reggiedunlop (3493) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque dark brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma has dark fruits, bourbon, and mild booziness...hint of vanilla. Flavor is roasty but dominated by bourbon...lots of oak...faint earthy bitterness and mild dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is light/medium with and oaky/roasty bitter and dry finish.
wchesser (1540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extra from flandersned-thanks! Nose of sweet bourbon and some dark malts. Taste is disjointed, bitter spent coffee grounds, hot bourbon, sour wood, thin mouthfeel. Did not enjoy this at all.
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
extra in a trade. pours a dark reddish brown, almost no head. I think this is a fresh batch from last October.aroma of ginger, caramel, baked apples, some whiskey and cinnamon.well, lots of thickness on the mouthfeel. Not a lot of carbonation left. slick and oily and leaves a lasting hop bitterness with spicy malt. Smokey up front but that fades quickly. a lot going on here and certainly a beer to let warm up and open up over a few minutes.
kaser (4337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from 12oz bottle at home. Tan tiny head. Sweet bourbon aroma. Brown sugar, vanilla, cocoa, spices and delicious
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. deep brown with minimal head. malty with dark fruit and loads of bourbon. complex and boozy. quite warming. definitely a sipper.
superspak (3612) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 10/2014. Pours nearly opaque very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big chocolate, caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, brown bread, vanilla, coconut, oak, bourbon, and oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big chocolate, caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, brown bread, vanilla, coconut, oak, bourbon, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light tannic oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, brown bread, vanilla, coconut, oak, bourbon, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged doppelbock style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
alexsdad06 (7228) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample from b3shine I believe from notes. Pours a hazy auburn brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, some barrel character, alcohol, a touch thin but the flavor isn’t bad.
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeers. Dark brown color with thin lasting head. Aroma is mild bourbon upfront with vanilla oak, with deep caramel and raisins.
Wow... Pretty impressive brew. The flavor is a mellow bourbon, vanilla and mild oak enveloping a dark fruit and caramel lager. Kind of like drinking a bourbon soaked raisin dipped in sugar. The body is on the leaner side but it’s not an issue with the amount of flavor I am getting from all sensors on my tongue. The rich bourbon flavor is here without any heat. But the ABV does pack a punch to make you feel happy. Damn fine brew!!
Chalumeaux (504) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle dark chocolate color with nice tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel and bread super smooth mouth feel with a nice heat at the finish.
DrSilverworm (8872) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle with red wax, big thanks to umich03jm. Shared with DanielCoor. 2014 bottle. Hazy dark brown color. Thin off-white, khaki head. Dots and bits of lace. Vanilla, dark fruit in the nose, light spiciness. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of bitter, mild warmth to it, nothing uncomfortable. Pretty solid, tasty ba doppelbock. It works. Has a bigger, thicker chewiness that I like in a doppelbock, and it works well as a base for the barrel.
trapped (1516) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with reddish tint, small beige foamy head, caramel aroma with alcohol undertones, strong alcohol taste with caramel, coffee and sour cherry in the background, medium carbonation, long bitter finish with alcohol aftertaste. Quite strong and shows it!