AWISLguy (2706) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
March ’14 bottle date, from Steve’s in Fitchburg, served at cellar temp. Gorgeous reddish/pink/orange pour with almost no head. Aroma has dark stone fruits, oak and sweet malts. Taste is dark sweet fruits, strawberry, stone fruits, toffee and heavy oak. Quite sweet and quite strong. Medium to full bodied with alcohol. Finishes sweetly fruity and oaky. Not cloying but pushing that at times. Unique. 13.5
iceman23 (3) - SINGAPORE - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
April 2012 bottle, batch 8 @ 15.47%. Lots of floating sediment on the bottom was a bit off-putting, but with a nice slow pour and swirling that remaining produced a nice hazy orange pour with nice head that came alive with the sediment added. Aroma of sweet caramel, raisin, malt. Taste of same with a slight alcohol tinge at the end but leaves a sweet vanilla-like taste on the palate, desiring more. The burn is gone from when this was fresh. Fantastic and worth a share.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
May have gotten to that overly sweet area. Very mellow, this one was seven years old. Strong but not at all harsh.
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Cybercat (5322) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy, barely translucent chocolate brown. Didn’t get much head. Aroma fills the nostrils with caramel, woody, earthy and toasted malt notes. Sweet flavor features caramel, woody, oaken and earthy notes - this one could sneak up on you! Body is quite viscous, if fizz is none too strong. Dance with Death.
tsd08460 (951) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: caramel, raisin, oak
Appearance: clear amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, oak
Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
tia (1919) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper with thin head and floaties. Smells sweet and caramelly and garapey. Very swet.
kidobutai (651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. To borrow a phrase from a neighbor, very mead-like. Rides the fine line between whiskey (good) and honey (not good). Jay slightly cloudy yellow. Just too sweet.
Luvystypotables (1779) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A complex aroma of whiskey, oak, fruit and hops. Pours a hazy caramel color with a white well laced head. A sweet taste of caramel and honey almost mead like. Full bodied creamy feel with a sweet honey finish.
chadmasontx (28) - - AUG 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very different. Pours reddish amber, with almost non-existent head. Taste: Holy caramel, Batman! Almost like a caramel apple. A little heat, but not as much as expected for such a high ABV.
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mbgrayson (739) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2016 2014 version. Pours a dark amber, with a nice tan head. Aroma is rich, with notes of oak and vanilla. Taste is carmelly and sweet, with lots of wood, and a kick from the alcohol. This is quite a beer! Thumbs way up....
May 2015 release. 14.6% abv. Rating unchanged.