superspak (6212) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2015
375 ml bottle into snifter, 2015 vintage bottling. Pours hazy dark brown color with a small dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, honey, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, brown bread, bourbon, toasted oak, raisin, plum, fig, and oak/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, honey, bourbon barrel, and moderate fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of huge caramel, honey, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted oak, bourbon, raisin, plum, fig, light chocolate/nuttiness, and oak/toasted earthiness. Moderate bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, honey, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, brown bread, bourbon, toasted oak, dark fruits, light chocolate/nuttiness, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, honey, bourbon barrel, and moderate fruity yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/oak spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged wheatwine style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, honey, bourbon barrel, and moderate fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering. weihenweizen (4207) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear light brown, medium/thick body, no carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is wood, rich caramel, and bourbon. jsquire (4665) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Dark brown beer with a small tan head. Big nose honey, bourbon barrel and evaporating alcohol. This is a honey sweet beer with butter, vanilla, wet oak, bourbon, dark fruits and a very strong alcohol burn. This is pretty hot. Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Poured on draft at the JOs bottle share in a small taster snifter. Light brown, muddy pour with a modest head. Aroma is marshmallow, butterscotch, vanilla, whiskey, honey, and caramel. Taste is similar with the sweetness of caramel and marshmallow, honey and the bourbon barrel. Medium mouth, lighter carb. Flavorful finish. mikesaum (712) - Newark, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Earlier Rating: 8/30/2015 Total Score: 4
Cola colored pour with a very thin white head. Aroma is complex, lots of layers, strong vanilla and bourbon notes, raisin, malty, marzipan, light honey, dried cherries, some booze. Taste, also complex and layered, raisins, fruitcake, bourbon and vanilla, nice honey in the background, slight alcohol bite, but not overwhelming, caramel, oak, very rich. Nice mouthfeel, low carbonation, awesome warming brew.
Tmoney99 (15119) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt, dark fruit flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is standout beer.yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
Earlier Rating: 5/2/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark honey, wood and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark honey sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex very good beer.
En fût chez Parker Pie. La bière est ambrée et ne présente pas de collet mousseux digne de ce nom. En fait, le liquide a l’air d’un vieux scotch avec une tête de bière fatiguée. Ne manque que la veste de tweed et la pipe en coin. Tout est très orienté sur l’alcool dans cette bière: le nez, le goût, le palais. Beaucoup de caramel, d’alcool ainsi que de sucre brûlé. C’est lourd et c’est un très mauvais accompagnement avec une pizza. L’alcool est chaud et riche. Je suis parti en payant mon addition et ne laissant mon verre errer sur le coin de la table. Beerathon (1680) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Earlier Rating: 8/19/2015 Total Score: 4
Cola colored pour with thin semi-creamy head and lacing. Smooth mouthfeel, big bourbon lasting flavor throughout, some sweet malts, honey, subtle oak/vanilla undertones, boozy warmth, complex taste overall. Good! kraddel (9329) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2015
2015 Bottle (12,7 FL Oz) thnx to Mike !
Pours dark brown, small white head. Smell is bourbon, with the style-typical sweet undertone. Taste is rich, sweet ( the honey isn’t recognizable to me, but there if you know it. Bourbon -totally in balance- Rather thick body, with perfect (low) carbo. Oaky, vanilla. Very nice ! Alcohol is present, but not overpowering
JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Draft pour at the source. The beer is a murky brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has musty booze and caramel, toffee, raisin, honey. The taste is very sweet and boozy, with a nice honey and toffee note reigning throughout. Thick body and mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Great beer to start the day!
Earlier Rating: 12/4/2010 Total Score: 3.6
On tap at the brewery. Appearance is a hazy copper with a white head that dissipates over time. Aroma is very fruity with a touch of bourbon. Taste is bourbon up front with honey and caramel notes coming through in the middle and a vanilla touch making an appearance in the back of the throat. Heavy bodied and quite boozy.