Three Floyds Behemoth - Bourbon & Cherries
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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
American barleywine aged with cherries in wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
July 3, 2013 - bottle shared by Jeff. Our final beached whale came from someone other than Joe shockingly. This was just like the bourbon behemoth, but with some tart cherry. Just like how GI added cherry to BCS, adding cherry to BA Behemoth is a winner. The tart cherry adds another layer of complexity to an already fabulous beer, but does not overwhelm the other flavors. A nice conclusion to an amazing night, thanks Joe and Jeff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (14120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle at TSODRSG13. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, cherries, malt, vanilla, fruit, hop, caramel. Flavour is bourbon, cherries, malt, vanilla, fruit, hop, caramel. World class beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (7707) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends, shared with four other freaks. (the price was 750dkk) A bit hazy reddish/brown with a small head. What a great beer this one! Cherries, malt, some notes of alcohol, oak, toffee, vanilla and some dried fruit. An excellent beer, world class!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
back (1842) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
Kobber skum ingen Træ portvin alc bær malt chokolade Sød moderate Flad @f1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
FoBAB. Considering its heritage (a big hoppy monster of an american style BW), I was surprised to see just how subtle this beer became. The brownish red cloudy beer has minimal head and a soft sweet aroma. The bourbon was evident, though not overpowering. While the cherries came through they blended nicely with the toffee and vanilla overtones throughout the beer. This was one of my first samples and really became the benchmark for the others to attain. A few did, but this was a nice start that would only get better with a bit of age in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
Draft at DLD ’09. 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, it’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (6327) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3540) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
650 ml bottle
I did not expect to see this so when the bottle was opened I jumped on the chance to try a great beer. Kudos to the person who shared it. I may have to try to get another sample at the Great Taste of the Midwest in August.

Aroma / Appearance - This pours deep and murky with long spindly legs. The dense heavy presence sucks the light out of the room. Cherries, malt, and a boozy feel bring to mind the usual characteristics of Behemoth. The bourbon has added a vanilla edge though the particular evidence of Woodford is obviously hard to detect.

Flavor / Palate - Cherries, malt, and excited hops flood the mouth with richness almost immediately upon taking the first sip. The angel’s share seeps into the corners of the palate. Over time the malt profile builds. A fruity cherry finish accents the expectations of a normal bottle of Behemoth. This is truly a world class beer even at the going price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2007
FoBAB 2007: Deep ruby hued with an oily leg and minimal head. The aroma has notes of spice and bourbon, cherry pits (but not cherry juice), maple, tobacco, grassy hops, and an earthy ester.

WOW, a nice cherry driven tartness cuts straight through the malty Behemoth base beer, wonderful complexity IMO. There is a lush marzipan and nutty note as well before leading off towards an oaky and slight bourbon finish. The mouth feel is lush, warming, aggressive. A full mouth feel which complemented the flavor profile.

A work of art, congrats to the brothers Floyd. It is a shame this did not medal, what in the heck were they drinking?

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