budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a thick brownish head that recedes to a few clouds. Aroma is booze, brown sugar, and major barrel. The taste is really boozy, with heavy caramel, brown sugar, sherry, bourbon, raisin, toffee..... I could keep going. Thereís alot going on but itís also super boozy.
tricyclist (470) - Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Mike M!!! Wow this thing is a ton!! Pours a deeP dark and murky amber brown. Nose is as boozy and smooth! Chocolate notes and plenty of caramel, pretty decent sweetness. Flavor is smooth caramel and warming alcohol! Healthy, smooth sweet chocolate, bourbon and brandy mix. Sharp booze and smooth following. Really nice overall. So glad I got to have this one!!
Ktwse (1220) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy brown with about a finger of frothy tan head. Aroma of port barrel, muscovado, chocolate, dates, raisins, figs, light molasses. Complex, sweet and absolutely marvelous aroma! Taste is big, bold alcohol and port sweet with huge alcohol sweet finish. Tons of muscovado and dried fruit. Body is incredibly rich, creamy and sticky sweet with soft carbonation. Itís almost too much, but apart from that, this is one outstanding sipping beer!
DrSilverworm (4017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, thanks to caterwaul for sharing. Mostly hazy dark brown / red color. Good thin khaki head. Nice, plentiful dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, creamy, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Awesome, complex aroma. Good dark fruit, chocolate, light vanilla, some complex, lightly spicy barrel aromas to this. Good light to moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Drinks amazingly for 15%. A light amount of warmth, that is actually pretty nice. A good amount of warmth... no bite or burn at all, very very smooth. Fantastic stuff, impressively balanced, very delicious. Rapidly sippable, every sip is wonderful.
PriorL (894) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at EBT2 2013. Shared with Mathieu87 and Joris.
APPEARANCE: brown clear beer, no foam. BUT: annoying was around the bottle!
NOSE: alcohol, sweet
TASTE: alcohol, some sweetness, dry out.
Alcohol is very over-ruling in this beer, a little too much even.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak and dark fruit. Flavor was creamy smooth and quite sweet with dark caramel, sweet bourbon, vanilla, toffee, dark fruit, oak, light chocolate and had a boozy sweet finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2158) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown, small head that disappears quickly. Aroma is boozy with sweet maple and bourbon. Some dark fruit flavors as well. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel thatís also boozy and sweet. Nice mix of flavors, but itís still too boozy and comes off as overly sweet.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head gone in secs; ruby-shot reddish-brown beer. Alcohol, fusels, vanilla, wood; overwhelmingly intense nose. Sweet-alcoholic, milkchocolate, portwine, Madeira. Syrupy, yet not really cloying: cherryconcentrate. Alcoholheat, viscous-slick, oily. Cherry in force in the aftertaste. WHY THE BL**DY WAX?? Itís a RRPITA at opening, and doesnít do anything for the beer. The beer itself is more than OK, and doesnít need this sh... Thanks to Ignace!
Ataraxia (234) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, thin off-white lacing. Strong aroma of booze, charred oak, caramel, raisins, overripe figs, vanilla, and a little chocolate. Light sour taste from the barrel mingled with spicy notes. Smooth, but heavy, sticky, and full-bodied. Boozy and warming finish.
A bourbon barrel aged barleywine in essence
allesmetkaas (166) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared from kermis. Aroma of dark burnt fruits,caramel and dark chocolate, with a taste to match