dnstone (3930) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2018 zoucrew102 (2300) - - JUL 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Excellent dark fruit aroma with bourbon, vanilla, oak and booze. Pours dark reddish-brown with a thin light brown head with poor retention and no lacing. Starts with sweet dark fruit as well as a rich sticky sugar sweetness as well. Finishes smooth and dry with vanilla, bourbon, oak and huge warming booziness at the very end. Nice sipper that doesn't hide the booze, but I'm not sure that's what they were going for and it is quite delicious.
Pours a deep amber-brown color with tan head. Big boozy aroma. Boozy and sweet quad.
Notes: Old note, GABF week tmoreau (4805) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2017
Shared 2014, 12 oz. bottle poured to a fest glass displaying a hazed, amber/brown color, with a modest layer of tan foam that quickly diminished to a thin ring, light spots of lacing, and a syrupy film on the sides. The nose was caramel sweetness, dried fruit as raisins & currants, spiciness, and ready to pounce alcohol. The taste was similar, full bodied, with continued, but moderate sweetness, sticky texture, and heavy duty booze & warmth. Huge! Dfonorow (2332) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle share @ Hampton Inn pre-DLD 2016. Hazy amber/brown with a small tan head. Notes of spice, plums, booze, and burnt toffee. solidfunk (9787) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Florals and some barrel. Lots of caramel. Pours dark mahogany without much head or lacing. Sweet and some oak in finish. A little syrupy. Bottle pour at Churchkey. BuckeyeBoy (9216) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2016
12oz bottle pours out a brownish copper with a ring of a head. Nose is big booze bourbon barrel vanilla pit fruit sweetness rich malts. Taste is more of the heavy malts pit fruit rich bourbon barrel sweetness.
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle picked up at BevMo then shared with friends at a beer tasting. Fantastic malty aromas and flavors. One of the best belgians I have had in a long time. Great beer. Bricktop86 (954) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 23, 2016
On tap dark red brown with a tan head. Aroma of brown sugar and dark fruits with spicy yeast. Taste follows nose emacgee (4721) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Dark copper brown pour with a thin tan head. Nose is very nice and rich, lots of dark fruit/prune, barrel and wood, some booze, raisins. Rich and dense flavor. Lots of dark fruit. Warming alcohol and some bitter fruits. daleharshman (1085) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 17, 2015
"Bottled July 17, 2014." 12 ounce bottle purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar about a month after the bottling date ($13.99). Pours a dark brown with bits of red highlight around the edge and a finger and a half of beige foam...impressive head for such a high ABV beer. AROMA of super-rich toffee, loads of sweet molasses and brown sugar, dark candied fruit, moderate bourbon notes, old wet oak, and a wee bit of chocolate toward the end. FLAVOR of dark chocolate, vanilla, really sweet candied fruit (a la holiday fruitcake), sweet-ish bourbon, and tons of sweet molasses. Gets sweeter as it warms up, eventually landing a little too close to cloying territory. Not necessarily a lot of booze in the flavor itself, but there is a whole lot of alcohol burn as it goes down the gullet...not necessarily a bad thing on this "cold" day in San Diego county. Avery was apparently going for the big booze element in this one. Interesting take on the quad style...would have liked more direct bourbon notes, but this still does quite well for a beer that was probably difficult to brew. (87, 994) Bif (2414) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a brownish color with a nice tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and a bit of spice. Taste of caramel sweetness, dark fruit with a trace of spice. No real bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth with a a nice rich feel. Has a subtle warming feel to it. Very enjoyable.