Bule (1836) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle of 2014 release. Pours an orangey brown color without much head. Medium bourbon and the vanilla comes through at the end.
GenDV138 (5988) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml waxed bottle shared with a friend. 2014 edition from Preserve Society. Not infected thankfully. Hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of white chocolate, cocoa, caramel, some booze. Tastes of caramel, big booze, toffee, oaky bourbon. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice aroma, too much booze on the taste
knickskicks (1151) - - OCT 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow-orange pour. Nose is boozy, tart gren apples. Taste is the same. Clearly infected but still somewhat drinkable.
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a small head. Nose is super sweet and boozy. Little nuance to it. Flavor is simial. Somewhat tart and hot sugar bomb. Oily. Meh.
northropfrye (3249) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks cards04 for sharing. Murky orange body not much head at all. Odd but appealing aroma of white chocolate but also tart and oaky. Cereal and vanilla. Taste is oaky tart Touch of citrus grains. Touch of booze but abV well masked for the high abV.
cards04 (2648) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark honey colour. Aromas are insane. Lots of white chocolate, vanilla, honey, very decadent aromas. Flavours are sweet white chocolate, vanilla, honey, booze, and a sour finish.. Which I found odd but not unpleasant. It balances the sweetness nicely.
ajnepple (5084) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle with a thick white wax, dated 13 months go, received via trade, thanks Chad! Hazy orange appearance with a small white head that lingers. A bit darker on the second pour, more cloudy, some sediment. Aroma of white chocolate, vanilla, oak, lactose, light honey, white wine grapes, coconut, caramel malt, toffee and light alcohol. Similar flavor, syrupy and sweet with a hint of acidity. Full bodied with a thick feel, sometimes finishing a bit boozy. Good, but not quite what I was expecting. A nice sipper overall. Pairing: Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one has been on the wants for a long time. Excited to finally try it. Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is a mix of cocoa and vanilla, as expected. The flavor is really boozy but hidden in there are some great cocoa, vanilla, sugar, bourbon and oak notes. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Definitely a huge beer, but if you split it among a group of friends it is worth seeking out.
sorif (17) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 25, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing beer, definitely a special idea, with flawless execution. The name really says it all, if you have access to this beer try it for yourself, it’s definitely worth it. Reading reviews is not enough. The words are not enough.
RasmusOtt (2323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet chocolate (white), caramel, fudge, vanilla, dark sweet fruits and some sweet malts. The taste is sweet with a weak hoppy feel to it. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, fudge, tannin and some alcohol. Less sweet than expected but still a nice barley wine Fo sho.