One2remeber (213) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at CCB. Ambient temp.
Huge tannins with a subtle, yet prominent bourbon presence. Vanilla, tree bark byproduct. Still get caramel, chewiness in nose with all the complexity. Aroma sends flares to the nostrils.
Wow. Everything changes in taste. A bit tangy sour, tootsie roll candy caramel, ever so soft. Lingers with a hint of green apple, booze, and chocolate.
crossovert (10015) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruet. Old tick form Dark Horse day. Huge 7 oz pour hanks to Ashley. Was starting to get really cold before drinking this, this warmed me up like no other.
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Beer Monger, Portland.
Deep brown cloudy pour. Limited head. Aroma of bourbon-soaked fruit cake. Huge boozy flavor, booze dominant and not entirely as a good thing. Wood. Super-sweet, very much a Bruery beer in that way. Full oily mouthfeel. Holly loves it. But it simply doesn’t merit 10% abv, let alone the 15.5% it is carrying.
yngwie (15760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75cl. As Fryer. It pours an unclear brown body under a small beige head. The aroma has alcohol, dried fruits, mostly raisins, caramel and a faint vanilla scent. It’s warming and full bodied on the palate, with flavors of dark dried fruits, caramel and some vanilla. Alcohol flavors too. Lasting finish. A quite wonderful one. 130607
Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a brown colour, a bit of cloudy pour, got some yeastys in my pour, taste was nice it was strong but really quite smooth, overall it was tasty,
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:   Deep dark caramel, thin to moderate foamy tannish head, little lacing.   Rich caramel, bready, and dark pitted fruit nose, with hints of Bourbon barrel aging.   Bright fig and prune notes up front, slightly tart, a little acidic, followed by dark pitted fruit, caramel, bourbon, and heavy sweet breadiness.   Pretty darn tasty I gotta say, with a very strong alcoholic warming.   Not hot, but I can tell this is big.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Finishes sweet, rich, hot caramel, breadiness, and soft dark pitted fruit.   I should also note, flavors of Bourbon but not your usual vanilla, graham cracker, and such.   Barrel aging is there, but does not dominate, which is nice for a change.   Thanks for the bottle Rob!
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, dark fruit, wood and bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark sweet and bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a standout beer.
jbruner (3190) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle in a trade thanks to wheresyourball! Pours an opaque, dark brown with thin ring of creamy colored head. Aroma is big on the bourbon barrel, lots of oaky vanilla sweetness, then some nice caramel malts and chocolate. Taste follows, add some toffee, hints of nuts, but still lots of that barrel aged quality. Thick and viscous, soft carbonation, nice burn in the stomach. Very nicely done.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark tawny, with a little caramel foam atop. Nougat, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, gobs of sugary malts - decadent nose. Taste is rich as fuck - lots more caramel, toffee, almond roca, wood, bourbon, nougat, vanilla, alcohol, candied apricot, and a touch of syrup (maple). Medium bodied with really low carb and a wet yet dry feel comes together silky and long lasting. Goddam Bruery, I really wish I didn’t like their higher end beers, but this is outstanding.
Serving type: bottle
curepute (141) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany with no head. Sweet wood nose, caramel, a little booze. Taste is a little sweet with dry faint funk. Very deep, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, all sorts of woods, vanilla, .... finishes a little boozy and long. Warms the belly.