Reynolds314 (1873) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is great rich vanilla, caramel, bourbon, and plums. Taste is very sweet and cant be consumed in quantity at all. I can take very small boozy sips and enjoy them but it hits you with palate fatigue quick.
boisebeerguy (11) - boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A lot going on with this beer, but damn itís good. Slight sour, with slight wine barrel taste and lots of malt.
want1DIPA (147) - - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Bruery. Iím not sure what went on here with this brew, maybe because I had after Bois. There was hardly any aroma. I tasted a slight hint of bourbon with overtones of vanilla and cinnamon. I could tell it was 15.5% Iíll chalk this letdown up to a bad pour/or all the other brews before were just better.
XmnwildX12 (2071) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share by Bryce, Cinnamon, nutty and dark pitted fruit aroma. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate and booze, needs some age.
Inbreak (1056) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
19.06.2013, tap @ The Ginger Man NY:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, dried dark fruits, dark sugar, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, grass, chocolate. Taste is slightly concentrated sweet fruity, caramel malts, dried dark fruits, grass, toffee, citrus, dark sugar, alcohol, oak, hops, bourbon, vanilla, citrus peel, almond. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice one, well hidden alcohol for being this strong.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma has tons of dark fruit, nuts. Taste has coffee, plums, dates, toffee. Sweet stuff, but very tasty.
vtafro (2160) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, oak, vanilla and other sweet flavors. I enjoy the blend better than the parts.
Ernesto987 (3007) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow what a strong blend, a little to sweet and strong for me, really boozy and on the nose, oh well itís not that bad
Prufrockstar (435) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle -- thanks, Matt! The beer that pushed me over the edge of sobriety at last nightís tasting. Anyway: Pours mahogany with no head. Dark fruit, booze, caramel, sexy, yum. Syrupy, sweet. Iím pretty sure that this description is basically a variation of what I wrote for Bois.
DocJitsu (582) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very cloudy brown-amber. Nearly no head. Tart grape and sweet bourbon barrel aromas. Tastes like port wine aged in bourbon barrels. A lot of chocolate flavors too. This is a winner.