popway (212) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Mild carbonation, whispy head and oily texture, golden resin appearance, alcohol cloyed well in aroma with an enticing brandy scent and burnt sugar, no bitter lingering aftertaste, leaving me a bit dry and warmed up, In the taste department, I was left a bit unfufilled. Yet a very nice medium body hybrid. jsteel36 (1) - - JUL 2, 2012 does not count
Strong yet smooth taste with an amazing bourbon aftertaste. Great pour with a smooth head. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Nice subtle aroma of cherries and bourbon. Favorite is dry, slight hoppiness. Like a barrel aged dry stout, lots of hot alcohol. Not as hoppy as I expected. Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012 Bottle 375ml @ homeandersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2012
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla and oak. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet, boozy, oaky and vanilla finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.
Dark brown with a quickly dying brown head. Quite lovely barrel aroma with heavy dark malts showing notes of chocolate, toffe, cookie dough, cold coffe and cocoa. Bourbon is prominent alongside alcohol but still inviting in a very american way. Mouthfeel is sticky with sharp carbonation and the flavor is similar to the aroma though with more sharp alcohol and hard roasted malts. Quite edgy and almost Brewdog like in the hotness, nothing alittle age wont fix (hopefully) quite tasty.
kryon (3548) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2012
Pours dark with frizzy light brown head which quickly disappears
Aromas of plums, port, raisins, almost blueberry like, alcohol, dark chocolate
Nice rich creamy and sweet palate. Somewhat sticky from alcohol. Low bitter ending.
Tastes of chocolate, Dark fruits, alcohol, some oak, raisins.
This is overall a very fine tuned american strong ale that I would really like to get my hands on again chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2012
bottle= pours black with a big tan head. nose is strong oak aged spirits, candied figs, roasted marshmellows, vanilla-y, chocolaty, smooth aromas, considerably ponderable aroma. taste is big too. rounded strong bourbon and vinous features with a really hot finish. borderline cloyingly sweet, it might be a little too much. But its a fab beer. beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is of lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, nice sweetness from the brandy, dark fruits, some alcohol, bourbon soaked dark fruit, cocoa nib, liquorice, roasted malt and tobacco. The flavor follows the nose, yet it is much smoother. I get bourbon, oak, vanilla, the sweet brandy like flavor, dark fruits, bourbon soaked dark fruits, cocoa nib, roasted malt, liquorice, dark caramel, tobacco and some coffee. The body is full with a creamy mouth feel. Overall a really nice blended brew! Fielding (58) - - JUN 17, 2012
Pours from bottle a deep, dark brown with minimal tan head. After a burst of sharpie marker, an overwhelming aroma of buttery brown sugar with tones of dark fruit and bourbon. Sweet but not syrupy--vanilla, bourbon, and alcohol all present. Soft but lingering palate that makes me shivvvvver. Sure does beat a box of chocolates for an anniversary gift! Habanero (4668) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Nose of burbon, berries and dark fruits. Sweet flavor with dark fruits, and berries along with brown sugar, vanilla and bourbon. Full bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Ends up with a alcohol touch. A world class beer.