HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had a weird pretzely element to it that I wasn’t a fan of. The vanilla and chocolate didn’t come through against the overbearing bourbon and honey sweetness. Disappointed, would like to try again in a non-festival setting.
hackobock (3427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 13, 2016. Bottle at Bruery Bonanza 2016. 2015 edition.
Clear dark golden/amber with a small very quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is sweet malty with caramel, vanilla, white chocolate, some nutty notes and wheat.
Taste is medium sweet, malty, slight boozyand bitter. Finish is warming bourbon, some bitterness, slight salty, wheat, sweet toffee sugar and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Good but a bit hot.
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap the beer pours an amber color with a medium head. The nose has vanilla, coconut and some booze. The taste has some chocolate, caramel, oatmeal and some vanilla. Good long finish.
drfabulous (6427) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Aaron’s. A light body with some syrup and notes of white chocolate. Finishes with cream soda.
tkrjukoff (4302) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber with a small head. Aroma is boozy white chocolate fruity sweet. Flavor is vinous sweet yet a bit sour bitter white chocolate fruity
_angst_ (4466) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottled mini sample courtesy of LinusB. Pours tiny hazy deep golden with a very small offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is intense, malty and sugary with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, caramelized pecans, roasted coconut, white chocolate, hay, minerals, bourbon alcohol and hints of lemon peal and figs. Taste is sweet, bitter, salty, malty, tiny fruity and boozy. Mouthfeel is soft, round, viscous, syrupy, boozy and medium to full bodied. finish is sweet, bitter and salty with caramel, toffee, salt water, vanilla, white chocolate and bourbon alcohol. Bit too big, boozy and salty but perfect for a 30 ml sample.
Jokestereo (302) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma; White Chocolate, coconut, figs, oak and booze Taste; Coconut, white chocolate, wood, earth, figs and booze.. But well balanced and tasteful
linusb (799) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Clear brown coloured with a white head that goes away fast. N: Vanilla, figs, booze T: Vanilla, cocoa nibs, bourbon O: WOW! Vanilla bomb. It’s boozy but I really enjoy the hardcore flavours!
Cybercat (5054) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, dark honey golden with a thin pale buff head. Aroma delivers yeasty, malty and chocolate notes. Flavor continues the chocolate tone plus malty and fruity notes. Mouthfeel delivers average body and fizz. Brew up some white chocolate
ClarkVV (5700) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
2014 bottle from Chris, drunk 2/20/16.
Pours a murky dark amber color with a immediately fading beige head.
Chocolate, earth, grape and toasted oak, with a pina-colada-like bourbon element and some oxidation, as well as a fair amount of sharp, grainy booze.
The flavor is just a putrid mess of sour wheat-like character, toasted oak, spoiled chocolate milk and lightly sweet caramel on the end, replete with grape and lightly bitter vanilla notes. Loose/low carbonation and not intensely sweet, but the huge wheat dryness doesn’t work at all with the barrel character and what the hell is all of the grape-like character.
WillRunForBeer (2247) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Bottle shared by AirForceHops. Thanks Chris! Pours orange gold with a few white bubbles. Bottled 08/08/14. Aroma is coconut, vanilla, white chocolate. Taste is sweet, caramel, white chocolate, coconut, vanilla, oak. not bad.