craftbeersweden (723) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2018
This has been resting for a while in my beercellar.
Clear mahogony colored beer with a thin head.
Nose: Bautiful! Bourbon barrel, oak, raisin, plum, ripe fruit, nuts, vanilla, caramel malt and dark syrup.
Taste: Fudge, vanilla, bourbon, oak, nuts, marzipan and brown sugar.
Mouth: Full body. Light carbonation. Boozy and warming. A great sipper! BigBeer45 (1595) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle sampled in a glass, ‘2013’ on the label,
this ale had a dark brown pour and gave a small off-white head that dissipated to a small ring with an island of bubbles the size of a quarter, it left some spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass,
the nose had aromas of bourbon liquor, caramel, toasted malt, a little dark fruit that resembled raisin soaked in liquor,
the flavors were bourbon liquor, a little bourbon candy sweetness, toasted malt, wood,
faint dark fruit in the background,
the mouth feel was medium to less than full, it had soft to average carbonation, some alcoholic bite and warming on the throat,
the bourbon crowded out everything else, unfortunate for what could be a very nice drink.
beskid (478) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle share in Lodz. 2013 bottle. Aroma is caramel and strong bourbon notes. Sweet with clear barrel profile, lots of wood, vanilla, coconut, caramel. oobawa (1929) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2017
2013 bottle. Wasn't expecting this bottle to be so far off from the 2014 Rye Barrel edition, but the bourbon-barrel version is hampered by a unexpectedly rough nose. Aroma is, well, off-putting, bready and dry with hints of bourbon but a somewhat unpleasant yeastiness offsetting the oak and booze. (Might also have a strong dose of cork.) Murky brown pour befits such a massive brew. Taste starts with traditional Old Stock indulgences, caramel and brown sugar and dark fruit notes, then grows a woodsy bitterness with hints of molasses and anise. Bourbon comes in strong on the finish, offering up a whiskey fade touched with vanilla and oak. Texture's as smooth and clean as a 14% beer can be. Would be phenomenal if it weren't for the nose. bursprak (3284) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2017
Shared bottle @ $$$ share. Dirty amber pour with no head. Tons of brrrbn, vanilla, sticky sweet and some abv burn.
j.hi (37) - - OCT 1, 2017
Had the 2013. About as good as a beer gets. Nice appearance aroma a little light. Wonderfully complex and mouth filling. Long lasting and very mellow evolving taste. To be savored by itself.
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Bottle share at the Humboldt Homebrewer's camp out. This was the 2013 version. Very dark red with a tan head. Nose of bourbon, oak, vanilla and raisin and dark ripe fruit. Full body. Flavor is intense with a lot of bourbon/wood and a the dark fruit. Finishes boozy. Simply outstanding. RasmusOtt (2961) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle @ Erik bottleshare. Pours brown with no head. Aroma of caramel. Huuuuge boozy bourbon notes, ripe plums, raisins and figs. Taste is pretty boozy with notes of caramel, dark sweet fruits and well yeah. Booz. Homer321 (5255) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2017
500ml bottle to snifter. Still pour. Clear, deep red. No head. Strong vanilla and some oxidation. Mostly Sherry. Taste is smooth vanilla and a chewy mouthfeel. Although it's flat it's still a great beer. Carbonation would put this is the God tier range. SHIG (5300) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle 2013: Poured a murky burgundy brown with tan head. Aroma is huge bourbon and vanilla. Wow, taste is very complex with loads of vanilla, oak, and malty. Alcohol still prevalent in the finish.