snoworsummer (6503) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2018
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head. Tastes like dark fruits, vanilla, booze, chocolate, and woody malt. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like dark fruits, vanilla, booze, chocolate, and woody malt. klm1 (2104) - Bled/SF, - FEB 22, 2018
dnstone (4067) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2018
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~city beer store: Toasted toffee, cacao, hint of caramel, chocolate, dark fruit esters, woody tannins, tobacco, vanilla...smooth. [email protected]
Good night, folks!
Pours a hazed amber with off-white head. Sweet berry fruit aroma. Light spiced fruit flavor.
Notes: Old note, GABF week kevinator (2906) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Nice reddish color with a thin head. Aromas and flavors of fruit and chocolate. Bitter and sweet. Bourbon adds a nice touch. BuckeyeBoy (9325) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a hazy amber topped with a sand head. Nose has a lot going on candy licorice fruit and a nice oak barrel. Taste is more of the oak barrel plenty of sweetness pitfruit.
ads135 (5278) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
A wonderful beer. Dark fruits, some candy sugar, dark brown appearance, and a strong Belgian yeasty finish. bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2015
(750ml bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, bourbon, bubblegum, dates, and chocolate. Flavor of oak, raisins, dates, bourbon, roasted grain, and chocolate with a dry finish. djd07 (16512) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is oak, licorice, raisin. Medium mouth, sweet roast, similar flavors to nose, hides alcohol well, very good. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
In short: A sweet Belgian-ish burgundy ale with mild barrel notes. Interesting but too sweet.Travlr (27093) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
How: Bottle 750ml, not sure about the age, don’t remember when/how I acquired the bottle, probably in a trade.
The look: Cloudy burgundy body topped by a persistent medium beige head.
In long: Nose has berries-like fruitiness, Melba Toasts and a woody whisky/bourbon that works surprisingly well with the rest of the beer. In mouth the beer has a thick fluffy texture supported by a lively belgian carbonation that didn’t suffer from the barrel aging. Taste offers a wide array of flavors. There is a strong toastiness in a crunchy malt backbone that feels like toasted hay and dry bread crumbs. There is an unusual fruitiness that feels like a blend of melons and berries. Sucking on barley candies dipped in caramel. A mild presence of bourbon barrels with a certain perfumy character that feels Jack-Daniels-ish. Barrel aging is really not overdone although there is quite a bit of vanilla. There is a good complexity here but unfortunately the sweetness was just too much for me. A Dark Saison aged in bourbon barrels… and I just complained out loud "they don’t make beers like they used to" in case your grandfather is looking for someone to hang out with.
Bottle at Birch & Barley. Clear deep amber color, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, butterscotch, caramel. Taste is smooth toffee.