AdamChandler (3521) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oaky reddish brown. Very minor head. Lots of pear and apple nose. Vanilla with pineapple and a minor oak presence. Caramel as well. Very nice balance. Really coats the tongue. Very nice bitterness. Lots of oak, apples and what I imagine cedar would taste like. I get some tree fruit and walnuts at the finish.
bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to rxeight - 2013 vintage, orange wax -- shared with AJ and friend. Pours cloudy hazel with a small tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is quite strong, lots of dark sugars, toffee, molasses, date, raisin, bourbon. Flavor is medium sweet and only lightly bitter -- surprisingly different than the non BA version -- a fair amount of wood tannins as well. Medium body, kinda tongue coating. Really good, and a world different from the base beer.
drfabulous (4711) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 22 ounce bottle. Nice nose. Some bourbon throughout. Sweet. Brown sugar in finish and overall taste. Nice.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, Vintage 2013 (Orange wax), Bottle 377/1696, no mention of ABV, exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, alcoholic/sweet and slightly woody/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
GothGargoyle (1655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 vintage. Cloudy brown with a good off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, raisins, brown sugar, vanilla. Full bodied, sweet on the palate with a sweet and slightly boozy finish. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, raisins, dates, hint of cherry. Delicious
XaenDovet (1221) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle share. Thanks Jason. 2013. Cloudy brown-red. Aroma of bourbon!, raisin, wood, alcohol, raspberry. Taste is sweet, tart. Tingly mouthfeel, sticky. Low carbonation.
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with minimal head. Aroma is bourbon, dark fruitsand caramel. FLavor is great, lots of bourbon and barley wine. Slightly boozy
Bacterial (2164) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by The Hoff @ Armin’s - slightly hazy light brown pour. Nose is slightly malty and highly bourbon. Taste is pretty harsh - strong bourbon oak and hops.
jcnielsen (2550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Bottle. Thanks to thehoff for sharing. Pours a brown color with white head. Caramel, malty, sweet, slight alcohol, bourbon, vanilla flavors. Hmm ok
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house, courtesy of theHoff. Thanks! Pours a murky dark reddish appearance with a thin tan head. Fairly herbal, spicy hoppy, caramel, dark fruity, whiskey aroma. Rich, big woody, heavy vanilla, tannic, caramel, whiskey flavor. Pretty good but a bit disappointing.