Rando7 (733) - Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours slightly cloudy dark brown with small tan head. Aroma malts, booze, vanilla. Great taste of chocolate caramel, vanilla, bourbon, dark cherries, dark fruits, slight oak. Finish mainly a continuation of the taste. palate maybe just a bit thin but doesn’t detract. Alcohol apparent. Very nice.
baraciisch (1806) - USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brownish in color... Aroma of caramel, oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate... Flavor is sweet initially, notes of wheat wine, white chocolate, tobacco, oak, bourbon... Body is thinner than the BT... Really enjoyable
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cstuartj (963) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, pours a deep ruby read, almost no head or lacing. big bold nose, tons of alcohol, oak, sweet sugars. very sweet yet deep taste, oak, ripe plum, alcohol. clean dry finish. great beer.
czar (4268) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours hazy dark brown reddish with a small light beige head, some retention, nice lacing and nice legs sticking. cherries and raisins-galore, tobacco, dark and smooth milk chocolate, spices, vanilla, burnt caramel, nicely woodsy, coconut. moderate to low carbonation, medium to full body - oily, sticky and i guess cloying, but i’m digging these sugars. warming, very tasty and good.
tom10101 (2702) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Brown with reddish reflects and a light ring of beige foam. Aroma is boozy with caramel, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, fruity notes and sweetness. Taste is moderately sweet and quite boozy with chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, caramel and a warming/burning finish. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Sirupy mouthfeel. Complex, but too boozy and not well balanced. Decent sipper.
Minderbinder (1740) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with low beige head. Red reflects, minimal lacing. Aroma is of alcohol, fruits, caramel. Taste is of chocolate, caramel, sweetness, roasted malt, heavy alcohol, nuts, spices. Palate: Full bodied. Very sweet. Questionnable balance (lots of sugar). Cloying. Low carbonation. Overall: Pretty good, but too heavy on sugar.
mathieuc (1229) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with no head but that’s OK for such a big brew, I guess. Aroma is of raw alcohol, caramel and a little chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate and maple syrup. Pretty sweet but somewhat balanced. Body is full, mouthfeel slightly syrupy. Finish is hot and full of maple syrup/brown sugar. A good sipper but I think I expected more, the nose wasn’t particularly pleasing and all the booze distracting really...
jkwood04 (3851) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a teku. Pours deep, murky brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee malts, some oak and vanilla, light bourbon, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a nice maltiness that blends well with the oak and bourbon. Smooth, thicker texture. A pretty good beer but sort of simple.
sitzds (289) - - JAN 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at The Bruery, poured into mini-snifter (which would prove to be plenty). Appearance is dark reddish-brown with a tan head, streaks, and minimal lacing, which is not unexpected for such a high abv beer. Aroma is powerful butterscotch, vanilla, toffee, cocoa, bourbon heat, roasted malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, and oak. Taste is very sweet with toffee, vanilla, and fig up front. Some oaky bitterness, but not balanced whatsoever. And heat, but less than the 15% on the bottle prepared me for. A sipper, certainly, due to both booze and sweetness. Full bodied, thick, slightly oily texture, low carbonation, sweet, warming finish.
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear medium brown with a small off white head. Aroma of alcohol soaked fruit and caramel malt. Full body, flavour as per the aroma, some liquorice over an oily mouthfeel.