fonefan (50004) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
anders37 (26841) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
[ Vintage 2011 ]. Clear medium red - orange amber colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, dry wood, alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sharp, bourbon. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.
[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Unclear medium amber colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, oak, dry wood, alcohol - bourbon - whisky. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, warm alcohol - bourbon, caramel, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty woody bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon caramel finish. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
[email protected]Travlr (25544) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2013
pre-gbbf shindig 2012. hazy golden colour, small head. Aroma is fruity, alcoholic, sweet malts, toffee and some mild vanillaish notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, caramelly, earthy and mild raisiny notes. Nicely balanced.
Bottle courtesy of womencantsail, thank you sir! Cloudy golden amber color, thick off white head with good retention. Aroma of rich vanilla, stonefruit. Taste is prunes, plums, raisins, vanilla, butterscotch. Very tasty. cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
bottle at chrisO... golden amber ... soft fruity nose ... sweet toffee ... light bourbon nose... sweet oakt toffeee ... thin ... there something there i dont like
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
4th August 2012Leighton (21874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Thanks to Jan (Fonefan) for this rarity. Hazy amber beer, no real head. Sherry like tangy dried fruits. Trace of vanilla wood barrel. Very mild bourbon sourness. Very nice but barely restrained booze.
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF Shindig, London. Pours a hazy, red-gold with a light, bubbly head. Golden raisin nose with some dry wood and alcohol accents. Big sweet flavor with plenty of woody tang, a bit of caramel, honey. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Moderate woody and boozy sting on the finish, fairly vinous with lots of sugary golden raisins. It’s a slow-burner. Theydon_Bois (20208) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle at home, from HOTD PDX, 16/01/13.
Pours a clear dark amber brown with a thin off white head that clears to a bubbly edge piece and a triangular film. Second half of the bottle leads to a hazy pour.
Nose is big on the bourbon, wood, booze, dark toffee, dark fruits, coconut backnotes.
Taste comprises sweet sugars, big boozey notes but well tempered by the sugars so’s not to come over too harsh, dark fruits, raisens, dates, touch of coconut.
Carbonation is a little over cooked for my liking (and evident in the bubbly appearance), full bodied, boozey and sweet in the finish. Having supped this one gently over an hour, the carbonation flattens out so raised from 3 to 4.
A top drop, well balanced, good dose of booze but tempered by the sweetness. harrisoni (19020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bourbon barrel just why its just all bourbon and virtually nothing else. Not my thing at all. hoped for more. mcberko (18434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
12 oz. bottle from the brewery, split with Matts_Property, pours a completely still, murky dark brownish orange with no head, only a few bubbles. Nose is very rich of wood, bourbon, liqueurs, booze, and some caramelized dark fruits - complex nose that doesn’t seem overtaken by the barrels. Flavour of rich caramel, toffee, syrup, brown sugar, slight woody bourbon presence though the sweetness is more prominent and some alcohol. Palate is syrupy, oily, semi-boozy and devoid of any carbonation - I think it needs at least a little bit more lively body. Definitely prefer regular Fred, but nonetheless, this is very enjoyable.