Slipstream (2571) - USA - MAR 1, 2017
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very complex brew - can’t say I’ve had anything like this before. Coffee liqueur aroma. You can taste the wine and bourbon from the barrel aging. Thanks to Greg for a glass of this special release.
thirdeye11 (6152) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) clearish brown, fine white bubbles. Nose of red wine, rich malt, caramel, bourbon and cream. Taste of alcohol, rich caramel, lots of barrel, sweet but nice.
mar (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber with a cream head. Sticky wood, vanilla, rich toffee light caramel. Chewy palate, heavy caramel, toffee, sticky, light alcohol and wood.
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, dark brown with malty brown sugar nose and flavor, buttery oak and bourbon finish
tmoreau (4168) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2017
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to a snifter showing a ruby highlighted, dark brown color, with a presentable layer of tan froth, and foamy dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was dark fruit/grape, slightly vinous, with a light touch of roastiness, some barrel character, a bit of malt sweetness, and a hint of slightly annoying, "butter on a biscuit". The taste presented similar notes, less any lingering diacetyl, a medium body, fair carbonation, and substantial warmth.
AndyW68 (1526) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2017
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark burnt amber. Aroma and taste are sweet dark fruit. A little funky. Enjoyable, but not a favorite. Blah blah blah needed a few more words.
Cybercat (5569) - Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque chocolate brown with a fair buff head. Aroma features yeasty, dark fruit and smoky caramel tones. Flavor delivers caramel, dark fruit and malty notes, while the yeast shrinks into the background. Body is thin, but fizz is lively. Bow for it.
zebra (2025) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750-ml bottle from rare beer club. super complex nose, earthy malty "pleasantly rounded" sweet somehow chewy, "massive aromatics", good head, sweet malty barley wine, wine, chocolate, medium body, charred bitter finish. cork flew 322 in. rating #1!