koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at a bottle share at Sean’s on December 29. 750 mL bottle. 2010 vintage. The pour is a nice dark copper color with a light caramel tan colored head that falls down quickly without any lace. The aroma is definitely oxidized up front, but it’s great once you get behind it. There is a gorgeous dark fruit and caramel malt complexity. Light barrel, a hint of vanilla, and a sweet breadiness from the malt. This is past its prime, but damn. The flavor is much of the same. The dark fruits and caramel malts balance excellently. The breadiness and the barrel really add in a nice vanilla and a depth that I like. The mouth feel is a touch light with a lower level of carbonation than it needs. The aftertaste is lingeringly sweet and malty with a light bourbon and fruitiness. It’s a damn good beer still. kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. Hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of malt, butterscotch, booze, oak barrel, toffee, caramel and light overripe dark fruit. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation. [17-09-2016] rouhlas (3736) - GREECE - SEP 24, 2016
750 ml bottle shared at the original Chez Moeder Lambic’s cellar. Thanks Alex! Light hazy brown color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bread, dark dried fruits, raisins, plums, light wood, vinous. Moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation kraddel (8731) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
@ A day to sink all seasheppards. Thnx for sharing, everyone !! Pours clear amber, no real head. Smell is very oxidized. Taste is full, sweet, bit oxidized. Very mild oak. Some bourbon. Old, but still OK Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Brad, you totally rock. Bottle 41 / 124.
Dark copper body with a thin tan collar. Sweet, fruity malts, oak, bread, light spice. Sweet and vinous. Caramel candies with some sugary breads. A touch of cinnamon. Low carbonation and smooth on the palate. This has held up surprisingly well, considering this bottle is over a decade old. Fun!
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2015
2010 version. Bottle to glass. Pours a murky nut brown character with a very thin tan head. Has a huge nutty, malty, vanilla character. Absolutely wonderful! Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from trade long ago. Thanks!
A: Mahogany bordering on black with a cappuccino head. Lacing.
N: Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, coconut, toffee, prune, raisin, brown sugar, oak, touch of marshmallow, fig, black licorice. Lots of whiskey and dark fruit.
T: Quite sweet, not bitter but not cloying.
M: Heavy slick body, alcohol is dangerously well hidden, foamy carbonation.
O: An intense, and intensely good BBA Old Ale. CanIHave4Beers (4207) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2015
This one was the 2010 release at the RBSG 2014 grand tasting and I’ll just assume that Brokensail brought it, ffsoRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a dark red with a very small head.
The aroma is pleasantly sweet with some brandy, some vanilla, some coconut and loads of rich crystal malt goodness.
The flavor is boozy and rich with lots of caramel and sweetness. The beer has a nice bit of vanilla and a fairly well defined but not overwhelming bourbon character. Flavors of toffee, cherry, and mild roast work very nicely here as does the warming alcohol presence.
2010 eddition bottle. pours bron/black with not much head. taste is roasted malts with a nice raisin carmelised taste. aged nicly marcus (10565) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2010 bottle. Pours dark brown with a reddish tinge. There is a thin beige head and a massive treacle and bourbon aroma. The flavor is dark molasses sweetened further with bourbon. Aging has softened the edges making the mouthfeel very mellow.