alexsdad06 (10784) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Tiny bottle via trade from old backlog notes 07. Pours a clear deep amber brown color with very little head, not much carbonation. The aroma and flavor have caramel, toffee, a dried fruit character, wood and some bourbon and vanilla, a hint of grainy malt sneaks in. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, Chris. Flat, turbid amber colored beer. Some hints of barrel and vanilla, but mostly cardboard, prune, and oxidation. Stale chocolate, caramel, and a touch of booze. Sweet sugar, caramel, and fruit flavors. Light bourbon/booze and vanilla. Oxidation/cardboard, prune, and chocolate. Done. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
[ Bottle ][ cquiroga ][ 180ml nip ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
>> Thanks Chris for this rarity. Caps comes off with no hiss really. Clear deep amber pour, low no foam. Nose is heavy oxidized, mint, almond, yellow cake. Taste is watery, bitter, anesthetic, watery palate. Eh, not bad though.
Huge thanks to hophead22 for the bottle (shared with billshmeinke). Pours with a hazy brown hue and a minimal off-white head. Great aromas centered around big brown sugar, melanoidins, barrel, rich, caramelization, light oxidation, maple and tannin. Flavors are of maple, brown sugar, rich caramel and caramelization, toffee, marzipan, and oak. Very smooth, vanillin, a touch of cardboard oxidation. Light bubbles and fuller bodied. Excellent still! deyholla (12195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a hazy dark brown with opaque edges and no head whatsoever. Aroma had strong notes of caramel and toffee with grain and a strong alcohol kick. Flavor was sweet from caramel and grain notes with a boozy bourbon finish. Beer was surprisingly smooth on the tongue.
User37895 (3085) - - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle from sloth or via Capt. Cougar in a trade. Pour was barleywine-ish, tawny brown color with hints of orange, hazy. The head was actually decent, this thing looking a-ok. The aroma was bourbon, oak, vanilla, some spiciness to it all too. The flavor followed, caramel, spicey bites, faint oxidation, but in a most pleasent sense. Mouthfeel was smooth and lightly carbonated, a real shocker. Thought this would be dead. One of the best aging experiments ever. Glad to have finally gotten around to it! Smooth. Well done bourbon action. Thanks, Bert or Tom! Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Sample at Woodshop 5.0. Poured a hazy, reddish amber color with a small, light tan head that quickly diminished, leaving spotty, sticky, lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla oak, bourbon, caramel malts, honey and sharp alcohol as well. Taste of nuts, more caramel malts, vanilla, charred wood and a fair amount of alcohol in the finish. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2010
From notes. Murky, multi brown, a few tan bubble, looks heavy. Aroma of burnt caramel, old wood oxidation, vanilla nougat, subtle cocoa, subtle alcohol, toasted grains. Flavor adds milk chocolate, more rich caramel and vanilla nougat, bourbon barrel oxidation, subtle oak spice, subtle alcohol. Full/medium body, smooth, viscous. Great after dinner drink or sipper. DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Thanx to BeerVirgin for sharing this with me.This brew poured a brown color with virtually no head.The nose rocked.Boozy and sweet.Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, raisins.Way easy drinking with the alcohol hidden well.Very little warming at the end BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Aspidites. I chose this beer for my 700th and to celebrate my birthday. Overwhelming aroma of bourbon and vanilla. I was afraid to taste it. My fears were unfounded. This was REMARKABLY smooth. Very nice flavors of roasted nuts, vanilla and just a hint of the bourbon. Alcohol was completely hidden. This beer has aged very nicely and was worth the wait. Thanks Mike!