Garrold (5341) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2017 Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Poured an orange brown rust color with almost no head to speak of.
Smell: I am picking up on sweet character tied with oak and bourbon in the background. This one is hard for me to describe but unique for sure. I think I get alcohol soaked raisin or figs and some vanilla. Interesting to say the least.
Taste: Wow this one is not what I expected. I get sweetness and the trademark Firestone Walker barell program in that vanilla, bourbon and oak stand out in an unbelievable way. There are some dark fruits and some nuttiness present.
Mouthfeel: This is a velvety smooth beer for the abv. No carbonation and I actually wish there was some more present to cut some of the sweetness. The alcohol does have a warming and somewhat burn on the gums.
Overall: This is one hell of a beer but one that I believe should be shared. I really enjoyed this beer and it surprised me at how good it is.
Bottle, shared at Northern Monk. Deepest, ruby red. Foamy, beige head. Nose has oaky vanilla. Toffee apple. Baked apple. Big on the caramel, with notes of wafer and ripe vine fruit. Taste is sweet and oaky, with some boozy bitterness. Full on mouthfeel. Rich and sweet. Bit of booze to finish. Standard stuff. Borresteijn (7274) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2017
66cl Bottle sample at Potjepalooza. Hazy amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet, vanilla, sweet malts, sticky, dried apricots, raisins, oak, caramel/toffee. Flavour follows, quite sweet and sticky, toffee, raisin, apricot, oak, alcohol, vanilla. Medium to full bodied. Nice, but a bit too sweet for me. ShivanDragon (4219) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza. pours amber, unfiltered, hazy, wit a white head.
aroma is pretty sweet, dark fruit, coffee, caramel, toffee, nice
taste of alcohol, pretty sweet, quite alcoholic, caramel, toffee, raisins, oak, full, lovely taste,
bourbon, full body, very nice. caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle @ Potjepalooza, 10 cl sample. Almost clear amber color, short frothy head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and toasted malts, bit orange marmalade. Soft sweetness, toffee, marmalade. Drinks way too easy for a 12% beer. skortila (5905) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottled. Small sample @ Potjepalooza’s this-is-not-a-tickfest tickfest. The aroma has strong caramels, bit booze ’n’ oak . Bit hazy, orange-brown coloured beer with an off-white head. the taste is moderate sweet with bitterness, caramel malt, oak. Not omplex, but quite tasty. Nice.
PotjeBier (3460) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza. Clear amber color. Light beige head, quickly receding. Aroma’s: toffee, red fruit, sweet. Retronasal it’s sweet, caramel, fruity. Flavor is above moderate sweet, fruity. Above medium bodied. Caramellish and fruity finish. Maakun (5759) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle shared at Potjepalooza. Slight hazy amber with beige head and some small floaters. Lots of caramel, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, fudge, light flowery, dried apricot and some mango. Quite fruity with lots of malt and bourbon. Full bodied. Nice stuff. sjogro (4263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Shared from bottle at Potjepalooza. Hazy amber with offwhite head. Sweet malts, toast, caramel, sweet syrup. Over medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Syruppy, sticky sweetness. Quite nice. MarcoDL (5024) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle at potje, thanks! Copper color. Aroma of raisin, booze, resinous hop, oak and caramel. Taste has raisin, booze, vanilla, bitter grassy malt, oak and a booze burn. Nice. Tide (3978) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2017
Draught at Belment Station. Copper color, white head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, caramel, toffee, raisins, a bit of resin, hops, vanilla, oak and a bit of coconut. Bittersweet finish with citrus, toffee, raisins, oak, resin and caramel. Excellent barley wine.