oldgrumpy (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Let's forget about color, foam, etc. What we need to discuss is flavor and this beer has lots of it. Better yet, it is a wonderful flavor. Rich, creamy, smooth with a great background barrel taste. This is wonderful. The 12% does sneak up on you however. I love it. Where do I get more? Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft. Aroma of richly sweet malts, dried fruit, faint coconut, dark brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, faint alcohol, florals and a touch of citrus (orange). Rather indulgent, to say the least. Deep garnet in color, lightly hazy, with a fine, sparse head and very fine lace. Flavor profile is sweet, fruity, malty, rich, almost candyish at times, with notes of spun sugar, golden raisin, sugared dates, plum, vanilla, warming, medicinal alcohol, and a moderate dosage of spicy bitterness appearing late. Long, lingering, warming finish with touches of bubblegum, toasted caramel and coconut late. Sticky, coating feel on the palate, with low-moderate effervescence, body is exceedingly full. Very complex and satisfying. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Copper orange caramel pour, fuller mouthfeel. Big rich toffee, caramel malts fill aroma, oak hidden under richness. Big rich maltiness, toffee, booziness. Bg mouthfeel, extreml;y rich. Very Impressive harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Figure I’d try it. Batch 001
pours a dark copper with a sheet of light caramel foam. Smells like I’d expect - vanilla, bourbon, cherry, oak, sweet caramel, nougat and some bits of tawny porto. Flavor is sweet and nougaty with some vanilla, oak, alcohol, a little bit of bitterness and toffee. Full bodied with light, fleeting carb. A nice beer, something on the caliber of FW, but not something I’m nuts about buying a load of.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2012 RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2013 bottle into a goblet. Pours deep copper with a slight white head. Assertively sweet aroma with lots of caramel and biscuit. Taste is sticky sweet, toasted malt, biscuit, citrus, oak, vanilla. A little more roast would go a long way with this one.
spacecube (1740) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
650ml bottle, pours brown with some red. Aroma is toffee, butterscotch, dried fruit, raisin, date. Very rich mouthfeel, blanced very well, a lovely sipper. Great beer. jrob21 (3760) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Clear ruby red dark brown color. Another bottle smuggled back from San Francisco by AtlAggie. Beautiful looking beer. Deep red fruit aroma and flavor. Touch of molasses and lots of toffee. Very well balanced. Nice sipping beer with a good amount of sweetness. Damn these big beers tonight. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
22oz bottle -
The beer pours out a hazy amberish/dark orange body with reddish hues at the edges, with a tight, creamy 1" head. A really nice aroma full of candy-ish malts, vanilla, brown-sugar, bourbon and wood notes. Loads of dark-fruit, caramel, toffee, and a touch of vanilla in there. A long, boozy, sweet finish with some lingering...I guess thickness? A really nice beer, but quite overpriced. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle from the brewery, at home. Beautiful clear amber to red pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of bourbon, leather, caramel and some alcohol. Flavor is sweetish, alcoholic and smooth. Well balanced and very clean. Subtle while still strong. Great brew. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
bottle picked up n Albany. pours tan with a small fizz head. nose of raisin, toffee, caramel, vanilla. nice amount of bourbon in the mouth. body is a tad light.