fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2008
Great thanks to Papsoe for sharingmcberko (19880) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
Cloudy reddish dark amber color. It has a very nice, delicate, vanilla aroma; also, a bit alcoholic, woody, earthy. It has a medium body structure, with good caramel sweet flavor, but too extreme alcohol feeling. Very unbalanced (thinner body than expected, too high alcohol), difficult to drink or appreciate a full glass.
500mL bottle, pours dark mahogany with small tan head. Intense aroma of bourbon, dark dried fruits (figs, dates), treacle/toffee and slight burnt caramel. Flavour initially reveals the treacle/toffee and burnt caramel, and follows with bourbon, oak, vanilla and light molasses. Slight alcohol burnt, but very well incorporate for the ABV (13.16%). An exceptional treat. Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
2014 Vintage. Draft @ Elizabeth Station. Ugly light brown, very sweet, syrupy mapley, bourbon is strong with this one. The base beer is soft, smooth, not boozy at all because of all the sugars in the finish. It’s a really nice beer, maybe not as brilliant as the scores might suggest. The base beer isn’t making the impression on me that I might like. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Deep amber beer with a nice small but lasting beige head. Aroma from toffee, almonds, prunes, vanilla, biscuits, hazelnuts, warming alcohol, cream, figs, raisins, woody, whisky, dades, caramel, fudge, toffee notes. Malty flavor, quite a lot of warming alcohol, almonds, whisky, vanilla, figs, raisins, woody, fudge, caramel, dades, hazelnuts, prunes. Finish brings warming alcohol, fudge, caramel, almonds, figs and raisins. Very good! TBone (18565) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2016
Bottled 375ml (Systembolaget vintage 2013)
jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Deep ruby color, small beige head. Lots of toffee, vanilla and light alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Mellow bourbon vanilla, maltyness in the flavor. Warming alcohol. Sweet robust vanilla beer. Excellent sippable brew and aged nicely.
Bottle thanks to Mikey. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of toffee, brown sugar, molasses, booze and barrel. Benzai (16931) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
2009 bottle @ ZZT V. Thanks to Joes. Great dark red color, no head. Smell and taste malts, bourbon, sweetness, wood. Great beer! Full body, medium to full carbonation. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with almost no head to speak of.
S: Like with the 2005 version, this beer is all about the bourbon. Tons of sweet vanilla, bourbon, wood, and caramel. The sweetness is actually quite intense. Perhaps some brown sugar is there also.
T: More of the same on the palate. Lots of sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla. The bourbon is almost overwhelming, but this works out fine with the flavors of Old Stock.
M: Medium to full in terms of body with a minimal level of carbonation.
D: This version seems much, much less boozy than the previous one even though it was just released. I only wish it wasn’t $25+ for a 500ml bottle. Maybe then I would actually buy some. Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2008
37,5cl bottle. Thanks a lot chris. Pours rown with a small creamy fading head. Lovely aroma & taste of bourbon, vanilla & wood. Sweet, sticky, oily & balanced. Full bodied & warm. What a lovely sipper! djd07 (16314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2009 bottle thanks to Adam! Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is apple skin, caramel, bourbon, and butterscotch. Slick mouthfeel, nice bourbon, vanilla, candy sugar, wood, lingering sweetness, really enjoyed this one.