nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Source: Tap at DLD.
Glass: Plastic cup.
Appearance: Dark brown pour with a soapy beige head.
Aroma: Dark fruits, sweet malt, alcohol and a hint of cherries.
Flavor: Bourbon, sweet malt, cherries.
Palate: Full bodied with soft carbonation and a full mouthfeel.
Overall: About on par with the regular Bourbon Behemoth. The cherries add and interesting touch.
cgarvieuk (12161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2010 Tap at DLD 2009 ... deep copper ... fruity rich toffee malts nose ... rich toffee .... dark malts malts ...rough ... deep fruits ... 3.4<
Beerman6686 (3535) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a dark ruby red color with basically no head at all. Aroma was dark fruits, cherries mainly, some sweet malts and a hint of booze as well. Flavor was just amazing. Nice dark cherries over some bourbon, over the already amazing 3F behemoth. Just awesome.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at DLD poured hazy brown with a redish huearomas of bourbon,vanilla and malt taste was amazing sweet alcohol,cherries hops and malts what a great day for great brews
bdigital (652) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ DLD 09: Pour was a dark burgundy color with no head. Very sweet on the nose with some dark fruits, vanilla, fig, caramel and bourbon noted. Body is sticky, sweet...yields a sweet, hoppyy base with some notes of candied cherries, bourbon and vanilla. Great brew.
ogglethorp (916) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at DLD. Pours a ruby color with a soapy beige colored head. Aroma is light cherries, caramel, some earthy hops, alcohol. Flavor is caramel, earthy hops, cherries, oak, bourbon, raisins. Palate is medium bodied, mild carbonation, finished sweet and warming. Nice!
daknole (8002) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at DLD. Yep another amazing beer. So good. Dark brown. Fruity, bourbon, sugar, honey, syrup and some light hops. Some tartness exists from the cherries. Overall a damn good beer!
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at DLD. This was little different than the regular bourbon aged Behemoth. Cherry notes were minimal, I guess with a 12.5% highly hopped barleywine it is tough to impart subtelty. Minor fruit notes are found here but this is mostly the same olí alcohol and super-caramel and bourbon notes of any BA barleywine. Iíve had better.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at DLD í09. This, along with VB Dark Lord were the two biggest surprises at DLD for me. Pours a dark brown with crimson notes. Nose is woody and hoppy, with tart cherry notes pushing through as well. Fantastic aromas pour out of this one. On taste, itís behemoth, aged on oak, with a huge cherry push. Nice acidity and it couples really well with the vanilla from the barrel as well. Super clean and smooth with a ton of layers to dissect. Awesome.
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DLD 09 tap. Cloudy brown pour with tan head. Aroma is complex- woody, bourbon, and cherries. Flavor was a treat. It was well balanced, nothing overpowering the other. A well concocted mix of great taste. What a day, what beers.