PhillyCraft (8538) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2018
Bottle, amber color with smaller head. Nose and flavor of complex wood, caramel, dark fruit, molasses, and whiskey. Medium bodied with warming finish. Not bad for what it is but prefer these beers when its very cold out. hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
July 28, 2015. Tasting at jtclockwork’s, thanks for sharing!j12601 (13659) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Murky brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet toffee, raisins, wheat, bourbon,alcohol, wood and light earthy notes. Taste is sweet, light bitter and slight boozy. Finish is sweet caramel, dried fruits, warming bourbon alcohol, light bitterness, some earthy woody notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Bottle at James’s for a tasting with Hackobock. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Soft malt and a bit of sweetness on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet and full of caramel. Long sweet caramel and sweetness, a hint of warming alcohol. Scopey (17080) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. It pours clear deep red - brown with a decent beige head. The nose is rich, toffee, fudge, earthy, creamy, earthy, toast, bourbon, toasty coconut and wood. The taste is bitter, toasty, boosty, toffee, fudge, burnt caramel, oily, alcohol boost, sticky malt, bourbon and vanilla with a sweet, warming finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. A bit sticky. Too boosty and sticky perhaps. Not bad though. JBPortland (1588) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
500ml bottle ppurs dark red brown with light edges and a small head. Nose is rich dark fruit, plum, light raisin, bourbon, spice, dark bread. Taste is full bodied, dark maple caramel, bourbony dark fruits, bread, syrup, vanilla. Finishes sweet, bready caramel, plum, nutty raisin, vanilla, bourbon. Fantastic.
ClarkVV (7294) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Draught at Brewer’s Fork, 7/30/15.oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Dark chestnut-mahogany body is beautiful with a smattering of dark beige, foamy head that recedes steadily to cover. Very good clarity.
Big, liquorous nose actually uses the alcohol beneficially to create a strong, but not sharp or hot aroma of cherries, vanillin, candied raisins, toffee and more various fruity esters. Alcohol used to balance the sweetness appropriately and the barrel-aging is done very elegantly.
Sweet, of course, in flavor, with tons of raisins, toffee, vanilla. The fruitiness is deliciously on point though and help keeps the beer from being just a bombardment of sweet, dull flavors. Alcohol, again, helps balance as does the ample carbonation. Not syrupy or cloying which is very impressive. Not my thing, but I can respect it. Especially the aroma; very enjoyable.
Bottled. Reddish amber colour, small head. Aroma is raisins, alcohol, some ripe fruits along with mild wooden notes. Flavour is wooden, resiny, sappy, alcoholic along with some ripe fruits. Surprisingly dry palate. dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Let me start by saying I don't like barley wines and I don't like bourbon barrel aged beers. That being said this one was pretty good. Sweeeeeeeet vanilla bourbon coconut brown sugar booze etc. it's all in here. Tasty with a lot of flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ThirstyBird (3035) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Thanks J’s son!! The beer pours a orange/brown with a loose tan head. The smell is fruit, caramel, brown sugar. The taste is brown sugar, hugely sweet, some alcohol, dark fruit. The body is full bodied with five carbonation. Much too sweet. Koelschtrinker (23070) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Zu süßer Malzantrunk, Vanille, künstlich. Karamell, minimal herb, unsüffig. 12/5/6/6/9/6