mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4736-20120818] Bottle. Toasted caramel eggy breadcrumbs aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sugary sweet roasted molasses flavour has a whole lot of wood barrel. Full body. Nice sweet characteristics. (8/3/7/4/15+) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
phredrik (989) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet mumbo jumbo, this is heavy duty. Bourbon all over like some bitch, lots of molasses notes, dried figs, dark fruits, fudge. Vanilla and coconut as well. Sweet and complex. Good.
Beersiveknown (1625) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Richís house, cheers for organising the tasting!
Vanilla and caramel with a touch of coriander on the nose. Smooth bodied with raisins, caramalt, gently warming alcohol and red apple in the finish.
bigguns22 (402) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is complex musty,oaky,bourbon and wine notes. Brown in color small tan head. Flavors of oak, bourbon and coconut are most noted. Clean and a touch sweet at 15.5 that you would never guess in will creep up on you.
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fletchfighters (821) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark brown color. Light brown head.
Fantastic nose. Bourbon, butter, oak, toffee, vanilla, leather, and alcohol.
bourbon, vanilla, toffee, molasses, dark fruits and slight amounts of oak. Sweet and sticky taste.
Quite smooth for such a sticky and sweet beer. Developing sherry and port qualities very quickly. Wonderful beer that really needs to be shared due to the alcohol and the content of what it is. Still quite brilliant
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown/amber, light ring of cream head. Nose is rich caramel, dough, syrup, toffee, sticky, and chewy. Great on the palate, light sherry, rich toffee, caramel, dough, and light alcohol.
b79turner (167) - Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Wow! Fantastic! This beer is one of my favorites, Cuir and Coton were wonderful. The bourbon barrel aging really stands out with this beer. Definitely richer, more bourbon, a little sweeter. This is a "must try"!
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Jimmeekrek (52) - - DEC 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Share with Dembonz to celebrate the end of Novembeer. MASSIVE beer here. Huge flavors of molasses and bourbon, as well as caramel and vanilla. Very sweet, but not overly sweet. Great bottle to share. Thanks again Wrye, this was amazing.
demmbonz (303) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared bottle #00038 with NovemBEER founders jimmeekrek and linzbeth on 11/30. Sweet and syrupy. HUGE oak/bourbon aroma. Fruity and delicious. One of the best things Iíve tasted...plant, animal, or beer.
MmmcKay (1019) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man this beer is a beast. Itís not a beer to drink by yourself thatís for sure. Shared last night with the guys. Big thanks to Ryan for hosting and providing so many great bottles. This may have been my favorite. Although you certainly could taste the alcohol. At 15.5% itís kinda hard to cover it up. Each sip was an explosion of flavor. Layered complexity. It just went on and on. Would gladly drink this again. Easily the best Old Ale that Iíve ever experience. The bourbon barrel works seamlessly for this beer. Nuanced and amazing.