LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Appearance: Pours a murky tea brown. Frothy tan film.Boutip (6397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
Aroma: Bourbon , toffee, dried dark fruit. Maple sugar.
Taste: Bourbon, sweet cereal, baking cocoa, woody finish. Lingers.
Mouthfeel: A bit astringent. Active, creamy carbonation.
Overall: Pretty complex and tasty, and I enjoyed this far more with the added treatment of bourbon barrels.
Bottle: Poured a deep dirty brown color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of huge bourbon notes with light vanilla notes with loads of residual sugar as well. Taste is an intense mix between loads of residual sugar notes with some vanilla and bourbon with some dry raisin and heavy caramelized malt notes. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation with some warming alcohol notes. Too big and too sweet for its own good. zacgillbanks (5299) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a dark red-brown beer with very strong, rich vanilla and oak flavours, sweet red fruity notes and currants and creamy chocolate on the finish. Harrjitzuu (13) - - JUN 17, 2013
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose contains loads of vanilla and apples. Taste reveals healthy amounts of barrel, vanilla and toffee. Perhaps missing some sugars to give a denser mouthfeel. Really good if you like barrel aged beer ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a medium brown, with minimal head. Aroma is farmhouse funk, bourbon, maybe some apple notes as well, yummy. Body is medium/lively, finish is slightly herbal, then boozy. Not bad, just not breathtaking.
JorisPPattyn (10026) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2013
Very good cream-tan head over brown-black beer with a red sheen. Strong nose of wood, benzene, rubber, chocolate and liqueur, pralines. Chocolate pudding or cake, vla. Sweet-liqueurish, with a bitterish, woody, quite dry finish. Wood, X-mas spray, spices. Retronasal faint sulphury rubber. Vanilla after some warming, but also more benzene. Very spritzy MF, peculiar for a B.A. beer. Still slick, rather well-bodied, warming. The benzene smell becomes a true liabillity warming up. For the rest, rather interesting brew. gunnfryd (14985) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, spices, alcohol, dried fruits. Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, spices. Full body. Boozy beer. sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, dark fruit, yeast and brown sugar. Flavour is caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, yeast and alcohol. Yorker (2007) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak, liquorice, and dark fruits. Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, oak, and dark fruits. McNeillR (2322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Wet tobacco, light pepperiness. Brown ale body, touch of sedimenty cloud. Frothy tan head. Tickle of chalky sourness, peppery edge to middle and little bourbon before the finish. Taught and dry but not terribly boozy. Not close to the Red Wine vibe at all.
Bottle, Sighthill Tasting