Singularity (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle @CBC13. Dark amber with small tan head. Nose is sweet, with dark fruits, wood, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is very sweet, perfumy with oak, bourbon and vanilla notes hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2012 vintage Bomber. Glowing caramel pour with a slight fizzy head. Aroma is fruity, very boozy, some bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dried fruits abound. Mouth feel is slick, oily. Very hot, but loads of dried fruits and bourbon in the flavor, very refined. Tasty but very boozy. ICEatALAMO (1358) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
'12 vintage bottle. The pour is a deep copper with little head. The aroma is strong of bourbon with hints of toffee. The taste is big sweet booze upfront. Mellows out a bit throughout the drink. Gives a nice warming effect, a good sipping beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Abacus 2012 rating. Nice right dissipating head with hazy brown color. Aromas are big sweet bourbon vanilla nuts cocoa. The flavor its sweet and boozy with tight wood flavor and strong hop note for balance. Viscous feel but spice and wood. Really awesome. bottleforager (3211) - 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 (10034) - 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 (3524) - 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 (3073) - 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 (115) - 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.