chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter...Ugly medium brown pour that is muddy and gross. A creamy light tan head rises about two fingers, decent retention, not much lacing...The aroma is fantastic, strong, complex and balanced. A malty brown sugar backbone with notes of bread, maple syrup and vanilla, balanced by smooth oak, bourbon and a little alcohol...The taste sweet but alcoholy. Very malty, lots of bread, vanilla and brown sugar. The bourbon is very strong here as well as the oak. The feel is very hot, especially as you swallow, warming and comforting but also a little annoying.
I really like this one search this out, so flavorful yet easy to drink at 13%. Sledutah (7527) - Utah, USA - MAR 27, 2011
12oz bottle generously shared by Doug, thanks man RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Appearance: Dark brown with a small beige head and some light lacing
Aroma: Brown sugar, bourbon, sweet vanilla and dark fruits
Taste: Bourbon, dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel and vanilla
A very good beer, enjoyable from beginning to end.
Bottle of the 2010. Toffee and roasted pecans - pecan pie aroma with notes of dried red fruits. Flavor is surprisingly not hot, just warming - medium sweet with decent complexity but the finish could be a bit longer - it just kinda drops off after a couple of seconds. douglas88 (9192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle thanks to Ibrew2or3. Pours a cloudy brown purple color with a medium beige head. An awesome rich fruity bourbon nose, nose, woody and sweet. The flavor is very nice; sugary sweet, dusty dry, some hops, vanilla, bourbon, sweet throughout, berries, so drinkable. A superb brew. It mellowed a lot of the regular 4th Dementia. flatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pour is deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma is very potent, bourbon, caramel, and dark fruit. Flavor is also amazing, bourbon, toffee, lots of raisin, red grape, caramel, and some oak. Also in there somewhere are maple syrup and honey. A touch too sweet would be my only (small) complaint.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2010 bottle marked at 13.5% ABV. Pours with a hazy deep brown (mahogany) hued body and a tan head. Alcohol legs above that knock down the lace. Aromas are big with plums, very vinous, dark fruits, toffee, some alcohol, barrel, tobacco, vanilla, nutty and cola. Flavors are huge, raisins and dried fruits, tons of alcohol and tons of caramelization (a bit of cotton candy as well). Dates, plums, banana and chocolate. Barrel. Somewhat dry for what it is. Poached pear and molasses. Low carbonation. Sticky, boozy and tasty. SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2011
copper red highlights on this deep old ale. smells boozy, oaky, vanilla, some cherry and dark fruit. taste is boozy maple syrup, loads of toffee, extreme toffee with bourbon soaked fruit coctail underneath, everything including the cherry. very delicious beer, it was great having this next to the 5th dimensia. both are top notch.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle picked up by my mom at the Winter Solstice 2010 party. Served in a snifter.
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a very thin, short-lasting head. Some legs around the edges of the glass plus a bit of a thin collar. Nose is really nice and complex with bourbon, dark fruits, brown sugar, and plenty of malt sweetness. Everything is integrated well and there’s just a bit of booze in the background. The flavor isn’t quite as complex, but I still really enjoyed it. A bit more booze in the flavor than was present in the nose. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth; the bourbon and booze integrate well with the body on this. Very delicious and I’m looking forward to some aged bottles of this in the future.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-14-2011 Tmoney99 (14494) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Draft sample at MBGWF 2011. Poured cloudy brown color with an average frothy light brown creamy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Heavy aroma of complex sweet bourbon. Medium to full body with smooth texture and flat carbonation . Heavy complex sweet bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet bourbon finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were met with a complex standout brew.
JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Sample at Jackie O’s on 2/5/11. Pours hazy brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of figs, caramel, booze, vanilla, oak and marshmallow. Flavor starts with boozy vanilla oak and continues on to dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and berries before a brandy and bourbon finish. Between the two I have to give the nod to the regular 4th D, but both are divine.