PhillyCraft (3393) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by keith, pours purple black with thin to medium off white head, tiny bubbles, not much lacing. Aromas and taste of plum, fig, bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla. So smooth and flavorful for the percentage. Really well done big beer from the Bruery.
williamstome (946) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate brown pour. Bourbon, malt aroma with alcohol. Big flavor of bourbon, oak, sweet dark fruits, and malt. Full body. Super sweet.
Steve_0 (2826) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Eric’s with some southern gentleman in Dallas. Pour is murky brown with a small head that quickly dissipated. Caramelly, woodsy, big coconut, sweet vanilla, raisiny, figgy, pruney, and bready aroma. Taste is big caramel, bready, coconut, piney, big wood, vanilla, white chocolate, bourbon, and whiskey with a touch of heat on the finish. Slick mouthfeel with low carbonation. Not bad, but a bit too big and hot to be excellent for me.
Hemogoblin (24) - - JUL 8, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The very best in my opinion. Drank smooth, alcoholic without being overpowering. Subtle notes of everything but the kitchen sink, perfectly matched and combined. Leather, caramel, bread, chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, wood, leaves, nuts and citrus. All went down like a nectar, soothing and I dare say, perfect?
Hair6a11 (1373) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; Pour is fairly murky mahogany with a fairly mild off white head in this glass. Fruit esters come through on the nose, with some booze present. Caramel, sweet bread, mild bourbon, that comes across like a floral bouquet. The flavor profile is sticky and sweet to be certain, though I was expecting slightly more heft than this. Vanilla and toffee initial, moving to bourbon and light booziness. 15.5% comes across nicely overall, with dark fruit, florals, and oak near the finish. An excellent one here overall - the blend comes across nicely to me
reggiedunlop (3182) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque brown with a thin off white head. Aroma has caramel and vanilla atop bourbon and oak...very aromatic. Flavor follows suit...very sweet with caramel and vanilla...oak dries and bourbon/booze hit hard...some dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is boozy dark fruit/oak/bourbon...warms.
TDavEdMac (3) - Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 thanks to t0rin0! Aromas of caramel and bourbon. Pours a dark brownish red color with little head. Was a bit hot at first when it was cold but it got smoother as it warmed up. I can imagine that this would be even better with some age on it. A great beer to sip on as the 15% creeps up on you.
oRos (1163) - sacramento, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from hops to table John. Pours black/Brown with not much of a head. Taste is lots of bourbon and oak with a sweet vanilla finish
doublebock (510) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance Solid caramel with thin white head
Aroma French oak and butterscotch
Taste: Holy crap. Tons of complexity. Vanilla, caramel,coconut, toffee with huge but smooth oak barrels
Overall: incredibly similar to firestone walker barrel agged DDBA and one of those beers that you’ll remember for a long time. barrel aging first get much better
Camons (6249) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Christers. As Bruery Fruet, bottle #12893. Pours dark amber with a small light brown head. Aroma of rich sweet malt, bourbon, oak, coconut, dark fruits, vanilla. Flavor is malts, dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, light coconut, wood, some booze. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 030713