tcon25 (336) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at malt and vine, got a bottle a bit ago, wanted to try a taster to get a Idea of how long to age it. And after sampling it, probably going to be a little bit. Very dark amber pour, very sweet aroma, this beer has tones of flavor, very sweet taste. Needs some age, but I love the taste so far, can’t wait to try it again.
Will re-rate a aged version.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Dark red light brown pour with no head. Oak, cherries, dried fruits, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. Wow.
markducommun (541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Emporium. Very cloudy, light brown mahogany, minuscule tan head. Vanilla, bourbon, molasses. Smells quite hot. Dark overripe fruit, raspberries. Light bitterness, quite spicy, very sweet. Heavy oily, body. Incredibly long finish. Excellent.
Odysseyalien (66) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Churchkey, Washington, DC. I’ve had the 2013 in a bottle but the 2015 draft is a bomb. They’ve blended years 1-7 with 2015 and the result is an amazing oak aged strong ale. This brew defines the tern "sipper". I’m not going to narrow down taste, mouthfeel, etc. If you like old ales, barleywines, and the like, get your hands on this guy. You won’t be disappointed.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at the source on 5/8/15. Pours dark brown with minimal off white head. Aroma is bourbon and some oak and lots of dark fruits - figs, plums, raisins. Really this and sweet. Flavor follows and is sticky sweet dark fruits, with bourbon and oak. Come caramel and toffee also. This, chewy mouthfeel. Silky smooth. About 3 ounces was enough. Nice beer.
Earlier Rating: 5/13/2015 Total Score: 4.3
Bottle at porch nite shared with Brisben and Raith. Pours a mahogany brownish red with one finger of thin off white foam. Aroma is very malty and lots of oakey bourbon barren aromas. Flavor follows and is really sweet. Lots of maltiness, lots of dark fruits, and slight tartness. Sour cherries. Very sweet. Alcohol is noticeable. Nice beer.
Lothore (602) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy deep reddish brown with a thin, off white head. Huge bourbon and brown sugar notes in the nose. Dark chocolate, bourbon, caramel, hints of berry, vanilla and oak. Mouthfeel is thick with ample carbonation. Extremely drinkable for the alcohol content. Delicious old ale.
markextrae (2512) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with a friend. As the bruery sucre. Poured a hazy Brown colour with a non lasting off head. Leaving an oily ring on top. Spicy alcohol notice, bourbon, sweet caramel malts, sweet caramel, raisins, toffee, prunes, cacao, vanilla, Dries apricots in the finish. Very good. Way and way better as the sucre cognac
Johnsense (1080) - - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour, sizeable head. Slight alcohol warming while drinking this. Maple syrpu in aroma and taste, dark caramel, sugary, bourbon barrel prominent but not overpowering. Dessert beer, and one that needs to be sipped.. That 17% alcohol is noticeable.
Sammy (10017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ren’s bottle. Big beer, sqweet just like maple syrup sipper. Drinkable though a one timer, not complex interesting.
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Draft at Tap and Handle. Reddish brown appearance. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark malts and some light fruity esters. Similar flavor, heavily sweet with other minor complexities throughout. The alcohol is mostly hidden. A pretty good sipper.