cgarvieuk (22429) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... just missing the demonic rating 666 ... deep brown thin lacing ... sweet cherry toffee roast nose.. wow ... big fruit ... juicy plums and raisins ... lots of oak ... light coffee ... little bourbon ... rich rich deep flavour ...
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a deep brown with a rusty copper hue and a dense tan film of head. Toasted oaky aroma with some mildly sweet raisin notes and soft milk chocolate. Silky palate. The flavor displays some toasted malts that mesh with soft bourbon/boozy notes giving it a soft sweetness of toasted marshmallows. Tannic woody notes in the mild toasted plum middle. A decent oak aged ale that remains fairly balanced and not overly boozy.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark, dense brown with a frothy, pungent off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and spice. Full body, with a crisp, clean aftertaste. All around decent strong ale.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep brown body with a reddish tint to it. Finger-width, tan, creamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves a good amount of streaky lacing. Aroma is really enjoyable and way better than I was anticipating. Lots going on here, but led by a vast amount of fat malts. Very rich chocolate, bourbon prunes/dates/figs, woody roasts, dense toffees, molasses, and a light milky vanilla. Flavor is thick up front with some nice, subtle flavors as well. Rich and fat caramels, toffees, and chocolate malts up front before some molasses, vanilla bean coffee, and a light bourbon wood comes in. More prunes, dates, and raisin as well as some smoke, rich malty chocolate-toffee, bourbon-wood in the finish. Dry after a full and creamy body with a long aftertaste of dry roasts/light smoke, rich toffees and chocolate, and a pruney/vanilla bourbon wood. Overall, a really rich and sweet stong ale. Lots of chocolate and rich toffees, but a nice balance of fruits, smoke, and a touch of bourbon wood. It may seem jumbled at times, but Iím really enjoying the richness of this right now. Very tasty.
oh6gdx (25749) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cafť Wallingatan, Stockholm. Very deep ambery brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is nuts, coffee, some liquorice, mild dark dry fruits as well as some slight alcoholic notes. Also mild ashy notes as it warms up. Flavour is vanilla, wood, liquorice, coffee, dark dry fruits as well as some herbal notes. Nicely balanced brew.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into pint from bomber. Oily dark brown/black pour. Slight tan head. Aroma WHOA: coffee, dark fruit/chocolate and kind of skunky. Iím not a fan of the flavor - did I get an infected bottle? The abv warms on its way down but that doesnít make up for the flavor. I guess I should have figured it out after the inside of the cap said "why".
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Danís Bachelor Party Extended Weekend Rating #65 of 90. On tap at New Holland in Holland, MI. Pours black with ruby edge. Lost of coffee, toffee, caramel and bourbon. This was my hands down favorite from NH. Very good!
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
drank this last nite, so i dont have the most detailed review, but i do remember being very impressed. a very tasty oak aged ale.. the oak was not overpowering at all. great bourbon notes and flavors, balanced with a very nice ale that was not as highly malted as a lot of other strong ales. very drinkable.
wildbillvms (45) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is (Hands Down) the BEST High Gravity brew I ever tasted ! It doesnít have to be 1/2 frozen to choke it down...
Itís a dark colored brew - like a stout - Smooth as Guinness with a lot more kick !
More drinkability than Bud light !
Only one bad thing to note about this brew == The price== I guess oak Aging has a price???
Definitely try this brew - I recommend it !
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful dark color. Smells of malt and vanilla. Tasted of oak, vanilla, malt and many other flavors. Great beer. Recommended.