callmemickey (2574) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruddy brown body, medium sized light tan head, spotty lacing. Nice glow around the edges. Big quad-like notes: caramel, fig, raisin, and yeasty esters. Also shows a fair bit of the bourbon with some oaky vanilla. Full bodied, with mild carbonation, quite sweet and fairly boozy. Had a lot of positives, but ultimately was slightly less pleasant to drink than the nose and flavor suggested.
vlan1 (190) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Slightly hazy ice tea color. Moderate white head. Smells of dark fruit jam. More dark fruity jam in the taste. Bourbon is only apparent in the finish which is nice. I appreciate when bourbon accents and doesnt overwhelm. The 12% alcohol is untraceable until you notice the warmth going down your throat. Creamy mouthfeel. Very very good.
tmoreau (2325) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber at a craft tasting party, and poured to a small fest shaker, showing a cloudy, brownish amber color, with a decent layer of off white/light tan head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The aroma was brown sugar sweetness, light yeast & spice, esters as plum, raisin, & fig, bourbon, and other barrel hints as oak & vanilla. Hefty bodied, strong, malty, boozy, but smooth. The taste mimicked the nose well. Very enjoyable!
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge beer! Smells of malt, honey and fig. Tastes like dates, raisins and other assorted dried fruits. Perfect balance between wood and alcohol on the palate. Very pleasant buzz.
TimsRatings (406) - - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky copper. Ye classic quad sweetness in the aroma and taste, nicely augmented with the whiskey.
A nice quad.
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Rrauth (1177) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thx Tim. This is my favorite quad and best whiskey beer barreled I've had. Awesome.
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williamstome (845) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown pour. Big aroma of dark/dried fruits, quite sweet. Flavor is alcohol, yeast, dried fruits, figs, and raisins. Big smooth mouthfeel. Fantastic.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber/caramel. Head dissipates very quickly. Aroma is candied sugar, dark pit fruits, alcohol. Taste is sweet. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Big alcohol burn
olr1984 (1048) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bomber pours a light hazy brown with a thin white head. Vanilla and oak aroma. Taste is the same with a bit of dark fruits and bourbon finish.
Lukaduke (2070) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour a ruby brown color with a little rim of gaseous bubbles. The nose is pretty nice with burnt sugar, bourbon, vanilla, pecan and a touch of dark fruit. the palate is less pleasing... sticky, under carbonated with a slight medicinal undertone derived from the round sweetness and fruit. The bourbon character is well integrated but the overall beer is a bit disjointed and seems to stall out.