Ferris (17933) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft - Big oaky wood notes with some light dark fruit. Clear dark maroon with a decent beige head. Lots of dark fruit me sweet raisin with plum. Sweet fruity and my kind of quad. A Port drinkers delight. jtclockwork (17913) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Can. Pours amber. Nose/taste of bourbon, dark fruit, alcohol soaked fruit, oak. Medium body. Tmoney99 (15312) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Draft. Poured clear ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex dark caramel and vanilla woody alcohol aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were met with a solid brew. crossovert (14354) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2014
473ml can. Amber pour. Ncie Vanilla sromas and flavors, some oakiness, surprisingly drier than the average, the yeast went to work on this one, spice notes, dark fruits, huge complexity. One of the finer Vivant beers. deyholla (12802) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Can. Pours a clear red with a tan heads that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains with raisins and deep fruits with a bourbon backing. Flavor has vanilla and sweet grains with some dark fruits and a good amount of bourbon.
shrubber85 (11804) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Can. Light bourbon, milk caramel malt, and grass aroma. Amber with moderate light tan head and mild effervescence. Sweet raisin, cherry, vanilla caramel, biscuit malt and light alcohol flavor. Very sweet - on the edge of being cloying. Pleasant. phaleslu (11059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2017
16 oz. can via trade. Pours a clear, deep red amber with a small eggshell white head that settles into a ring. Notes of caramel, toffee, fruitcake, dates, figs, vanilla, residual sugars, chocolate, earth, oak, and a little hint of bourbon. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, sweet, slightly chewy mouthfeel. Sweet, but tasty. czar (9794) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
tap at EBF 2016. unclear dark golden pour with a small light beige cap, some retention and lacing. doughy caramel, toffee-plenty, obvious bourbon vanilla, candies, cloying sweetness, spices, belgian yeast. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; cloying spicy finish. caramel sweetness and bourbon overdose. just O-K. arminjewell (9745) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Pour on tap at Crunchy’s, hazy dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, cocoa, oak, bourbon into a bit of dark fruit, some booze. Taste was a mix of oak, bourbon, dark fruit, hints of spice into a bit of caramel, finishing boozy, slightly sweet. BuckeyeBoy (9325) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2016
16oz can thanks to darrel. pours out caramel color topped with a small sand head. nose is lots of pit fruit lots of barrel and sweetness. taste is more of the heavy sweetness vanilla roast pit fruit notes and lots of rich malts.