bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2010
2005 bottle thanks to maltomeal at the Houston July RB tasting. Poured dark brown with a small head. Nose is very alcoholic, chocolatey, caramel with some fruity notes (!). Taste of soy, chocolate, sweetness-very complex. Dry but effervescent. Very smooth. Excellent! MeadMe (1680) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
A: Pours a dark orangish brown hue with a small head. No retention but it does have some legs.
S: Huge aromas here. Tons of coconut, caramel, brown sugar. The barrel stands out in a big way as well with fresh oak, vanilla, and booze.
T: Crazy good brew. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Coconut macaroons, hints of dark fruit and lots of oak, vanilla, and light booze.
M: Medium in body, perfect carbonation, smooth, with a nice boozy finish.
D: Out of this world. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Pours a glowing red color with a small off white head. Vanilla, bourbon with a little toffee dominating the nose and taste flavors. This is very yummy and awesome. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Pours dark caramel with no head. Dried fruit, toffee and Bourbon in the nose and flavor. A bit hot but smooth on the palate. DroolYeast (1635) - Odder, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of bourbon, dark berry, chocolate fudge, caramel, vanilla icecream. Hazy brown with tan head, not lasting. Taste is light boozy, moderate sweet and light bitter. Full body, oily feel and sweet boozy finish.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2012 bottle. Deep brown with some haze and no head. Plum, sugar, caramel and booze. Holy wow. Just amazing. Completely hides the ABV. First 20 overall I've ever given. flatmatt (1604) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2016
12 oz bottle from the brewery, dated 2015. Pours a deep red brown with a yellowish off-white head. Strong bourbon and raisin fig aroma, molasses. Flavor has raisin dark fruit, molasses, and bourbon oak with a bit of oxidation. Really very good. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
12 oz. bottle; 2009 vintage; thanks to Derek for the trade; slight hiss upon opening and pours a flat, murky orange-brown mix; vanilla cookies, sweet bourbon, thick caramel malt and a little chocolate mixed in too; aromas has as yummy doughy, sweetness to it; dark fruits, yummy bourbon and a slight burn going down; still very drinkable for 14%; murky mouthfeel with dried fruits, plums, brandy sweetness and cookies; oranges, bourbon, doughy malt, slight oxidation that seems to work; yummy and decadent desert beer beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle shared by John at DLD pre-party, thanks man. Pour is insanely viscous deep rich caramel color with a very very thin ring of white bubbles. This pours like maple syrup, my god it looks good. Aroma is way huge toffee malt with loads of brown sugar and light bourbon. Palate = awesome and smooth. Flavor is also like maple syrup with notes of bourbon and almost no alcohol to be found. Hell yes. DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Stud tasting 1.0 held at general_gaos. Thanks for putting up with us colin! Pours a brownish red with no head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, strong malts, and cherry. Flavor is up front celery, blood/minerals, sea weed, booze, cherry, foot, funk. Finishes boozy, warming, some tartness. I guess even at a stud tasting you get one turd. I think the other two guests enjoyed this one, so it was just me, not the bottle