adamjackson (1761) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed at fridge temp in a tulip.
A - Pours a murky raisin brown with a 1 finger brown head that fades slowly.
S - I get dark fruits, plums, raisins and figs. Lots of cane syrup / molasses. Hint of rye and bourbon.
T - Impressive! VERY sweet and fruity up front like prune juice. The middle is this intense flavor of vanilla and sweet fruits like apples and mango. The finish is charred oak, vanilla and bourbon. Boozy sweet lingering taste that lasts a while.
M - Heavy body, mild carbonation. Chest burn from the alcohol.
O - This beer is pretty incredible. An excellent balance throughout. It’s certainly a sipper. Very enjoyable!!!! Looking forward to letting it warm up a bit.
alexsdad06 (3854) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a hazy auburn brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, big rye whiskey barrel characer, wood, dark fruits, brown sugar, hints of spicy rye. Nice combination of flavors.
JoePeesie (850) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 226 of 3000. Pours a murky brownish red. Nose and taste are fig, plum, rye, oak, leather. Nicely balanced,not overly aggressive, should keep holding up fine for years to come. Wish I had another.
savnac (2364) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to beernbourbon. Murky amber/copper with a small head and some chunks. Aroma of raisin, dark fruit, toffee, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is boozy bourbon, toffee, and fruity. Medium to full body. Very boozy but good.
SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with me by Savnac: Poured a brown with orange hints, the head was tan. Aroma was strong alcohol with vanilla and caramel. Taste was similar with sticky caramel, strong alcohol and notes of vanilla. Finish was lively spice and sticky.
DrSilverworm (4065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a 16.7oz bottle, bottle 150/3000, shared by phaleslu. Totally hazy brown / red color. Thin off-white head. Little loose bits of lace. Really interesting rye whiskey aroma. Some apple, light spice, light toasty malt aromas. Little dark fruit. Bigger body. Very light carbonation. Dry texture. Good light sweet taste, little warmth in the finish, but minimal bite. Tasty stuff. Nice long rye whiskey aftertaste.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle via local STL trade. Pours a mostly clear deep amber color with a small beige head. There’s a really rich rye whiskey character in both the flavor and aroma; warming and ever-present. Vanilla, caramel, oak, and a bit of dark and dried fruits. Medium-bodied, with a warm, boozy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not terribly complex, but very good at what it does.
edgallow (1455) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.7 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, dried fruit, malts and whiskey. Taste is sweet, malt and whiskey. Very nice.
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vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark reddish brown with a good sized dense tan head. The aroma has caramel, toffee, vanilla, heavy toasted malt, oak, bourbon, some sweetness and warm abv - quite nice. It has a full smooth body that’s very lush with a small amount of soft gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with dark toffee, English toasty barleywine maltiness, earth, vanilla and alcohol. The finish has some phenolic spice and shows lots of oak. Good for what it is, but not something I’d want often.
ryanfolty (1676) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 24, 2013 - bottle from Randalls. Muddy brown pour with nice head that faded somewhat quickly, but foamed up nicely with a soft swirl. Aroma was bready, mild caramel, spicy oak and whiskey. Taste was very bready, little bit of sweetness from the caramel came out after warming for a while, then of course a nice rye whiskey flavor in the finish. Nice medium body and very smooth for this being relatively young. Bottle 2674 of 3000, August 2012.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
brown .. mild foam .. deep malt and burnt barn wood .. harsh booziness .. light alcohol mouth .. . pass on this one .. . . when I was little, my grandfather used to make me stand in a closet for 5 minutes without moving, he said it was elevator practice..