brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany pour with a small khaki head. Strong alcohol and oak notes. Almost vinous with some grape, raisin, date, char, and tobacco notes. Nice sweetness and some alcohol. The flavor is a bit tannic and savory. Big oak, charred wood, and tannin character. Sweet bread, toffee, and caramel. Apple, date, and raisin fruitiness.
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours fairly dark brown with a slight beige head. Aroma is smoked oak and brown sugar. Med body. Flavor is huge oak, dark raisiny fruit, treacle and more. Very tasty. Heat is only in the gullet. Very nice.
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Bruery. Pours brown copper with a tiny beige head and a sweet alcohol aroma. There is rich dark molasses flavor with a hot alcohol and oak finish.
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home …. It pours clear brown with a small off white head… toasted malt, sweet dark fruits, raisins, plums, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, vanilla, alcohol….. very nice!
olr1984 (917) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours a murky brown with a tan head. Big oak caramel dark fruit and boozy aroma. Taste is the same.
oRos (1002) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at 10k event. Pours black with brown head. Taste was big oak, bourbon and roasted malts.
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had with all three variants side by side (for the record, the Brandy was the best)
Aroma: Vanilla, Oakey, Chocolate Caramel, Mild Toffee
Appearance: Black / Orangish Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, No Lacing
Taste: Vanilla, Oak, Toffee, Mildly Boozy, Mild Caramel
Mouthfeel: Poor Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker orange color, smallish head, minimal lace/retention. Aroma is oak, wood, caramel, syrup, somewhat fruity. Full bodied, fairly sweet, light alcohol. Really nice stuff.
drpimento (2098) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly good despite what I think is a fault of under carbonation. Bottle opened with no indication of pressure. Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, tan, foamy, head that soon settled and no lace. Color is a nice clear garnet. Aroma is quite pungent of oak, ripe dark fruit, malt, cider. Flavor’s like nose, plus is super rich, with old brandy, old sherry, grape must, lots of intense flavors, especially oak, malt, and the dark ripe fruit. Body is very full, concentrated, thick, carbonation very soft. Finish is like flavor, of average length, boozy.
mcberko (5358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out quite a bit of heat, wood, caramel and vanilla - doesn’t seem as sweet as regular Bois. Flavour is very woody, not a diabetes bomb like the regular Bois, with loads of booze, oak, and even a tiny tartness. A lot less sweet than the base beer, with shitloads of wood and a decent alcohol content. Not as sweet or diabetes promoting as the regular Bois, but not really any more complex or enjoyable.
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml. @ [ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG13 ].
Clear light dark brown colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, nutty, caramel, wood, alcohol, light roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long long duration, alcohol, roasted, nutty, chocolate, bread, aok - wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic.