Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Pours a rich brown copper color with a finger of khaki foam that slips away quickly. On the nose its soft brown sugar, molasses, touches of toasted malts, bourbon, vanilla bean, tobacco and fig. The palate matches the nose beautifully and the mouthfeel is spot on for the style rich round silky yet soft with light tight bubbles that clean the mouth on the finish. Wow ! gyllenbock (9328) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013, Saturday.
Reddish/brown with a small head. Sweet with dried fruit, cherries, vanilla, oak, bourbon, malt and some light notes of bread.
finol (3428) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Sample from bottle at CBC.
Pours clear amber.
Heavy oily brew, rather UK like with dark fruits. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
As Abacus. Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Hazy brown pour. Aroma of bourbon, spicy madeira, creamy alcohol and vanilla. Flavor is sweet roasted, spicy, smooth a bit thin, alcoholic and bourbon. A bit heavy. BRW (2873) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle at CBC. Dark reddish colour with small white head. Sweet, oak aromas, also malts and vanilla. Sweet and vanilla taste, with some malt and acidic aftertaste.
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2013 Release. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, wood, and a definite heat that I can feel in my nostrils. Pours a very sexy dark amber with actively "fizzy" carbonation that fades quickly. Flavor is sweet caramel, then some bourbon-y notes mixed with a definite wood and smoke characteristic and towards the end a nice line of heat on the back of the throat. Palate is just a tad thin though letting it warm up increases the overall "weight" this has on the tongue. Overall, this is still a great beer, some discount it due to it’s lack of hops and its leaning towards an English Barleywine style rather than an American Barleywine style. I think it’s damn good and needs to be in my cellar in multiples. hirigalzkar (3203) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Pours red-brown with a off white head. Sweet aroma with notes of marzipan and smoke. Taste has got notes of butter and marzipan. Soft mouthfeel. Agressive, yet quite anonymous. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Aroma is huge bourbon, roast, caramel, malt, molasses and more. Flavour is bourbon, malt, creamy caramel, bready notes. Overall a bit alcoholic, but still very good. haukur (1963) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
Dark rusty red. Huge nose of vanilla and tobacco. Very oaky, but sweet and bitter at the same time. awesome kraddel (8366) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
ZEBF as abacus.
pours dark copper, almost no foam at all.
smell is sweet, hints of bourbon
taste is very sweet, you can even FEEL the sweetness entering your mouth . OK, but to much ! its just overkill sweet..