islay (3007) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2017 MrBeerFanatic (1069) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from henrietta store, 17$. Pours a dark amber looking similar to maple syrup without the syrup. Head fades rather quick. Aromas of coconut, whiskey, cherry, bourbon, and a little cake. When going down the hatch, the alcohol comes through upfront almost strong. The coconut, cherry, caramel and oak/whiskey come through mostly. Little notes of vanilla as well. The alcohol really burns through the nose with sips so the smaller the sip the better, as it will be harder to enjoy and find the complexities. Medium sweet with almost no aftertaste and nothing that lingers. The oak/whiskey flavors are more subdued here. This is a malty brute that should be aged to enjoy it as it should be enjoyed. Bottled 1-5-12.
Tiny pour from a bottle at a tasting. Consumed on 9-23-17. Pours a hazy dark amber with beige head. Very nice, malty, leathery aroma. Wonderful, delicious taste features flavors of vanilla and chocolate. Boozy. Full body. 220.127.116.11.17=>4.1 Chalumeaux (1709) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Poured from 22oz bottle 2015 vintage 11th Anniversary celebration beer. Pours clear deep amber not much carbonation nice lacing. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, cocoa powder, sweet coconut, fudge and toffee. Nice caramel toffee maple syrup crème brûlée character. Light overall bitterness, some tannins coming out in the finish. Totally enjoyable. Wonderful beer. pictoman (1212) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2017
Poured from 650mL bottle (2016 vintage - ABV 13.4% - Batch No. 006). Dark amber brown with beige head and a tiny bit of sediment. Caramel, lots of dried stone fruit, light wood and bourbon. Well balanced, smooth. beerplace (2045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2017
650ml bottle from Elizabeth Station shared with George at Ilya's. Pours a dark brown with a white head. Aroma is sugared fruits, figs, bourbon. Similar taste with slight booziness. Oily and bourbon aftertaste. Great stuff. tightslice (1440) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 3, 2017
4 oz pour at Harry's Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is caramel, rum soaked raisins, bourbon soaked cherries, creme brulee, some tobacco and oak. Taste is creamy creme brulee, sharp but smooth booze, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits. This is seriously deep and smooth stuff.
jinroh (2282) - ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2017
2016 version. Pours deep amber, quite clear actually, not much carbonation. Huge bourbon vanilla nose, cocoa powder, sweet coconut, creamy, lots of fugue and toffee. Nice caramel cake, glazed caramel on ice-cream, taste brings out that caramelised maple syrup, more like crème brûlée character. Light overall bitterness, some tannins coming out in the finish. Totally enjoyable. Iznogud (4366) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2017
On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks. Pours hazy chestnut brown with off-white head. Malty, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, dried fruit, plums, raisins, vanilla, wood. Sweet with some underlying bitterness. Warming. Full bodied. Very nice. S_Side_Smitty (802) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Pours deep amber with a minimal off white head. Aroma is vanilla & oak with a hint of alcohol. Taste is exactly that and very smooth. Very, very balanced flavors. Exquisite. Tognetta (953) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 30, 2017
Marrom avermelhada de leve turbidez, espuma bege avermelhada de média formação e média/pouca persistencia.
No aroma vinho, caramelo, lupulo inglês terroso, alcool muito bem inserido.
No paladar dulçor intenso e leve/médio amargor lupulado.
Corpo licoroso de baixa carbonatação.
Final tende ao vinho adocicado, alcoolica, malte fica mais evidente, tudo formando um conjunto muito prazeroso. rami_pl (4465) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Abacus (2011) by Firestone Walker Brewing Company at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska
Jest wow! Megabeczkowo, wanilia, marcepan, migdaly, kandyzowane figi, melasa, slodkie, likierowe, geste, megaulozone, pychotka