johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2015
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! Clownoisseur (489) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2015
On tap at Kuhnhenn. Pour is a deep mahogany, plum colored hues. A small off-white head fades to a couple dashes of lacing. Aromas of bold molasses, bourbon, wet oak, over-ripe fruits (raisin, plum, cherries), vanilla, caramel, toffee....just a bouquet of aroma! Taste is equally as complex and bold. Loads of bourbon and oak hit you quickly, but the sting fades to a harmony of sweet molasses, plum, raisin, caramel...then hints of oak, vanilla, port wine and char give it some edge. A final dose of oaked bourbon hits you on the way down, but it’s the ripe fruits and molasses that leave the lasting impression. Delicious stuff!! tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Tap @ Kuhnhenn: Opaque, sienna-brown color with a dark beige, creamy head that doesn’t last for very long. Aroma is HUGE. Incredible powerful. Heavily boozy oak, vanilla, bourbon & toffee coated dark prunes, raisins, sticky caramel, toasted notes underneath, tons of residual sweetness clashing with robust booze & warmth. Wow. Super creamy & thick on the palate. Bourbon infused dark fruits out of the gate; dates, figs, currant. Toasted brown sugar sweetness, caramel, toffee candy, vanilla, & even light notes of burnt marshmallow. Lots of wood, lots of oak, & lots of bourbon from start to finish. A flavor that is truly intense & lasts for days, finishing with vanilla, wood, prunes, bourbon, & buttery toffee. Have had this aged for one, two, three, & four years. Great every time. VsXsV (4571) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Murky copper liquid with a medium off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, raw sugar, caramel, wood and toffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon and raw sugar. Full bodied with low carbonation. Wow. Everything I hoped it would be. Great bourbon aroma and lots of toffee notes. dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle, 2011 vintage, third beer of Christmas Day. Pours a nearly opaque chestnut with no head. Aroma is deep complex malts, roasted plum, and sweet bourbon – I’m reminded a bit of King Henry, or at least my memory of it – with molasses, sherry, tart cherry, light oak, alcohol vapors, and faint soy. Taste is sweet plum, caramel, and cola fading into a boozy, bourbony middle and finishing with roast, bitter chocolate, scorched caramel, earth, raisins, and oak. Still hot even after a few years and somewhat thin mouthfeel. Good but not sure I’m on board with the hype; this may be over the hill.
demmbonz (784) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2014
12oz bottle to snifter. Dark brown. Thin ring. Dark brown sugary sweetness. Some dark yummy fruits but mostly just burnt sugar and booze. Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Butterscotch, vanilla, bourbon, and raisin. Deep cloudy brown with a small off white head. Bourbon, anise, raisin, plum and a bit of roast with barrel notes throughout. Nice, but I actually like the regular better. Abio (1868) - BERMUDA - NOV 14, 2014
Very dark brown in the glass. Small head, very fruity and boozy. One to drink again if i can get my hands on it. Barrelbelly (751) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
Dark brown with no head. Sweet coffee/toffee and caramel aroma. High sweet alcohol finish. ebone1988 (2221) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Aroma is sweet, butterscotch, toffee, oak barrel. Appearance is apple cider brown, light tan head. Taste is much the same as the aroma, super complex, the barrel adds a lot of booze qualities and a new character. Mouthfeel is perfect, creamy, thick, lovely. Overall, I love this beer, but prefer the original 4D to the barrel-aged counterpart.