b33r (681) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with small tan head. Aroma has a ton of bourbon and caramel malts. Flavor has strong bourbon kick, with sweet, creamy malts, vanilla, and a bitter cocoa. Good overall but pretty expensive.
kirarockrocks (10) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spotty lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, malt and oak. Rich, syrupy body with flavors of earthy malt, fruit, caramel and oak. The finish is oaky vanilla with a lingering bourbon aftertaste.
edhutson79 (10) - Alabama, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is a murky reddish brown color with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, malt and oak.
Ratman197 (10062) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bourbon, toffee, oak, caramel, dried fruit and light vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, toffee, caramel, light fruitiness and a hint of vanilla with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
beeratarian (99) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium dark brown with thin beige head. Aromas of alcohol, sweet fruit and whiskey. Taste is smooth with roasty bitterness and bourbon essence. Overall a little thinner than I expected. Nice and drinkable but not offensively big like expected for price. I like it, but not a must try.
demmbonz (568) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Clean medium brown pour. Light malt strong booze aroma. Thin ring. Ridiculous sweet. Huge barrel. Syrupy.
UrbanCaveman (53) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at room temperature.
A: Pours into the glass a cloudy, opaque deep hickory brown, and forms a nice pale head that slowly settles into a thick cap and ring. Shining light through the beer reveals a ruby-red cloudiness, and some bubbles slowly rising.
S: Heady caramel and toffee toast malts, twined around a boozy, warm hardwood and vanilla waft out of the glass. The scent is plenty sweet, and contains little surprises here and there, like a tiny touch of anise or a bit of raisin.
T: That is a smooth, smooth barrel-aged wee heavy. Sweet as can be, caramel and toffee and fresh dark bread, all aglow with the warmth of oaky bourbon. Vanilla and raisin play along the edges of the flavor profile, along with some faint shadows of leather and figs. The finish is a quick blast of bourbon, followed by a lingering caramel-toffee sweetness tinged with vanilla. Alcohol heat settles in the belly, not in the mouth.
M: Since "perfect" is not actually all that descriptive, I’ll try to be a little more detailed. This is a full, rich, creamy-smooth beer, the sort that feels like you can fold it with your tongue. It clings to the teeth and tongue rather well, and has just the right amount of carbonation for me not to notice it at all without the beer feeling flat.
O: This may be the single best execution of an aged wee heavy I have ever had, including the Founders Backwoods Bastard. Incredibly easy to drink, allows the malty sweetness to star with the bourbon barrel as the supporting cast, hides the ABV well - this is a really well done beer.
Daytonbeer (654) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mahogany with tan head and very little lacing. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, aged malts, wood, and vanilla. Taste is the same with some soy sauce. Silky with a good kick. Very nice!
Steve_0 (2818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pour is deep murky brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Sweet caramel, bourbon, toffee, coconut, wood, some cocoa, light roast, and brown sugar in the aroma. Taste is big coconut, brown sugar, raisins, plums, light roast, wood, and dates with a semi-sweet finish. Slick mouthfeel with low carbonation. Sweet, rich and full of flavor. Nice stuff.
BoBoChamp (5640) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
36cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, thx alot to Jef for sharing!, complex Scotch, alcoholic/sweet and slightly malty/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good Winter brew
JefVerstraete (1524) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade. Thanks! Brown colour, minimal beige head. Medium carbonation. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, marzipan and lots of bourbon. Sweet with light bitterness. Malty body. Ok, but a bit too sweet.