VsXsV (2271) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the brewery with RBSG. Hazy, red/brown liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, raw sugar, oak/bourbon, dark fruit, toast, biscuit and toffee. Nice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of caramel and toffee. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Delicious beer.
KyotoLefty (6450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Draught at the Bruery. dirty reddish-brown. Huge bourbon nose--vanilla, tangy fruit. super sweet, with honey, bourbon, vanilla and a nice fruity edge. Fun, huge sweetness.
Peacehammer (621) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 Sampled 6/15/13. Huge oak tannin, vanilla boozy nose. Smooth for the ABV. Big notes of date, oak and vanilla. Alcohol fucile finish. Very enjoyable. Lots of burnt caramel. Great, and will age beautifully.
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark red-amber color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of bourbon and oak notes, as well as a good bit of maple. The flavor is very similar. The maple and bourbon notes really come through up front. Unlike the non-barrel-aged version of this beer I have tried (Papier), the alcohol is not well hidden. I also get some vanilla and caramel malt notes, as well as a hint of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy deep copper, lasting fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of vanilla, rich caramel, whiskey, light alcohol, marshmallow, complex and awesome. Taste of vanilla, smooth as hell, caramel, big and rich, decadent almost. Smooth body, alcohol well hidden.
obguthr (3830) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bourbon and fudge nose, boozy. Dingy brown, thin yellow head. Dates are predominant. Chocolate and caramel also present. Bourbon is ever present. Syrupy sweet, viscous, and hot. It is a bit better when warm.
jstraw (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark caramel with good, foamy, tan head / Big, rich nose of caramel, bourbon, coconut, chocolate, and fruit cake / Full body, chewy and sweet, good cover of the big alcohol, with the giant malts well balanced by hopping, and long finish / Flavors of fresh caramel, bourbon, coconut, chocolate, cream, date, raisin, and orange / Here’s a beer for aging, but mighty fine today. Apologies for the .1 point deduction.
PorterPounder (5541) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party - thanks to Blazer06. Dark brown pour, off-white head. Sweet aroma, hints of chocolate and dates. Flavor is similar with a chocolate and date profile. Hints of port, some toffee in the back end. Could be cloying if I had to drink the whole bottle - a sample was just enough. Slight booziness in the finish. Thickish mouthfeel.
drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7/7/12. 750 labeled as 100% BA Cuir thanks to Blazer06. Super sweet vanilla and syrup on the aroma. Rich barrel aged flavor with sweet vanilla, bourbon, and more. Too sweet.
rbrazell (1646) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Deep amber pour. Aroma is sweet sugary malts, dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon and coconuts. Flavor is sickening sweet and cloying. Alcohol heat in the end. Blah I can’t stand beers like this.