MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle shared @ Dean’s aged pale lager tasting, courtesy of me. Many thnx to bytemesis for sending me this ’should be’ beautiful beer. Cleary a horrible infected bottle. Aroma of week-old vomit with fromage du tête.. One sip was enough and words cannot describe what it was.. awful. Would love to try a good bottle of this, because it should be amazing.. only this wasn’t.. I’m going to cry now...
blklab2007 (1951) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle labeled 14.25% abv. Not sure how to tell the age of this bottle but I have had it for at least two years so it was definitely the batch before the infection issues. It has been staring at me in the cellar always thinking when I would open it up. Well...... Random Friday for no special occasion it is! Pour has a bright orange color with a bit of white foam that held a ring on the glass. Aroma is really nice with vanilla bean, oak, sweet malt, white chocolate, and some mild heat considering the punch in this one. Mouth feel is medium light with little sugar on the tongue and good carbonation for a huge barreled beast. Flavor has plenty of vanilla, smooth oak, mild bourbon, white chocolate, sweet malts, and a surprisingly mellow finish. This has aged incredibly well and is drinking just beautiful right now. This particular bottle or batch is right on like the white oak batches I have hit as well.
kermis (4945) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Obviously infected, shame. Aroma of puke and sweets. Fairly heavy infected acidity in the flavor with the sweetness behind. Hope to revisit this and relate after this disappointing infected waste.
deanso (5189) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Mrhangover.
infected aroma. Thin white head. Cloudy blond pour. Badly infected. Very acidic
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of rayl101Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate, vanilla, light caramel, bourbon, honey, and a hint of citrus. It pours a dull dark orange with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus a touch of honey. The finish has moderate-heavy vanilla, moderate chocolate, light caramel, bourbon, and faint coconut. It’s medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s a really tasty desert beer and I really like how the bourbon and vanilla work together. The key is small doses though as I imagine a large sample would wear on me quickly.
BuckeyeBoy (2692) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml with a big thanks to travis. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a ring of white. Nose is great vanilla beans coconut white chocolate and barrel. Taste is as the nose no infection on this one. Some burn vanilla and lots of sweetness.
zach8270 (3435) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Hazy orange pour. Lots of malt, white chocolate, dark fruits and bourbon. Flavor is pretty much the same. Dark fruits mixed with sweet white chocolate and a lot of vanilla from the bourbon. Much like a yogurt covered raisin. Sticky sweet but could be good with a few years on it.
OPIE788 (333) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. For me, the smell and taste were the same. White chocolate and raisins. It reminded me of those yogurt covered raisins they had back in the 90’s just with a big alcohol burn. It was to young. I think with a few years on it, it can be great
fluffy (1602) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
youre an infection, youre my infection, who do you want me to be, to make you drink with me..
cpetrone84 (1372) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is a transparent dark amber with a foamy white head. Nose is a fair bit of bourbon, heavy wheat base and odd caramel malt, muddled and dirty with a hint of coconut and notes of milk chocolate. Taste is extremely sweet and not integrated at all. The bourbon is lighter, notes of apple juice and some overly sweet caramel. The chocolate and nib notes are extremely out of place and don’t fit in at all. There is tons of sugar, hints of booziness through the softly carbonated finish. The body is big, soft palate and creamy.