Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Pours murky amber with deeply oxidized rusty edges and tan head. The aroma is bold and crafty and full of homer-istic nuances like cedar, some whiskey, vanilla, some smooth sweetly slick oaky goodness and a mild nuttiness in the background. The taste is . . . wow! I get a wave of rich sweet malts and nuttiness initially and then it blends into sweet whiskey and vanilla. Toward midway chocolate and nuttiness come to the front along with splintery cedar wedges. Whiskey booze, vanilla and molasses notes take over the flavor into the finish. Lots of complex stuff going on here in my glass. Fantastic mouth feel. SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours a murky brown with a fine head, low lacing .. . wonderful aroma of chocolate vanilla, oak, light whiskey, creamy molasses, disney magic, sweet wood, and light fun brown malts.. . a dangerous level in terms of the mouth, full enough to bring in the praise and general enjoyment with a truly easy level of drinking .. . this is great great stuff, lovely aftertaste, finishes like an ace.. . CCB will turn heads with special brews like this... honored to have tried it.. . nimbleprop (8278) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
22oz bottle pours a transparent, watery, deep copper brown with very little, spitty head. Nose is boozy, rum, coconut, a little apple brandy, cookie dough, malts, brown sugar. Flavor is cold coffee, vanilla extract, chocolate, bread, coconut, wood pulp. Finish is full bodied and sticky. Pretty good, but not a revelation. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
750, capped and waxed. blue wax and cool label. opaque dark brown with loose tan head. bourbon, peat, caramel, and toffee on the nose. creamy medium body with woolly carb. peat, caramel, and bourbon on the mid palate. lingering sweet caramel finish. larsga (7508) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2010
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Dark cocoa and alcohol aroma with milky honey notes. Dry-sweetish alcoholic grainy sugary marzipan taste with oxidized papery chocolate notes. Mid-to-full body. Dry aftertaste of much the same but emphasizing the cocoa. Nice, but too alcoholic. (0.75l bottle shared by kestral.)
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2013
750mL bottle, #202/204. Poured coppery-amber with a smoked beige head. The aroma picked up sweet bourbon and brandy plus nutty malts and vanilla.. warm barrel filled the nose.. loved it! The flavor found tangy oak and bourbon on the tip of the tongue, with sweet chocolate, nutty notes, and lesser toast behind.. sweet boozy notes, vanilla, and nutty malts on the long, warm finish. Medium-plus bodied with low carbonation.. just a tad too sweet, but otherwise delicious! Sledutah (7488) - Utah, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle (#27/204, 2009) shared at the tasting, thanks vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
Appearance: Hazy dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasty, smokey and dark fruits
Taste: Roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits and vanilla
Bottle 204/204 shared by MikeTD, thanks. Dark amber brown pour with some off white head. Some huge barrel notes: bourbon, oak, and some scotch. Also nutty malt and maple notes, seems to be all over the place, but enjoyable none the less.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
750 ml bottle shared at Derek’s Tasting brought by me. 113 of 204. Pours a murky brownish dark hue, near opaque, some lighter edges with a small frothy tannish head that dies to an ok film, ok lacing. Aromas are touches of orange marmalade, light bitterness, red and dark fruit, raisins, caramel, toffee, rich Bourbon spirit, a touch of heat, vanilla tannins. Sweet, biscuits, brown malts, bread, earthy toffee. Initial is a bit thinned out, a touch metallic moving into red fruit and ark fruit, big toffee and caramel, biscuits, toast. Vanilla, a faint touch of cocoa, very bready and malty with warming bourbon, vanilla tannins. Rich red fruit, cherries and raisins, vanilla, twisted toffee and caramel, biscuits. Fairly sweet with kisses of oaky vanilla, wet wood, and touches of Bourbon spirit. Finish is a bit mellow, a-ok. A bit faded body wise, but tasty, the bases do indeed follow through CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle shared by wetherel at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours a hazy mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with a touch of black cherry tartness. Starts with good fullness and sweet dark caramel maltiness with some raisin and brown sugar complexity before a warming dark chocolatey finish. A pretty good Scotch ale, but could use more peat character.