KansaiBeerLvrs (5362) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2017
Bottle shared by Douglas, cheers. 2015 vintage. A dark deep brown verging on black. Hugely rich boozey savoury umami aroma with whiskey and oak accents. Full bodied and velvety smooth with tons of oak and berries. This was seriously tasty stuff. KyotoLefty (10675) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 5, 2017
2015 bottle thanks to Douglas. Huge rye whisky nose, smoke, honey. Almost black. Low head but almost flat. A bit boozy for sure, with woody rye, cherry, honey, and a nice tartness as well. Huge barrel. Awesome fun stuff. phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12 oz. bottle shared by Prufrockstar - thanks again, Chris! Going to miss you and Summer. It pours a cloudy dark brown with minimal head, or really next to none, although some off-white bubbles form around the edge for a minute. The initial aroma has a lot of rye whiskey barrel, with charred oak, vanilla, brown sugar, and warmth, along with subtle smoke, chocolate, dark dried fruits, and earth. The flavor is along the same lines, but isn’t helped by the body, which is just a wee bit limp and lacking in carbonation. Overall, really nice but didn’t hit me the same as regular Adam or a couple other variants. hackobock (4095) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
December 17, 2016. Bottle at home, vintage 2015. freretoc (1935) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 19, 2016
Dark brown, almost black with no head. Aroma is malty, fruity, light boozy with caramel, licorice, prunes, earthy smokey leather, spicy peppery rye notes, charred woo and a light nutty note. Taste is sweet, malty, smooth bitter and slight warming. Full bodied, oily texture, almost flat. Finish is sweet malty and warming with caramel, prunes, plum in madeira, light bitterness with a burnt wood and roasted note, faint chocolate,
Nice one, very easy drinkable, sweet but nowhere near cloying.
Bue en bouteille de 50cl chez Renaud
Couleur ambrée avec des reflets cuivrées, pas de mousse, pas d’effervescence
Nez sur le sucre, le bois et le tonneau
En bouche belle attaque sur le tonneau, puis la vanille, pointe sucrée mais bel équilibre total sur la rondeur
Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
Bue en bouteille (2015). Couleur noir pétrole. Epaisse et liquoreuse. Nez alcool, café puissant. Palais extra strong, whisky, alcool, fruits noirs. Ensemble un peu too much, qques cl suffisent largement. Corpulence bien fat et longueur infinie. Inbreak (6519) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2016
14.10.2016, 12 oz bottle (2015 vintage) @ home:ryanfolty (2604) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Small bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet mineraly, dark sugar, dark malts, oak, minerals, bark, raisins, grass, citrus peel, licorice, coffee, alcohol. Taste is rich and sweet, dark sugar, raisins, minerals, anise, oak, grass, bark, dark malts, licorice, citrus peel, alcohol, coffee. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly mineraly mouthfeel. Nice, almost too easy drinking.
July 31, 2016 - bottle at HOTD, 2015 vintage done side by side with a 2015 Bourbon. Aroma and taste were similar to the bourbon, but had some spice that really worked well. This is better than the 2015 bourbon, but not at the level of the 2011 bourbon. bhensonb (15739) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle required to be consumed at the Brewpub. Pours hazy brown with a slight head. Aroma of rye and wood and fruit that’s sort of plum. Full bodied. Flavor is treacle/wood/rye/dark fruit. It is smooth and delicious and far from dry. Super delicious. MarcoDL (5375) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Dark brown color. Delicious, divine aroma of vanilla, raisin, ripe fruit and whiskey. Rich taste of ripe fruit, mild subtle smoke, chocolate, rich smooth vanilla, boozy raisin, red fruit and an infitine finish. This is worldclass. Wow, what a beer.