Thechasm442 (287) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle number 356/454, served in a duvel tulip. Pours a murky brown with a thin khaki head and no lacing. Aroma is bourbon, wood, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Taste is bourbon, molasses, plums, cherries, and mild hop bitterness. Thick and sticky. Awesome beer.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at FOBAB 2013. Finally getting to this long, long-time want. Pours a cloudy amber color with a finger of khaki head. Very pronounced bourbon barrel notes. Abundant toast, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, popcorn, paper, and caramel. Dates, too. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty, not quite sticky mouthfeel. The 12.5% ABV is well hidden. Very sweet, rich barrel aged barleywine. Must be a bit older in vintage because the hops present in newer Behemoth aren’t apparent here.
rxeight (783) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 orange wax bottle thanks to imperial scout. Was not impressed at fobab, Much better this time around. Solid barleywine. Touch of oak and vanilla. Good stuff.
Ferris (1189) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - Sweet malts, candied orange crazy hops. Cloudy caramel and a thin head. Such a perfect balance of flavours, hops, sweetness and bitterness. It hurts me to drink this, it is so smooth that it is almost uninteresting.
crossovert (5625) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 Bottle. Lots of caramel and tannins in this one, not extremely boozy. Still a bi of FFF acetone.
ryanfolty (1668) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
July 3, 2013 - bottle shared by Joe. The whale sightings continue with another treat from Joe’s cellar. Muddy brown pour with limited head. Aroma was bourbon, oak and caramel. Taste was consistent with aroma and all components were in balance. Smooth and thick palate made this quite enjoyable to drink.
MrHangover (1783) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, courtesy of allesmetkaas, @ Rampkrot tasting. Amazing bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy amber beer with a little amount of head on top. Almost reddish in colour actually. Aroma is bourbon, madeira, oaks and spices. Alcohol is very well hidden, yet detectable. Flavour is sweet, balanced with a sharp, edgy mouthfeel to it. Alcohol is strong in the palate, yet not disturbing. This would be great if it’s aged for two years I’d reckon. Still a fantastic beer.
kraddel (1864) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle by allesmetkaas at rampkrot whale tasting
pours dark amber, small white foam. sweet, bourbon smell.
bourbon, sweet, grains , typical BW-taste is def there . its OK , no bourbon overkill, but close.
allesmetkaas (166) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from me @ Rampkrot whale tasting. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, malt and alcohol. Thick, viscous mouthfeel. The taste is caramel and orange, with alcohol in the finish. It’s good, but I think that with age the alcohol taste will mellow
77ships (2996) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2013 Thx to allesmetkaas @ Rampkrot Whale tasting – 65 cl. Bottle sampled. Orange was. Hazy brown amber with only on the sides tanned head. Huge vanilla wood, bourbon nose, sweet spices, sticky, light caramel fruits, very sticky molasses fruits,… Taste is huge bourbon, sticky molasses, very sweet spices, goo, very thick malts, fruits, light berries, hint cherries, touch bitter spices, very sweet herbs, sweet oak, warming in the throat, light oxidation,… Very sticky, little carb. Very nice stuff.
_angst_ (2084) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber courtesy of rlgk. Many thanks for bringing this rarity! Pours hazy wooden brown with a small fizzy golden head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and boozy with biscuits, caramel, bourbon, coconut milk, sweet dark bread, oatmeal cookies, charred wood, orange zest, pine needles, alcohol, vanilla fudge, figs, dates, raisins and grass. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, herbal and boozy with crackers, biscuits, caramel, vanilla fudge, roasted nuts, bourbon, sweet dark bread, honey, alcohol, grapefruit rinds, orange zest, grass, pine needles, resin, charred wood, coconut milk, golden syrup, butterscotch hard candy, dates and raisins. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy, boozy, round and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with biscuits, caramel, sweet dark bread, grass, pine needles, dates, bourbon, vanilla fudge, grass, charred wood, roasted nuts and oatmeal cookies. Very very nice. Huge and with a mouthfeel to die for...