keanex (830) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: The body is a beautiful dark brown, it appears clear but itís hard to tell, there is almost no head, just a thin tan head with poor retention.
Aroma: The aroma is very heavy on oak, very woody, light bourbon notes, hints of vanilla, almost all barrel here, but thereís some dark fruits as well, grapes come to mind.
Taste: This is dominated by dark fruits, black cherries, grapes, very wine-like. The barrel notes are very tame compared to the aroma, oak is throughout with some bourbon and light vanilla on the finish, warming alcohol goes down the throat.
Palate: Thick and very lightly carbonated.
Overall: This is very winey and I like it, this is complex and a very good sipper, my biggest gripe with this is the price and getting the wax off. I have another bottle Iíll age for a while and see how it turns out.
Godofthecellar (307) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of alcohol, bourbon, figs
Taste is sweet, sherry and bourbon. Warm on the back end and abv is not masked
JHeath99 (34) - - JUN 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Strong aroma of wood. Very nice taste of port, fruits, and alcohol. Pours dark brown with nice lacing.
snoworsummer (461) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a big bottle. Pours murky dark brown. Very strong aroma. Smells like port wine, chocolate, raisins. Very strong and sweet flavor. Tastes like brown sugar, alcohol, raisins, plums. Medium body and low carbonation.
tgncc (2334) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Savor NYC 2013. The aroma is gorgeous, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak. The appearance is deep black, tan head. The flavor is sweet, chocolate, vanilla, oak, molasses, bourbon. The finish is bourbon warming, sweet, pine hops. Thick in body. Very nice.
hopwine (13) - - JUN 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a muddy dark opaque brown. Aroma is comprised of bourbon, vanilla, alcohol heat, caramel and toffee. Flavors include a light sharp fruitiness, dried apricots, raisin, heavy caramel/toffee, pleasant booziness, vanilla, and earthy wood. Palate is simultaneously heavy yet silky smooth. Each sip yields an incredibly pleasant warming sensation without contributing any harshness. This beer is almost peerless in its quality, a must try.
bytemesis (1484) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours clear deep brown, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is very rich Moses, toffee, fig, chocolate, bourbon. Flavor is the same, sweet, rich, boozy, and decadent. Medium body, silly mouthfeel, quite hot
Geokkjer (4311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown wirh an off-white head. Aroma of malt, figs, caramel, cheese and malt. Flavor is sweet and warming with some port notes, malt, grains , figs and caramel.Full body, soft carbonation.
kimjongill (188) - - JUN 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is fruit, oak, and bourbon. Taste is the same, with a malt backbone and strong bite. Hazy pour brown in color. Good mouthfeel.
dogfishho (509) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a muddy brown without much head. The aroma is dense and sweet with stewed fruit, wood, chocolate, and red wine notes. On the palate theres a strong sweetness with similar tastes to the nose. High alcohol but well integrated. Chewy mouthfeel makes large samples difficult, but that isnít a bad thing. I want more.
ericdevin (289) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 16 Tons Taphouse, part of WBBF. Pours a medium brown, little head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, caramel sweetness. Body is lively. Finish is long-lasting, vanilla, smoke, warming. Lovely, the Bruery does it again.