hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 liter, over priced ($50) bottle. Deep brown with an off white head. Honey, spices, very light barrel aging noticed, and vanilla. Very drinkable for 10% and this one actually was better than I would have thought going in.
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Magnum bottle courtesy of goryshkewych. Cheers, George! Pours a hazy brown with a white head. Nose is big caramel, spice, ginger, vanilla, and honey with wood and vanilla. Flavor is similar- huge caramel, big ginger, some spice, vanilla, and oak. Medium in body and a noticeable alcohol presence.
jsquire (3565) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky amber color with a small beige head out of the bottle. Strong spice and bourbon nose. Great warming bourbon sense to this beer. Cinnamon, nutmeg, bourbon and vanilla notes. Full flavored beer with a nice use of a barrel.
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Magnum bottle, thanks Mark .. . deep leather brown .. . good foam .. . good amoutn of spice, plum skin, and raisin flesh .. . oxidation is creeping in nicely
.. . . the kind that drives a train?
burg326 (3885) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big ol’ magnum shared by markwise at RBWG, poured an amberish dark brown color with aromas of oak, booze, light spice, and aome veggies. Flavors were oak, bourbon, and light spice. Thanks for sharing Mark.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Cloudy amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Woody and sweet malts
Taste: Woody, sweet and some hot alcohols
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazed brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of sweet malt and carrots. Sweet spicy malt with a hinto heat and some oak. Medium body and a tad fizzy.
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Brew Kettle. Awesome! Cinnamon, bourbon, sweet caramel, and a bit of chili heat. This is so good!
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy ruddy muddy brown with minimal tan head. Nose was earthy malt, X-mas spice, oak, figgy fruit. Tasted fruity, earthy, oaky and woody, with nutmeg, cinnamon, and notes of brown sugar, figs, and a fruity finish.
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a 2011 magnum, towards the end of a big bottleshare. Mildly hazy amber brown color. Minimal off-white head. Awesome bourbon aroma, works wonderfully with the winter spice aromas (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg). Good honey and maple syrup notes. Bigger body, good dry texture, lighter carbonation. Great beer. Yes. Tastes like Christmas.