Chalumeaux (1910) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2018
Poured from bottle received in trade 2016 vintage brown with nice lacing and a beige head. Aroma is toffee vanilla oak bourbon and chocolate. Taste is amazing different in every sip toffee vanilla brown sugar not boozy but barrel is there. Well crafted. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2018
7/31/2016 -- from notes: 12.7oz bottle, from Dutch's. Darker brown color. Ring of bubbly khaki head. Alcohol enters the nose before the lips touch the liquid. Great bourbon in the flavor. Definitely a strong amount... The bourbon is very prominent, but very enjoyable. It comes across very nicely, and is well complented by the flavors of the imperial brown. Nice nutty, mild caramel, bit of chocolate. Great toasty, kind of richer bready malt. Alcohol warmth bordering on heat in back of the palate. Not too sweet at all, more drying. Medium to bigger body, not so big nor heavy that you can perceive, since it's just small sips with this guy. Small, pleasant sips that offer a huge amount of long-lasting flavor. Tastes very strong. I always suspected that Jackie-O's BA ABVs were made up... Certainly tastes stronger than the Full Alotment I tried not too long ago. Not a bad thing, just interesting. Very enjoyable BA brown to sip on slowly. hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2017
April 21, 2017. Bottle at home, vintage 2016. Courtesy of James, thanks! mambossa (338) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2017
Dark brown, almost black with a very quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, boozy and sweet malty with buttery caramel, vanilla, some fig notes, light nutty, hints of milk chocolate.
Taste is sweet, malty, boozy and soft roasted.
Medium to full bodiied, oily texture, small bubble, slight fizzy carbonation. Finish is slightly hot boozy with a lasting bitter note, sweet caramel, fudge, vanilla and hints of dried fruits.
Slightly too hot but still very good.
Lovely dark, murky brown pour. Tiny ring of a head once it dissipates. Huge nutty, fudgy, and vanilla barrel notes on the nose. In a good way, the nose is almost ALL barrel! Flavor is also dense with the same barrel notes of vanilla, nuts, treacle fudge, along with some dates hiding underneath. The long barrel linger developes a small twinge with the huge vanillins and alcohol, sort of like a pseudo-licorice type of essence. Medium-plus body with a relishable finish. AirForceHops (8173) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2017
375 ml bottle from a trade with JStax. 2016 vintage. The brown in color. Aroma is chopped nuts, chocolate, mild bourbon. Flavor has Nice amount of lasting bourbon with mild chocolate, earthy malt, and caramel. Pretty damn nice for what it is.
neepsntatties (2083) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Body is nice with a light warming finish. Nice drink!
Bottle from Gold Rush in Anchorage. Leftover from Culmination?? Colour...nearly black with a thin tan head. Nose...sharp, with burnt sugar, scorched marshmallow, dark brown sugar and of course Bourbon. Palate...dry, Bourbony and lush with oak stave, vanillin, and toffee. The
mid palate is still dry and brimming with booze, dark dried fruits and caramel. The finish is long and bitter. jsquire (4718) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Mahogany colored beer with a very this beige head. Rich buttery bourbon barrel nose. Lots of bourbon, wood, toast, toffee sweetness, vanilla and ripe fruit. Nice warming boozy finish. Maybe a little thin, but very full flavored. beastiefan2k (4230) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2017
375mL capped bottle. Dark brown, almost black color. Big smell, woodsy rich alcohol malts, autolysis soy, barrel alcohol. It’s a big bad beer. Flavor is similar with more of a slick mouthfeel. Lots of caramelized black alcohol malts. Just not the type of beer that appeals to me. Homer321 (5255) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle thanks to jimmyclocks. Nose is huge in booze, raisins, dried figs, light alcohol. Deep brown with a light khaki head. Taste is initially bokzyveith some vanilla. Underneath are some bready notes, some crusty notes. Light alcohol. A tad chewy. Pretty nice. hayduke (5742) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle share at the hotel at the RBSG in Pittsburgh PA. Brown with beige head. Nose of rich caramel malts and booze. Medium plus body Flavor is toffee and ripe fruit and some vanilla. Finishes with lots of flavors and booze. Great stuff.