SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
500ml booot .. . pours a deep brown black .. medium head, medium lacing .. . its like a skeleton convention in there .. . light heat- light bourbon wood + roasted vanilla bean .. . a great beer- will be amazing in 6months to a year bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2012
.. . . i am a cipher, a cipher wrapped in an enigma smothered in secret sauce...
Draught at spuyten duyvil. Brown with good color and ring of foam. It is complex in ways that are hard to describe...like picking the spices out of a mole. Dominate aromas of vanilla, spices, sugars, some esters, oak, alcolhol. Slick sticky slightlu prckly and not such a big mouthfeel. Dries. Flavors of caramel, mulled citrus, solidly bitter but balanced. Really interesting and so many enjoyable layers. bigabe (194) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Quite simply, the most complex beer I have ever tasted. Massive chocolate, coffee, bourbon notes... sweet malt, bourbon, and a little hop bite on the finish. Massively awesome, extremely epic... pick your superlative. This beer is incredible. GypsyHead (35) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Fantastic brew, though I don’t really like heavy barleywine-esque styles. This one knocks it out of the park though. Smooth, velvety vanilla tones and a nice oak presence, though, depending on the temperature, there can be a bit too much booze presence. Had to keep tossing the 22 back in the fridge while drinking small samples to keep it under control. Great body and mouthfeel, very smooth without being slick. Very chocolatey and rich in all the right ways. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of anders37. Pours a clear reddish brown with a small off-white head. Heavy booze hits you straight away revealing more subtle layers of alcohol, wood and vanilla. Solid body, sweet caramel, loads of bourbony oak. licorice all-sorts, vamilla - you know the drill. Not sure I get the "citrus zest" at all - the oak and booze overpowers all subtleties. Warming alcohol finish. Very enjoyanle - as always in this series. 030312
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
12 feb 2012, bottle. Nose is honey and toast. Med body and a bit fizzy. Golden syrup. Some maple syrup and big vanilla. Some burnt oak notes. Amazing!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2012
On tap at the Blind Tiger - Manhattan. NY. Boozy, cherried, bourbon nose. Strong, fuming bourbon malt flavor. Very oaky, but this is a little too barreled for me. Thme blended malt complexity is there, but it gets a little overwhelmed by the heat of the booze, the dryness of the barrel and the age of the hops. This is tight, but there’s way, way, way too much barrel and not enough beer. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Fw15 bottle at azwineco.
Dark amber brown.ow head.
A is banana bread, toffee, alcohol, oak.
F is the same...really caramely/toffee,some banana,soft bourbon,spice.
Oily but not thick.spicy. sweet. not a fan...meh
7/3/7/3/15 tons of booze.
least good of the bunch so far. This is difficult to put away and i’m glad to be sharing it. Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours really dark mahogany/ruby with a half finger of off white head, leaves quick. Smells rich, vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel. Taste is super rich, very sweet vanilla caramel up front, roasty flavors in back. Very little hop or alcohol presence. Sipping beer, but smooth on the palate. Very good beer. stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
At HallingHansen Grand Tasting, thanks for sharing. Pours a clear and brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, dried fruit and licorice. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness and alcohol. Overall a really good beer.