ryecatcher (938) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle from brewery. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head, nice retention and lacing. Nose is bourbon barrel, brown sugar, dried fruit (dates and raisins), toffee and vanilla. Mouth is big and creamy, caramel and figs up front mingling with vanilla and barrel booziness, quick finish but the warmth lingers. Quite a bit different than the Behemoth base as the hops aren’t really noticeable, although I’ve been sitting on this for a few months so it may have faded. At any rate 3Fs rocks as always. Happy Father’s Day indeed!
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at "En liten provning hos larsniclas" hosted by Alex ( _angst_). Somewhat hazy amber/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Oak aroma, vanilla, caramel, dill, fruity, toffee, caramel, biscuits, raisins, figs. Figs flavor, raisins, oak, vanilla, woody, toffee, caramel, biscuits, warming alcohol, cedar, hoppy, floral, prunes, hay. Fruity finish, alcohol, figs, hay, some raisins.
larsniclas (5912) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark amber with a fizzy head.
Vinous dill in the aroma along with oak and vanilla.
Smooth palate. Vinous.
Dill, oak and vanilla in the flavour.
Martinus (3523) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber colour, white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, whisky, vanilla and alcohol. Sweetish flavour, caramel, raisins, nuts and lots of vanilla. Bourbon finish, vanilla, oak, alcohol and caramel.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VII, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, kermis!!!)
ansjelaah (1629) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ZZT VII, kleur is bruin en niet helder, ruikt naar hout, vanille, zoet, een volle smaak, fruitig, beetje hop, alcholol, aangezien de prijs zul je er wel een tijdje van moeten genieten
Benzai (9649) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Kermis @ ZZT VII. Murky reddish to brown color, small off - white head. Smell malts, hops, alcohol, a touch of vanilla, bourbon. Taste malts, hops, lightly vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, some sweetness. Lovely balance, full body, medium to full carbonation.
kermis (6422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at ZZT 7. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma of massive bourbon and vanilla, caramel, toffee, light ripe dark fruit, oak, some bread, brown sugar. Flavor is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4528) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ ZZT7 thx to Kermis. Hazy copper to ruby colour with a small off-white head. Smells sweet, resin, hops, deep, raisins. Tastes bourbon, caramel, nuts, hops, bitter. Very warming, full body, silky. Love this shit.
mcberko (8538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma is very barrel heavy, full of vanilla notes and bourbon upfront, with secondary notes of deep dark fruits (figs, dates), and more wood. Flavour brings out massive notes of bourbon and vanilla, with secondary notes of dark fruits (figs, dates), subdued hoppy notes, and wood. Exceedingly complex, dominated by bourbon and vanilla, with enough hops left to counteract the sweetness. Gorgeous stuff – as good as the regular Behemoth, but a very different beast. Remarkable stuff.
DesertDevil (620) - Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks for sharing, daknole). Murky caramel color, much darker than regular Behemoth. Big-time bourbon nose with heavy malt and some bready notes. Lots of booze, caramel, and oak on the taste with a brown sugar sweetness competing with generous citrus hops. Sticky, heavy texture. Nice barleywine but it doesn’t have either unique characteristics that stand out amongst other great BA beers in the style.