Viper666 (3286) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
Bouteille 355ml, courtoisie de Fred. De couleur brune-cuivrée foncée et légèrement voilée. Nez de vanille et boisé (fût de bourbon), de caramel, léger de butterscotch et de toffee avec des notes de fumée de bois, de fruits (petits fruits confits) et d’alcool liquoreux. Moyenne-ronde en bouche avec un pétillement doux ainsi qu’une texture liquoreuse. Goût boisé (fût de bourbon), de vanille et très léger de fruits lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de caramel toffee aux notes rôties, fumées (fumée de bois) et terreuses. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve un moyen goût d’alcool liquoreux réchauffant avec des notes de biscuits et ce, jusqu’en finale. Post-goût long, composé d’un moyen goût d’alcool avec un léger goût boisé et de vanille ainsi qu’un résiduel de caramel et de faibles traces fruitées. Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 The nose on this one was pretty impressive. Lots of vanilla, sweet bourbon, honey and cherries among caramel and light hops. The taste was not as sweet, but rather full of caramel, hops and oak with a satisfying hop character for the finish. The alcohol was very well hidden and... wow was this good shit. Thanks OmegaX! dink (50) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle - Reddish brown pour.
Brown sugar aroma, roasted nuts, toffee, some barrel-rather nice kind of sherry note, spiced bourbon, vanilla. Swirl brings out leather.
Taste - Like a fruit and chocolate bomb. Thick caramel sweetness.
Chewy, thick mouthfeel. Begins with a nice bitterness then becomes sweet and sticky.
10.2abv. Thats got to be a mistake..? neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
330 mL bottle, served in a snifter at a tasting at Chris’ place. Pours clear mahogany with a minimal head that fades and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of toasted malts, oak, bourbon, chocolate, smoke and touches of earth and coconut. The flavour is moderately sweet, with roasty malts, bourbon, cherries, oak and vanilla. The finish is long and infused with bourbon and oak. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great Scotch ale with an amazing bourbon oak character. Complex and harmonious, very well brewed. 2012-11-23 Itzjerm (2959) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2015 Rereate again: 4,2 On draft in Illinois. Lots of wood and vanilla. Good mouthfeel.
Rerate draft: 3.9 Very thin head. Palate is not thick enough. Disappointing on palate. Overall I would reach for an oskar blues.
4.0 Nice Carmel malt aroma. Appearance is thin. Head falls away. Nice carmel oak bourbon aroma. Nice and sweet, with a hint of vanilla and Carmel and bourbon, very complex very nice. Just maybe a tad to sweet, but if you are ready for Carmel charm greatness... imagine a carmel sunday with bourbon... top notch.
TimsRatings (421) - - FEB 17, 2013
A bit too sweet for my taste. But, after reading that the beer is a "sipping beer", i can see where some would like it.
Tastes a bit too much like the yucky hard candy my grandmother (born 1902) used to keep in her candy dish).
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UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 On draft it poured a very dark amber with a mild tan head. Aroma was of vanilla, coconuts and barrels. On the palate I was overwhelmed with smokey sweetness and vanilla followed by burnt caramel. Mouthfeel was a nice smooth medium feel with low carbonation. Good beer but expected much more. ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
ZztV, Rood/bruine kleur, beige schuimkraag, eikenhout,noten, caramel, drop, heel zoet. TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle thanks to phatdog1. Poured an unfiltered dark brown color with a thin thin cream colored top. Aroma of straight bourbon. Front loaded boozy taste of whiskey, followed by notes of caramel, spice, vanilla, cherry, & roasty malts. Medium body, highly carbonated. Bitties (2) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013 does not count
Great beer. Delicious full flavored beer. This beer has a robust presentation that develops in flavor as you savor it.