jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Bottle - pours brown - nose/taste of booze, caramel, bourbon, oak and dry apple - medium body vtafro (7453) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Bottle. Brown pour with light head. Bourbon, boozy, dark malt aromas. Flavors are dark, boozy, vanilla and malty tones. ClarkVV (7050) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2016
2015 bottle shared by AdamC on 10/15/16.AdamChandler (5225) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Deep mahogany-caramel body shows a good clarity and dark beige head atop with moderate retention.
Big bourbon notes in the nose are actually fairly well-balanced by a rich caramel-toffee. Almost salty in its character and well-pitted against the spice and liquor of the bourbon. Vanilla, honey, caramel and even light milk chocolate notes provide an easygoing character and while the bourbon is very strong, it’s not terribly aggressive/sharp. Alcohol is well-concealed. Very light oxidation, with dates, chocolate and nougat lingering.
Sweet in the mouth, with a pleasingly syrupy texture that is easily cut by the bourbon and oak. Spicy liquor and dry wood are balanced against rich caramel-toffee. Vanilla lingers, as well as chocolate, raisins and figs. Low carbonation, but what’s there is engaging. Little/no alcohol apparent. Gentle acidity on the finish. Sugars and bourbon linger.
Bomber, picked this up in June in Pits. Lost half of the bottle to gushing. hazy reddish orange, no head. It smells pretty good. Malty, almond joy, coconut and vanilla. Very thin body, has a lot of faded brown ale elements, creamy, sweet, corn, and vanilla. Not awful. AirForceHops (8178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2016
650 ml shared by AdamChandler. Darker, dirty brown color, no head. Aroma is English toffee, earthy grain, oak, bourbon vanilla.
Martinus (4751) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016
Flavor shows a lot of bourbon, oak, mild malt. Medium body that leans on full. Big bourbon character without any alcohol trace. The bourbon nearly overrides the other flavors. But I am totally fine with that. The barrel has a strong showing here.
Brown colour, slightly dissipating beige head. Aroma of raisins, vanilla, malts, caramel, brown sugar and bourbon. Sweet flavour, vanilla and raisins. Finish vanilla, wood and wood honey.
Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2016
(from 75cL bottle @ RBBSG IV, the Hot and Sweaty Edition, Gent 2015. Thanks for sharing, JefVerstraete!)
Bottle shared at the MDBG tasting 4/4/16. Clear brown, thin head, poor retention. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, booze, mild berries. The taste is toffee, vanilla, herbal notes. Medium bodied, low carbonation, boozy. adrian910ss (2606) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUN 28, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep coppery maple color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of bourbon, dates, figs, brown sugar, prunes and caramel malt. Taste of bourbon, caramel, dates, figs, brown sugar, prunes and plums. Sammy (13121) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
Big bourbon aroma and flavour, overwhelming malt base.No colour,, smooth mouthfeel. One dimensional, but good for what it is.Seems pretty boozy Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Pours a clear golden copper color. No head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel, vanilla. Very well done and well encorporated. Booze doesn’t overpower. Sweet taste. Medium body.