Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 22oz (2012).
Pours black with very low brown head. Aroma is of caramel, roasted malt, bourbon, alcohol. Taste is of caramel, dark fruits, alcohol, vanilla, sugar, bourbon, cherries. Palate: Full bodied. Highly sticky. More or less low on carb. Overall: Outstanding. Not cloying at all.
tom10101 (3903) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (22 oz). 2012 vintage. Thanks to ksodeman for this one! Pitch black with a small brown head and light lacing. Aroma is of burnt caramel, sweetness notes, vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate and liquorice. Taste is really sweet, but not as cloying as expected (in fact, it’s not even cloying in small quantity). Burnt caramel, milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and liquorice. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Thick and chewy. Very complex. Better than expected. The barrel treatment is well done. I preferred this one to the Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord.
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2012). Black pour with thin brown head. Aroma of rich, aromatic milk chocolaste, licorice, bourbon, roasted grain. Taste is strong, very sweet with a long boozy finish, black cherry like fruitiness, brown sugar, molasses. Palate is filthy rich with low-medium carbonation, palate seems to be a strong point, almost port-like qualities, great sipper. Very good aged IS, a fine example of how decadent the style can be made to be. It has however been surpassed over the years.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks. Tasted of bourbon and chocolate. A lot of SMG, but the ABV was hidden very well. Thanks for letting me be a part of tasting.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating number 1000!!! Bottle from trade. Aroma is slightly sweet bourbon and bakers chocolate. Flavor is much of the same with an nice, full body. Palate has medium carbonation, but mouthfeel is amazing. Damn ballz beer! Cheers!
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Dodgrblu (680) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber shared by Timfoolery, sweet aroma, great balance with the bourbon, very slight booziness.
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Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice beer to get to try and it is far better then the base beer but it still has the same flaw. Insane cloying sweetness overwhelms great flavors and character. Bourbon, vanilla, toast, chocolate, and dark fruits are great in this but the finish is insanely sweet.
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Great aroma, fantastic, with some bourbon sweetness, just way too sweet for me cause of the base beer, fuck me, oh well
LadyIpa (13) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A teeny bit of soy sauce here as well, but much less than the unbarreled version. Taste is wonderful, quite sweet, lots of vanilla oak notes, molasses, light roastiness, so tasty
mikem409 (1844) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Metro D tasting. Pours black with thin tan head. Big oak booze vanilla aroma. Taste is very big fudge and tons of vanilla.