Gerbeer (2401) - 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 (5028) - 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 (2483) - 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 (3882) - 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 (5621) - 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.
want1DIPA (227) - - SEP 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Bruery. My favorite brew from the Bruery yet. Smells of bourbon vanilla bean shooting out from the start. At first subtle tastes of creamy biscuits, but then a slight spice note again coming back to bourbon and vanilla. I can’t believe this brew is 15.5% I loved this one!
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Thanks Mark. Brown and amber. small head. Enjoyable caramel and fruit flavor. Sweet and not much alcohol taste for a 15% abv.
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Deep, translucent brown and amber. Minimal beige head. Deep caramel and dried fruits. Sweet cherry, Carmel, toffee and a bit of alcohol burn.
JPDurden24 (1661) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. Dark reddish brown pour. Bourbon nose is strong, and taste is bourbon heavy as well. Flat out tasty as hell!
berntholer (1449) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
slight beige head that disappears quickly without lacing. cola colour. aroma is sweet, cloying, rye. taste is sweet aftertaste vanilla, boozy. medium carbonation and body. not what i expected, not really my thing either. bottle 75 cl (labeled as Fruet) / bottle #12957