madmitch76 (20710) - , Essex, - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
23rd September 2012
Opaque black - brown beer. Tidy tan head. Light bourbon nose. Palate is crispy and fresh. Minerals. Bourbon! Smooth and a little tangy. Mild dark malts underneath. Touch of fruit as well but not really getting a clear plum from this. Smooth finish and a smooth beer.
Ratman197 (12550) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of caramel, plum, cocoa, light oak and light bourbon. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of plum, toffee, cocoa, earthiness, light oak and light bourbon with a smooth lingering plum finish.
neepsntatties (1632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from "hannont". Colour...dark, burgundy with a thin pink head. Nose...burnt fruit cobbler a fruit crisp with steeped plums. Palate...tart, dry, fruity and kind of oxidised but not in a bad way. Burnt plum skins and plum extractives hit the finish and then it peters out.
HonkeyBra (3956) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sampled immediately after the Cherries version, rating from notes. Pours close to black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, mild booze, some bourbon and fleshy dark fruit notes. Sweet, some chocolate. Flavor has a touch of nail polish, with dark fruit and pruney sweetness, balanced by some roast and boozy barrel notes. Medium bodied. Somewhat low carbonation. Finishes sweet. I preferred the cherry version, slightly.
gEUS (1662) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
660 ml bottle - shared by Dennoman at the DL Vertical Tasting at the Cellar of Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles - thx man!. Taken from notes. Pours deep brown, no head. Typical 3 Floyds molasses aroma, some coffee, little fruity acidity. But all in all, quite unbalanced.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Randy and JR for breaking this one out. Opened right after the BA Cherries, this one had a ton more fruit qualities. This one just seemed to have better balance between the bourbon and the fruit qualities of the plums.
beernbourbon (1477) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma fills the room with loads of brandy, light fruit, roasted malt, and light vanilla. Flavor is brandy, light vanilla, light wood, dark fruit, lots of dark roasted caramel. Really nice. I like this a lot.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip. Bottle # 79/391.
A: Pours a dark black color with some lighter brown edges. A light khaki head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass.
S: Roasted malts with a bit of the barrel. Mild bourbon with light oak. Some fruity plum sweetness with a little chocolate malt.
T: As with other BA FFF offerings there is some mild acetone notes, but this is the least offensive amount I’ve come across so far. Nice roasted malt presence with some light chocolate. Trace amounts of bourbon.
M: Medium thin bodied with a medium low carb. Sweet finish.
O: This was alright. As with all the other BA Alpha Klauses the base was overwhelmed and the barrel seemed kind of mute as well.
Serving type: bottle
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by birchstick- thanks again, Jonathan! Bottle 108/391. Pours a super deep amber color with a small tan head. Massive aroma of bourbon, vanilla, plums, brown sugar, chocolate, and sweet bread. The plums come across like sour mash and give just a faint bit of tartness to complement the sweetness. The flavor has more plum, with fruitcake, berries, coconut, vanilla, caramel, oak, and bourbon. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, juicy, boozy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. So underrated. This is awesome.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The pour is a murky dark brown/black color with a khaki head. The booziness is really overwhelming. Tons of oak, roasted malt, and a pronounced acidity. Mild plum, a touch of solvent, and plenty of green apple. Tastes of roast, alcohol, green apple, and bourbon. A fair amount of acidity, mild to moderate caramel/toffee sweetness, some raisins, plums, and cherries. Kind of sour on the finish.