GothGargoyle (572) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a minimal head. Aroma is raisins, plums, dates, brown sugar, maple syrup. Lightly carbonated, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet and fruity on the palate with a hint of booze on the finish. Taste is raisins, plums, chocolate, toffee, sherry and a subtle hint of wood. Damn tasty.
mwbrady12 (398) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Complex aroma and taste with a strong taste, aggressive mouthfeel and dark brown appearance.
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brystmar (458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, cherries, bourbon, booze, and dark fruit. Aroma pops more than the taste, as the massive blend gets a bit clusterfuck-y on the palate. Delicious, though a bit boozy. Can't drink much of it.
Boutip (3979) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark cloudy brown color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with sweet notes, some bourbon and some vinous notes makes for a unique mix. Taste is a mix between bourbon and vanilla notes with some oak, dark fruit and some vinous notes which feels more or less balanced with the rest of the mix. Body is full with limited filtration and light warming alcohol. I didn’t really dig the mix between rich stout/old ale sweet notes and the dark fruit and also vinous feels of the beer.
kraddel (853) - deurne, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smell is very bourbon. way to much, actualy.
very low carbo. buttery, bitter. thick. low carbo. OK, bourbon aftertaste.
djd07 (2318) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a very dark brown with light tan head that lasts awhile. The aroma is oak, dark fruits, and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with sweet chocolate and roast with nice oak finish. Hides alcohol well, a very impressive American strong ale from The Bruery.
RobertDale (1910) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours dark brown with a tiny tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, and vanilla. Sweet and warming.
bytemesis (1426) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours deep clear mahogany, small tan head, some lacing. Fantastic aroma of dried fruit, mosses, toffee, whiskey, wood, vanilla. Flavor is the same, but less of it, medium sweet, very hot. Medium body, creamy.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A nice whiskey/molasses aroma. Quite tasty. A thickish bdy with a somewhat alcoholic kick at the end, mixed with some whiskey noes. Fantastic.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/IV/13 - 75cl bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2013-325) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear brown beer, small beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: butter scotch, caramel, sugary, vanilla, some alcohol. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: sugary start, caramel, vanilla, sugar, butter scotch. Aftertaste: sweet and sugary, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, little hoppy, bourbon, woody touch, raisins, chocolate.