merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Very Mild Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Bourbon, Oak, Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Mildly Boozy
T: Bourbon, Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Dark Fruit
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Smooth, Mildly Bozy
Overall, a really strong old ale with a solid smoothe taste that masks the booze. Solid Solid Solid.
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by rschnake...thanks Rob! - Pours murky brown with a thin tan ring of head. Nose is caramel, warm and sharp booze with big bready and dark malt. Real sweet and sugary taste, yeasty and bready. Thinnish with low carbonation. Huh.
haukur (1432) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Monster bourbon aroma, with oak, and fruits. Boozy and almost burning in the nose. Complex, with oak, bourbon, vanilla and sweets taking on the palate. Big and strong.
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 This is Fruet and not Bois. Nothing less than a perfect beer! Dark fruits, bourbon, caramel, toffee, sugar on the lips, vanilla. This is heaven!
alobar (3100) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel brown pour with an aroma of caramel, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor upfront is caramel, bread, with some bourbon. Very sweet at the back end, which is the only drawback to this beer.
Gerbeer (2353) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. POurs a dark red brown with light head. Aromas of caramel and bourbon, roasted malts and brown sugar, woody and sweet. very complex flavors, wood barrels, bourbon, candy sugar, light spice and smoke, alcohol and malts. Still quite sweet. Quite hot. Like a good American barley wine.
JK (4969) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2013. It has been a long time since I had an old ale. Dark brown and very low carbonation. Sweet malt and caramel. Very high alcohol, I can smell it and feel it on my tongue.
jcartamdg (2441) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of heavy malt, caramel, bourbon and oak. Taste is boozy, vanilla, bourbon and oak. A lot of booze on this one, malty and boozy.
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zach8270 (3863) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 750 ml - 2013 vintage) Clear dark brown pour with a tan head. Big bourbon and vanilla aroma with a very nice supporting cast of wood and caramel. Dark fruits and sticky vanilla at the start of the aroma. Bready and dry malt middle and a very sweet and vanilla-laden bourbon finish. Didn’t taste anything like 15.5%.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Kennys. Thanks Jason. Black. This is all about wood and malts. Vanilla is so good. Dark fruit. So good.