rouhlas (3736) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
From tap. Dark brown color with small beige head. Malty aroma, light roasted, caramel, light chocolate, dark dried fruits, berries, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. whale_hunter (10) - - JUN 21, 2015
12oz bottle from Kuhnhenn. Pours a rich chocolate brown. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, molasses, alcohol. Flavor is caramel, vanilla extract, subtly metallic, raisins, toffee. Finish is bitter and lingering, not sweet at all like the nose would indicate. Overall, a great beer that will only improve with cellaring. This is from yesterday’s release. JBPortland (1557) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2015
12oz bottle pours dark red brown with small head. Tons of rich toffee, dark fruit, caramel, butterscotch, leather and oaky bourbon in the nose. Palate follows this profile with super creamy mouthfeel, well integrated oaky vanilla, caramel bread, touch of raisin, dried fruit. Finishes somewhat sweet with sticky caramel, vanilla, bourbon, dried dark fruit, chocolate, old leather. Top notch brew. AirForceHops (7693) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeer. 2011 vintage. Dirty brown without head, aroma is awesome mild bourbon treatment sitting on top of raisins, sugar coated figs and burnt molasses.WillRunForBeer (2735) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
For the flavor the bourbon is exactly what the flavor needed to help balance the overly sweet flavors. This variant is not as sweet as the base beer I sampled 2 minutes before this. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy but again the bourbon transform it into a very nice slightly warming alcohol with a mild warming after the swallow. The bourbon works wonders for this. Great share Brian, owe you for this one!
12oz bottle from trade. 2011 vintage. Pours muddy brown without a head. Aroma is molasses, spice, vanilla. I could be sniffing a fresh baked cookie. The bourbon really helps balance this beer. Taste is molasses, raisin, date, vanilla, bourbon, oak in the finish. Great beer!
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Thank you, Secret Santa. This beer is just right. Deep and full dark brown, very little head, but a second after you pour a subtle, off-white foam appears. Smell is banana bread, honey, molasses, booze. Sweet, thick, creamy. Truly fantastic. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a deep burnt sienna color with a finger of eggshell foam. Round sweet molasses, caramel, boozy raisin, leather, soft bourbon, lingering nuttiness, toasted oak. Yum !
Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Slightly hazy brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins and brown sugar. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, molasses. Quite full body. Sweet finish, nuts, bourbon, raisins.CanIHave4Beers (4208) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2015
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Vintage 2012.)
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.johnnnniee (4405) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Pours a muddy reddish brown with almost no head.
The aroma is huge on cooked fruit, vanilla, cherries, and bourbon in general.
The flavor of th beer is fairly boozy with some blood orange and some candied fruit. It’s fairly sweet with some toffee & vanilla. It’s complex, but not complicated... generally very tasty.
Bottle from BlowOffTube, thanks for the opportunity!
Ruby brown color with a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly. Toffee, fruity, vanilla, and light oak with hints of molasses and alcohol make up most of the aroma. Smells quite sweet but I like it. The flavor is sweet and fruity with bits of caramel and burnt sugars. Light vanilla and wood with some solid warming alcohol. Thick body with a sweet sticky mouthfeel. Great sipper!