daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2008
bottle, rating #800!!! This bottle came from beastiefan2k. Wow what an experience this beer is. A nice brown pour leads to the best smelling beer I have ever smelled. As three friends and I sipped this aromas were described as vanilla, bourbon, oak, pecan pie, raisins, prunes, molasses, and more. The flavr is just beautiful. Sweetness and touches of bourbon are married seamlessly. The vanilla, raisins and maple syrup come out wonderfully. An amazing beer. PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Courtesy SoLan, he rocks for sharing this! Big oaky aroma, touches of vanilla and musky sweaty locker room. Deep brown color. Fuzzy carbonation overtakes the palate at first but further in a big oakiness takes over, with some deep dark caramel and touches of bourbon. Finish is sem-sweet. Heady aroma, some sweet alcohols waft here and there. Deep raisiny character becomes apparent. The more I smell this the more it infects my soul.
blankboy (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 Bottle (375ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Wow, what a rare treat!! Pours a very dark brown with an average size somewhat-lasting fluffy light-brown head. Good lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of caramel malt, vanilla, oak, lots of bourbon, brown sugar, molasses and more. Thick, sweet, malty flavour with lots of bourbon, some fruit, oak, vanilla, hops and alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. This is a fantastic beer but it’s also a BIG beer, so even though it comes in a small bottle, you’ll want to share it. Thanks for sharing Harry! Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 13, 2008
Spcially good, a nice smoked alike taste and awesome head. Had it on tap. Had it at GBBF 2008. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
(375ml) Thanks to Enniskillen for sharing. Pours a thin, white dissipating head atop a brown copper body. Nose of burnt brown sugar, wood chips, molasses and soya sauce. Flavour of solid stout, sour cherries, iodine, toffee. Good. 8/4/8/4/17
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Hazy brown with medium beige head. Sweet vinious aroma with caramel, bourbon, chocolate and roasted malt. Sweet flavor with caramel, roasted malt, bourbon, oak and dark overripe fruits. Ends sweet. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Deep brown color with a tan head. molasses, vanilla sweet aroma with notes of fruit, alcohol and bourbon. Molassses and light chocolate sweet flavor with fruity notes. MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Cask at GBBF08. Good roasted aroma, some vanilla, and a vinous hint. Very dark brown colour, small frothy light brown head. The flavour is quite strong and alcoholic, but also sweet enough to balance it. Again plenty of vanilla. Sweet vinous aftertaste with some burning alcohol. Enniskillen (2055) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Brown with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, toffee, alcohol, caramel, light chocolate. Taste is somewhat dry, toffee, alcohol, caramel, brown sugar, yeast. bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2008
375 bottle. Very carbonated on opening. Black with a fluffy brown head. Nose is whiskey/bourbon/boozy which overwhelms any "beer" nose. Taste is overly bourbon/whiskey and alcoholic. Also hints of raisins, chocolate, sugar. Very sweet and tasty but the bourbon overwhelms everything in this beer. A sipper for sure with a full rich body.