DrSilverworm (9090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at DLD 2013. Dark brown color. Minimal tan head. Bigger body. Kind of a chewier taste, light carbonation. More dry finish. Tastes much bigger than standard Alpha Klaus. Wood, little vanilla, little spice, bigger liquor taste. Milk chocolate, much less pronounced hop, but still mildly hoppy. More stout-like malt characteristics, little roast, but not quite the body of a stout, so the barrel is a little more pronounced, but it’s nice. Bitter taste, light sweet, good long complex aftertaste. Much boozier than regular Alpha Klaus, but no burn or bite, nice warm buzz. Good, interesting stuff.
conway (2164) - - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours port wine color with no head. Lots of bourbon barrel, malt and chocolate notes on the nose and tongue. Thinner than I'd like and bourbon is a little too prominent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle 168/ 4-something. Pours deep deep brown. Head is tan and lasting as a film. bourbon, floral, citrus, spice, vanilla. Bourbon really sends out by itself though. Flavor is hops, bourbon, vanilla and wood. Odd to have a small beer aged on bourbon barrels. Fun to try.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml waxed bottle served in a Portsmouth snifter. Bottle shared by Frank (Lurchingbeast) I think? Thanks either way!
A: Pours a nice strong black color with dark brown edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to a thin ring. Stick sheets of lace are left down the glass.
S: Nice bourbon with a little spice with some nice roasty malts and some chocolate with a little oak.
T: Nice boozy spice with some light fruity esters poking in there as well. Roasted malts, light oak, smooth chocolate and some nice caramel and vanilla barrel sweetness on the finish.
M: Medium bodied with medium to low carbonation and a smooth boozy finish.
O: Very impressed with this one. I would really like to try the variants, but the this one had a solid and balanced barrel character.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-16-2012
MrHangover (3569) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, huge thanx to Kermis for sharing this one! Pours a jet black colour with a two finger, tanned head. Aroma is full of bourbon, oak and dark fruits. Flavour is really sweet, missing some roasted notes, but not disturbing at all. The bourbon is really present in the flavour and it has a cloying, thick mouthfeel. One to enjoy for sure!
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours black with a thick beige head with low retention. Aroma is massive oak and bourbon, chocolate, fudge, vanilla, and very subdued roasted notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter. Warming in the finish and oily but lighter than expected mouthfeel. Still fairly full bodied with soft but tingly carbonation. I get the impression that the base beer has been very overpowered by the BA but still very good.
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 Bottle @ tasting, tfs kermis! Aroma is huge bourbon woody chocolate liquorice vanilla roast. Flavour is massive bourbon, thick roast, chocolate, vanilla, spices, this that and more. Very intense. Lazy rate, awesome beer.
erickok (4464) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown bodied and medium creamy tan head. Very rich, creamy flavour. Concentrated fruit, wood, cacao, booze and vanilla. Roasted malts, smooth. Not too thick but still has the flavour. Lively carbonation in the end. Bit too boozy, taste dimmed down by the barred aging I suppose. Not entirely convinced but very happy I tried it. (At Dean’s Birthday Tasting)
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
66cl bottle courtesy of Kermis and shared :-) thanks
Thin tan head. Bourbon aroma. Clear dark pour. Vanilla and bourbon in the aftertaste. The barrel aging is lovely. A great brew!
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a darker brown color with a lighter tan head. Aroma was of lots of smooth bourbon notes, good amount of oak and vanilla,a nd light chocolate. Flavor was very very smooth bourbon and chocolate melding together, some dark fruits too. Only complaint is the base beer does not come throguh very much at all, and all the hoppy goodness of regulat Alpha Klaus is missing.