Tmoney99 (14599) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (14212) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor- Tons of english licorice. Long moderate bitter nice finish. Creamy palate. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2008
(12oz bottle, 2005 vintage, thanks kmweaver) Minimal beige head atop cloudy dark-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, toffee, caramel, tobacco. Taste is sweet, caramel, vanilla/Bourbon, some alcohol burn. Medium-full body, low carbonation. Lubiere (13941) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
A dark brown ale with almost no head. In aroma, plum, molasses, wood extract, soy sauce, woody and fragrant. In mouth, a viscous maple insanity, with licorice, warming alcohol, dark mashed fruits, extreme but good, but also difficult. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 9, 2011. Drake (13934) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Two bottles, 2010 and 2011 vintages, tried side by side. From two generous traders, but sadly I cannot remember who sent them my way. :( Thanks to whomever you are.
Christian (13678) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
2010 vintage. Pours a turgid brown color with a thin creamy tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of huge toffee, notes, caramel, wood, very mild whiskey and dark fruits. The taste is cherries, stone fruits, toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, toasted wood, mild whiskey, mild hops. Full bodied, slightly chewy, low carbonation, quite boozy. Nice. 7/3/8/3/15/3.6
2011 vintage pours a turgid brown color with a very thin tan collar of head. Aroma of raisin, toffee, wood, whiskey, umami. The taste is toffee, wood, salty notes, currants, bourbon and a bit of chocolate. Full bodied, very hot, low carbonation, somewhat chewy. 6/3/6/3/13
The 2010 version is much better balanced, smoother, less harsh.
Brown with a tiny white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and nuts, with an underlying oak note. Sweet malt, caramel and treacle flavour with a bit too much oak kermis (13657) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Tap at CBC 2013. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, malt, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle @ home received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours dark brown with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie, and toast malt with dates and figs, light alcohol, candied fruits and bourbon. Flavor is malt dominant with oak and bourbon, vanilla, toffee, figs and dates, light alcohol, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. bierkoning (13387) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle from Jrallen74, thanks!! Deep dark brown color. Dried fruit, raisin, hints of oak and plums in the aroma. Malty, very sweet flavor. Warming alcohol. Poro. Bourbon barrels. Dried red fruit. Plums and licorice. Full bodied, thick and sticky on the tongue. Oak and subdued hops compensate the sugary sweetness. Dogbrick (13126) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale/ Stout and Big Beer Fest on 02/05/2011, thanks to Normyk apparently. Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a wispy light beige head that disappears quickly. Sparse lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate and roasted nuts. Rich body with flavors of raisins, bourbon, sweet caramel and vanilla. The finish is biscuity malt, caramel and sweet ripe fruit. Very good beer all around.