RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Matt VandenBerghe and Matt Bonney (Bottleworks and Brouwers in Seattle) personify the spirit and dedication that has helped craft beer become the vibrant industry it is today. This Beer was originally Brewed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Bottleworks, and will be released every few years from the Brewery. Matt is made with two Munich malts, two Smoked malts and two types of Belgian candy sugar. It is aged in Kentucky Bourbon and Apple Eau de Vie barrels from Clear Creek distilling. Matt is deep and lush with notes of apple, chocolate and smoke.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
On tap. Dark brown with a smooth khaki head. Amazingly smooth with very little alcohol showing. Beautiful nose of bourbon, caramel, cake, and brandy. Smooth from the bourbon/oak. Soft spiciness with a faint tartness to the finish. One of the best HotD beers I’ve had.

JStax (7521) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2018
12 ounce bottle shared. The beer is a thick brown with a small beige head of foam. Malty and sweet. Some chocolate and woody notes accompany an abundant boozy profile. Light burn. Bigger body and low carbonation.

PowY (1338) - AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2018
355 ml bottle at home, vintage 2016, shared by Sander, many thanks! Pours a deep mahogany with no head at all. Lots of Bourbon in the aroma along with cocoa, marzipan, nuts and toffee. Full, oily body with no carbonation, a medium sweetness and a light to medium bitterness. Some noticeable alcohol. Flavor of roasted malt - chocolate, cocoa, toffee, caramel, brown sugar - and lots of Bourbon and smoke. Finishes with lots of Bourbon and some booze. Really lovely flavors and an excellent beer - would be even better if not completely flat.

Aroma: 9
Appearance: 3
Taste: 8
Palate: 4
Overall: 16

Saeglopur (2578) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 25, 2018
Score: 8/ 4 / 8 / 4 / 17

355 ml bottle shared by Sander, many thanks!
Dark brown body, with almost no head.
Aroma of bourbon, booze, caramel, dried fruits, cocoa, wood, smoke, some brandy.
Tastes similar, with more chocolate
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with a low carbonation.
Finishes boozy, warm, medium sweet, with bourbon, dried fruits, chocolate, brandy, slight roast.

Tasty. Boozy and heavy, but really rich and complex. Lovely bourbon notes, which are well integrated and slight smoke notes, for the last bit of character. A bit too boozy maybe, I prefer it a bit more balanced. Still a really lovely sipper.

Werckmeister (3623) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 25, 2018
0,33l bottle at Powys shared by Sander, big thanks. Vintage 2016. almost black color, very very small tan head. smells of bourbon, earthy, nutty, licorice, dried fruits, bit heavy but very nice smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, whisky, bourbon, nice wood, spices, peppery, dried fruits, licorice, bit boozy, very light smoke. finishes lightly boozy with notes of bourbon, nutty and some dried fruits. very nice one but rather heavy. good one none the less. rather boozy, good on the bourbon notes though.

DroolYeast (1953) - Odder, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle (2016 vintage) thanks to Erik. Aroma of toffee, smoke, chocolate, fruity. Hazy brown, no head. Taste is dusty, moderate sweet, sherry, chocolate, light bitter. Medium body, dry feel and dusty finish.

Jow (4259) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2018
I hadn’t realized this was a beer I never had before but happy to now have. Watching finale of Netflix The Break should probably be drinking Belgian but alas. Rich brown pour. Nose is rich dark fruits and caramel. Tastes of fig, dates, dark chocolate, molasses, tobacco, caramel. Nothing over done and insane depth of flavor. Enjoying this PNW excursion.

mfisher1 (13) - - FEB 8, 2018
Really enjoyed this beer and was recommended to me by friends. Well-balanced and will definitely be drinking more soon.

Ktwse (5923) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2018
Pours deep dark brown with low tan head. Aroma of bourbon, molasses, raisins, dates, figs, this nose makes itself known from a mile a away!!! Incredibly rich but not unbalanced, very enjoyable. Taste is boozy, sweet, rich, raisins and dried fruit again, quite balanced but very fiery. No carbonation in my bottle, which may be a unique thing, but drags overall impression down. Rich, fiery, smooth body with flat carbonation.

JohnShepherd (5) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2017 Tasted the 2010 vintage at the brewery. Pours dark brown/ black. Complex aroma and taste. Dark fruits. Superb.

zvikar (7470) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2017
At Tom's Place, pours black to brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, coconut, flavor of chocolate, vanilla, toffee, coconut, bourbon, medium to full bodied, Great

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