tiong (7515) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2016
355ml bottle @ Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR. 2015 vintage. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, plums, wood, oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee and syrup. Taste is smooth, slick and warming with loads of ripe fruits, plums, wood, oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee and syrup. Finish is smooth and syrupy with loads of ripe fruits, bourbon, oak, wood and vanilla. Quite heavy and massive slow sipper, but really well balanced and tasty. ippopotamo36 (2496) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 10, 2016
At the HofD brewery in Portland-USA. 2014 bottle. Dark mou dark caramel pour, no head. Nose: vanilla shake, bourbon, more sweet vanilla. Mouth: light/sweet roast start, bourbon, a bit chili finish. Mamma Mia!!!
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A: Deep dark brown, no head at all. N: Vanilla, bourbon, liqourice T: Oak, figs, raisins, cedar, vanilla O: WOW! This is amazing! What a flavour bomb! Amazing! Abio (1868) - BERMUDA - MAR 21, 2016
Way to expensive, but besides that, this one is one to really enjoy. What a nice full taste, so much going on in every drop of this brew. MelvinKalksma (1684) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2016
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GlasgowTAD (1874) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Malts, bourbon, butterscotch, vanilla and wood.
Turbid brown beer with a very slight light brown head.
Medium sweet and slightly bitter with roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and wood.
Pours opaque black with a slight violent tinge through it. Aroma is caramel, raisins, vanilla, bourbon and oak, Taste is sweet caramel, sweet vanilla, bourbon, oak, raisins, chocolate sweet, cocoa, alco heat. Full body. allmyvinyl (10932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle at Stuu666’s. Pours dark brown with a no real head. Aromas of oak, booze, caramel, vanilla, cream. Taste is chocolate, creamy, booze. Hot finish. Kirunavinter (35) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle (2015). Pours a dark brown color with no head. Big oaky/sweet bourbon aroma along with raisins, molases and vanilla. Taste of vanilla, bourbon, malts, raisins and dark fruits with a lingering alcohol heat. Very creamy mouthfeel with a big body. Big and lingering aftertaste of vanilla and bourbon. Really good. bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Rating #1678 - #CBC2015 Beer 63 - Day 4 - On tap at HOTD w/ Ferris. Pours an opaque dark reddish brown color, almost black. Very little white head that bubbles away quickly. Nice aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, roasted malts, raisin. Smooth mouthfeel, taste of oak, vanilla, toffee, medium alcohol warmth on the palate, full bodied, lingering sweetness. Love the colour and depth that these Bourbon barrels have brought to this brew. Exquisite. ciocanelu (2855) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 1, 2016
Dark brown color with basically no head. Aroma is intense on dried fruits, mostly figs and plums, with a fortified wine character. Taste is also very fruit forward, sweet but not cloying, syrupy, sticky, woody, intense and complex. Body is heavy, almost flat, a bit boozy as well. Feels like a liquor. Complex taste and aroma but feels too boozy and flat to be up there with the best of the style.