tcon25 (821) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 Draft pour at Brouwers 10th anniversary. Listed as the 2010. Very dark amber pour, so much flavor in this one sweet aroma, if you ever have a chance to try this one, do it. You won?t regret it! hopdog (12348) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
12oz bottle. Bottlworks X version. Poured a brown color with a small sized head. Caramel, roast, some nuttiness, smoke, bourbon, fruity, and chocolate. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/24/15] Bottle at Hair of the Dog in Portland. 2013 bottle. Nice viscous dark brown with a small beige head. Lovely sweet aroma of bourbon, vanilla, raisins, prunes, chocolate, cookies, caramel, nuts, wood and some apple brandy. Sweet flavor with caramel, cookies, vanilla, dried fruits, bourbon, some apple brandy, wood, a bit of chocolate, nougat note and an alcoholic note. Nice rounded mouthfeel. Great. ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle at ElManana's 1st 9050 tasting, thanks! Dark brown, almost black with no head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, some alcohol. Very thick mouthfeel, oaky, some roast/smoke present?, vanilla, bourbon, nice. beastiefan2k (3903) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2013 batch shared by Pruf. I had the original batch a while ago thanks to Timothy. I guess I should finally rate it. Pop the cap and pours like a dead dark tea. Who needs carbonation? Aroma is very strong, alcohol strong, and lots of autolysis. All of that covers up potential smoke or anything positive. Its actually the stuff I hate in big beer. If I sip the beer without breathing its doable. In the flavor I even get a little smoke, charred black malts, its not sweet, Its got lots of tough flavors. The flat body does not help. But its better than the sum of its parts.
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottleworks X BottlingArt (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
From notes. Tasted on 3/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle that I shared at our epic Bottleworks tasting with Curtis, Jedi, and crews from Knoxville and Nashville. Pours dark cola brown with a thin tan head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is super malty caramel and brown sugar with a nice dose of smoked malt. The flavor is all about the caramel and brown sugar with an added darker date and raisin note, very light smoke adding complexity, and the alcohol held in check nicely. The body is full with light carbonation and a long lightly smoked and very malty finish.
Bottle from a trade. 2013. Dark brown pour. No head. Aroma of chocolate, tobacco, smoke, dark fruits. Taste is sweet with a slight booziness. Complex. Medium thick mouthfeel. Low carb. Loved this one. charule (2257) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd8. Poured clear brown with light beige head. Aroma is super caramel light roast malts sweet. Light carb med bod. Complex taste quite sweet boozy tobacco roast. theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle as a present. 2013 Vintage. Brown pour without head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and apples. A nice richness to this. Boozy with hints of apple, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and charcoal. Really nice. Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2013 from bottle to glass. Dark hue with creamy brown head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, chocolate, tobacco, vanilla, oak, hickory smoke. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a full body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet with a huge savory following and slight ethanol finish. Overall, this brew is amazing!