danrcook (25) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep brown and murky. Head lingers, but is not thick. Nose is deep with chocolate, oak, bourbon and toffee. Taste is bold and sweet while a yeasty sweet bread tastes linger. Truly a unique and flavorful beer.
cmacklin (849) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a medium, short lived, tan head that fully dissipates. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, overripe dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit, licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla
and oak with a bourbon warming finish. Full body with a sticky, oily texture and soft carbonation. Wow, lots of complexity. Excellent, a world class old ale.
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I guess if you like big and barrel aged above all things, you will like this pretty well. For what it’s worth, this has a lot of nice flavors, solid malt w/ lots of whiskey-ish flavors of cherry and vanilla. It’s oversweet though and ultimately has a lot of unpleasant oxidized and and soy-sauce flavors underneath it all. It is overall, pleasant enough for some slow sipping but far from a great beer generally.
mmargarucci (280) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - SEP 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is filled with alcohol and sweetness. Taste is very sweet maybe too sweet. Very much and old English ale overloaded with alcohol.
rumproasts (5048) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Logan’s. Very hazy brown. Awesome aroma. Very sweet. Dark fruit, brown sugar, vanilla. Very flavorful and complex. Boozy, but not nearly as much as expected.
dnicolaescu (1974) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared BOTTLE 75 CL at 14.8%. Loads of raisin, dried fruity malts, smoky salty rubber, barrel vanilla. Barely sensing the ultra high ABV. Yummy fruity sweetness, balanced by a good deal of drying soft alcohol and fruity tartness. Huge and super yummy.
hackobock (3483) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 13, 2016. Bottles at Bruery Bonanza 2016 as Cuivre, Fruet, Coton (BA) and Sucré. Thanks for sharing!
Dark brown almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, malty, slight boozy with lots of bourbon notes, caramel, dark sugar, figs, prunes, raisins, some vanilla notes, brunt wood. Taste is sweet, malty and slightly boozy. Finish is sweet dark sugars, caramel, dried fruits, light burnt bitterness with warming alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, slight sticky texture.
Sucre was the best of the bunch, Cuivre was still a bit hot and the other were sowing signs of oxidation.
dfearnley (1806) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Sour gran marnier, raisins, rye whisky, lemon, vanilla
Adjunct: Oak, toasted malt, alcohol,
dresden (1459) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown, big bourbon nose, lots of caramel, wood. Very boozy and heavy, too heavy
Overall is nice but man this is sweet and boozy
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Deep dark brown with some red notes. N: Figs, dates, vanilla, bourbon T: Molasses, honey, dates, figs and raisins. O: Nice one!
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from bottle, shared with X random people in the Cantillon Blåbær 2016 line in Copenhagen. :-) Pours a murky brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is vanilla, deep malts, raisins, nuts, wood and hints of caramel, toffee, tobacco, dark berries, cocoa and coffee. Taste is deep malty notes, vanilla, wood, alcohol, caramel and hints of spices, toffee, rum and port wine. Full body, soft carbonation. Lovely sipper from The Bruery, this one hides its high ABV elegantly and the complexity is highly pleasant.