arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Pours deep reddish brown with white head, aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, and brett funk. Taste is smooth aged hops, leading into molasses, vanilla, bourbon, and brett funk. Good, nothing else like it. nimbleprop (8808) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2012
22oz bottle pours a hazy, caramel brown with some cloudy off white head. Nose has caramel, red wine vinegar, sour cherries, ketchup, light wood, some vanilla. Sweet caramel flavor, cereal, vanilla, cherries, coconut, some strawberry, cake icing, brown sugar, wood pulp, toasted oak, some rum. Medium bodied, smooth, sweet, tart finish. Really good. Plovmand (8630) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Pours hazy deep amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is dry brett, sweet caramel, light roast, dark fruit and bread. The flavour is sweet malty, bread, brett, fruit and sweet caramel. Long dark fruity finish. BuckeyeBoy (8569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Back log entry 22oz bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out hazy amber color topped with a small head. Nose is sweet malts caramel toffee Brett a funky weirdness. Taste is more of the nice rich malts toffee Bourbon Barrel the Brett. Not nearly as good as the normal version. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle (red wax, brett edition). Pours with a fading tan head over a murky amber body. Some alcohol legs. Aroma of bourbon, tanginess, pineapple (both fresh and caramelized), caramel, wood, lots of alcohol, persimmons, leather, toffee, chocolate, burnt toast, menthol, candied dates and cranberries. Taste is alcohol, wet wood, light tangy fruits, tannins, sweet, alcohol, loads of toffee, caramelized pineapple. Lively bubbles, creamy and warming,
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Many, many thanks to Blake for bringing this! Poured rich, deeper brown with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up bright fruity Brett upfront with grass, earthy notes, and clover honey beneath.. warm and sugary, always going back to the Brett. The flavor found bready and fruity sweetness at the core, with fruity Brett, bourbon, and a touch of oak laced throughout.. finished a little tart with nice doses of malt and barrel. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. spicy and drier.. nice flow to it... interesting stuff. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle: Brett made its appearance as soon as I popped the cap on this one. Deep ruby in color, large finely bubbled light beige head, nice lacing. Looks the biz. Brett on the nose, right up front, followed by a nice biscuity malty sweetness. Bourbon isn’t real noticeable until I take my first sip. Brett is fleeting, up front, Bourbon reigns in, leaving behind a sweet malty biscuity backside. Not really heavy, a little viscous, and certainly smooth. I expected this one to be a bit hotter, but its really easy to take in. I guess the age did that ey? Backside actually shows a little hops. Body and mouthfeel are full to moderate. As I mentioned earlier, not realy heavy but its smooth. Brett seems to be mainly in the aroma and right up front, Bourbon swings in behind, does stick around for a bit, Brett fades, leaving a nice english style Barley Wine with a little hop gift at the backside. This was a treat, if not a heavy one. Seems fairly refined. Actually wished it was a bit hotter and thicker, but thats the masachist in me talking. Great stuff, Brett adding a very interesting flair! egajdzis (6776) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Red brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, dried fruits, caramel malts, smoke, leather, cocoa, and wine notes. Taste of pine, tobacco, caramel malts, dark fruits, light wildness, and a sweeter finish with some alcohol as well. blutt59 (6585) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2010 Bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, Muddy brown pour with bubbly foam, woody, BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
sweet maple and whiskey aroma, flavors of whiskey, sour caramel, oak and
some heat on the finish
Bottle provided by Kan, many many thanks! Mahogany hued with a fizzy small head and minimal lace. The wonderful nose displays light brett character, roasted, toasty, and caramel malts, some vanilla and bourbon tones, a hint of oak with some leafy herbal and minty hop vapours. The taste is every bit equal to the nose, nice malt profile with fruity, minty, and herbal qualities balanced very well by both the bourbon character and the light handed brett influence. I struggled to find what kind of spicy note I found but alas I settled upon marjoram. There is a moderate alcohol note upon the finish but so much to hinder my enjoyment of this well balanced yet complex flavor profile. The mouth feel has soft yet lively character with a bit of stickiness.
This is shockingly good but I do fear that with age that the brett may start to dominate and alter the spot on balance that currently exist. I say get one now and enjoy soon.