Beerman6686 (4608) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a medium brown with a tiny white head. Aroma was lots of.Bourbon, dark fruits, and booze and caramel. Flavor was similar, very sweet, but not to the point of being sickening like the regular version. Ok
zvsn (683) - ISRAEL - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Bruery tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits and spices. Sweet with fruity flavors (prunes, raisins), caramel, tart and woody notes, very boozy (as expected) with alcoholic warmth down the throat. Medium-bodied, syrupy texture. Bold and complex, but a bit too extreme and hard to drink.
rayaron (303) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Cloudy brown with low beige head. Aroma of vanilla, whiskey-like, woody, very alcoholic, caramel. Very sweet flavor, very alcoholic, vanilla, whiskey, woody, light sourness, soya. Creamy texture. Heavy body.
McNeillR (1303) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark muddied brown with a small ringed head. Creamy coconut, soft berry and neat muddied booze. Velvety patted down sweetness initially and crunchy coconut throughout. Very very soft burn for such an ABV. Soft milky mouthfeel without being overly dank. Nice lickable sweetness, vinious and bright before a soft dazzling sweet linger.
Bottle, Tasting by Numbers Tasting, Cheers BenH for the shelf turd.
cgarvieuk (15013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home .. deep brown ... thin tan lacing, ... soft sweet fruit malts ... dark malts ... soft sweet fruits ... dark fruits .. dark malts ... soft sweet fruits ... warming fruits ... jukcy maltd ... light coconut ...d ark roast ... juicy fruits ... light alcohol.
BenH (2474) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Shelf turd. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coconut, chocolate and oak. Taste is similar, coconut, chocolate, dried fruits. Sweet. Nice
Stuu666 (3243) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s, as Fruet. Pours dark brown, nose has toffee, vanilla, fruit, taste is rich and fruity, light vanilla, berries.
andrewje41 (598) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour at Bambinos. Pours black with a dark fruit, raisin, slightly boozy aroma. Prunes, and graham cracker flavor, and super smooth considering the high ABV. Really nice dark fruit finish. Very special beer here. A must try.
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml "Fruet" bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a rubby reddish brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, chocolate. Flavor is bourbon, wood, caramel, caramelized fruits. Finish is, again, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Full body, weak carbonation. Unbalanced, as in, way too much bourbon.
jfb (4023) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle - cheers to ferris for this one!) murky ruby-brown colour with no head. aroma of brown sugar, honey and alcohol, with a light salmon fattiness, vanilla, treebark and some caramel. flavour is mostly fudge, caramel and brown sugar, with a heavy sweetness and some oxidation, quite boozy in the finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.