Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2010 Vintage 12oz Bottle; Pour is like caramel in color with a modest khaki head that does not retain particularly well into this snifter. This brew has a fantastic nose - caramel, toffee, dark fruits, but honestly; bourbon dominates. The flavor profile is more developed for me - The tasting notes list toasted marshmallow and I think that is modestly accurate for me - Its generally on the sweet side; its fairly viscous in spite of the lighter than expected coloration - dark fruits, vanilla, oak, bourbon, warming alcohol, and brown sugar - this one seemed a bit too boozy to balance perfectly; otherwise a fantastic brew and my first Kuhnhenn jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2012
shared by someone at the Cleveland tasting, this thing is sweet with the barrel taking some sweetness but not nearly enough to me, glad to have tried it, glad i didnt bother seeking it out. tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2011
12oz bottle 2010 vintage. Dark, thick and oily maroon/brown pour. Short lived head that quickly dissipates. It looks virtually still save for a few bubbles struggling mightily to get to the top. Decadent and rich malt enhanced by plenty of barrel tones on the nose. Toffee, butterscotch, caramel, marzipan, creme brulee, vanilla, bourbon soaked oak, coconut, melted dark chocolate. Spicy alcohol, but does not distract. Flavor isn’t quite as sweet as the nose lead me to believe. Moderate sweetness, little to no bitterness. Some English toffee, red wine grapes (?), vanilla, and oak... lots and lots of oak. The wood becomes quite drying on the back sides of the tongue near the finish. There’s a slight saltiness that I can’t quite put my finger on; salted peanuts or peanut butter perhaps? An absolute malt and barrel bomb on the tongue for sure. Full bodied with an oily texture that (thankfully) never becomes cloying. Soft carbonation leading to a slightly boozy, but mostly dry (oak, oak oak!) finish. These bourbon bombs usually aren’t my thing, but this is a fine example for sure. Thanks for the treat Shane! peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2011
’10 bottle from Sean - many thanks! Black and viscous pour with an initially healthy tan head fading out to a slight foam ring hugging the glass. Aroma is rich bourbon, minor coconut, heavy spice/date, wet booze, raisin/date, marshmallow, and sweet caramel/malt. Reminds me of a slightly rough AS Grand Cru. Smidge hot but otherwise extremely well integrated aroma. Oh shit - decadent bourbon, coconut, dense sweet malt, raisin, and tingling alcohol in the taste. Devastating. Insanely well integrated flavors despite the high ABV. I am humbled. deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
A - pours almost opaque reddish brown with low tan head that quickly dissipated. Nice legs. S - strong aromas of toasted marshmallow, bourbon, sweet sticky cereal grains come on first. dark fruits, toasted caramel, toffee, vanilla, and quiet notes of alcohol. M - full strong body, above average palate. Some carb. Sticky but not over powering. Light tangy burn at the end. T - over poweringly sweet sticky cereal grains, dark fruits, caramel up front. Warm bourbon, vanilla, peanut brittle, toasted marshmallow, and graham cracker on the palate. Lingering lightly bitter caramel malts, with a sticky candied end (toffee, peanut brittle) end. O - interesting barrel olde ale. More like a bourbony barley wine. Well balanced and rounded, with a light alcohol burn. 4.2
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DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Thanx to Boboski for this.This was a real treat.Pours a a nice dark copper with a fasr dissipating head.Has a medicine like aroma.The alcohol was present but not dominant.Hints of chocolate, dark fruits and bourbon.The finish was a tad spicy with the alcohol lingering a bit. Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Dark brown, no head.
Smell sweeter than regular 4D, raisins and fruit, smooth vanilla
Taste "sweet ass mo’fuckin’ honey", oaky vanilla, a bit of roast.
Full bodied, chewy, complex and rich
World class kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Courtesy of SourNotes, 2010 version. Pours a dark cola like brown color with very slight collared head. The nose is extreme, with a mix of caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Slight bite of booze in the start with a very caramel start mixed with dark fruit. Slight banana as well. Medium/heavy mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Warming alcohol notes. Very easy drinking. OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Great stuff here! Nose is prunes, chocolate, molasses, and bourbon. Very soft on the palate. Smooth. Taste is similar with a nice combination of chocolate, molasses, and bourbon. Awesome stuff. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle shared by ryan. Slightly hazy brown pour. Light tan head. Aroma has bourbon, but unlike other barrel aged beers is not overpowering. Notes of vanilla. Sweet fruity flavor. Notes of chocolate and apple. Honey and molasses malt. Subtle bourbon throughout. Warm bitter finish. Alcohol is noticeable but not harsh or overpowering. Really hides the alcohol well. I’m surprised its 11%.