BeerdedDave (2005) - Beckley, USA - JAN 7, 2018
reddish-brown color with a quickly dissipating head; aroma is dark fruit,wine, oak, and a little bourbon; wonderfully complex flavor - tart, dark fruit, raisins, oak, and bourbon all blend together really well to make for an excellent beer mansquito (7127) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2017
From my wife's parents: pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma is fruity, slightly boozy, some tree and vanilla. Taste is kind of sweet. Malty finish. Lingering aftertaste. ABUSEDGOAT (2901) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Amber brown colored with a white head. Aroma is spice, yeast, light barrel presence, fig, date. Medium bodied, well balanced, alcohol hidden well, somewhat sweet. zoucrew102 (2236) - - NOV 1, 2017
750ml corked bottle, 2017 vintage. Dark fruit aroma with notes of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, oak, clove and spicy Belgian yeast. Pours dark caramel brown with a half a finger of tan head that has excellent retention and lacing. Starts with rich dark fruit and caramel flavors with notes of clove as well. Finishes smooth with nice bourbon, vanilla and oak flavors as well as a bit of warming booze. Excellent dubbel. jb (3449) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2017
I guess they brought this back. Had it in the anniversary pack. Quite similar to the non-bourban barrel aged, but better. Bourbon appears very subtly, in the nose a touch of booze and rich character, along with bananas, sugar daddy, a few Christmas spice. Appearance is quite pleasing Very dark copper, a tiny haze. Minimal but pleasing lace. Thick mouthfeel, caramel in the taste, a touch of boozy warm adds to it at the end. Beautifully crafted.
superspak (6212) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2017
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 7/21/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red; light copper/brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, pear, red apple, apricot, peppercorn, coriander, clove, vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with light notes of chocolate, banana, bubblegum, coconut, orange peel, licorice, toffee, molasses, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, spices, and moderate bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, pear, red apple, apricot, peppercorn, coriander, clove, vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with light notes of chocolate, banana, bubblegum, coconut, orange peel, licorice, toffee, molasses, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast; light herbal/spice bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark fruit, cherry, pear, red apple, apricot, peppercorn, coriander, clove, vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate/banana, orange peel, licorice, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, spices, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from yeast spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.5%, with zero barrel booziness after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged Dubbel style! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, spices, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and quite refreshing to drink for the big ABV. Awesome barrel integration; with perfectly balanced yeast, malt, spice flavors. The barrel isn't huge, but has really nice presence. I think the yeast phenols are covering it up a bit. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle , 3 years aged. Bourbon, wood, malted milk balls in aroma. Full browniish abbey color. Chocolate, bourbon, woody, sweet caramel, toffee finish. Really tasty yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Dark pour, bottle and draft. Seemed to be similar. Very bourbon heavy, lots of wood. Some malt sweetness and a touch of fruit. Overall pretty smooth. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
750ml generously shared by shadowane. Thanks again Rich!
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that’s opaque with a half finger yellowish-beige head that quickly fizzles into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.
Strong barrel presence in the nose with lots of bourbon along with some vanilla and toasted coconut along with spicy bourbon. The base beer gets kind of lost with only faint malts, spice and subtle dark fruit.
Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a strong barrel presence but the base beer is more prominent than the aroma suggests. Lots of toasted oak, sweet bourbon and vanilla notes. Plenty of bourbon flavor without much heat or wamrth in the chest resulting in a pretty quaffable beer. Although this is the most prominent flavor, I’m still picking up some zesty spice as well as some sweet malt and drak fruit notes. Hints of dark cherry, plum, raisin and fig. Boozy flavor but the Abv is well masked resulting in a complex, flavorful beer that’s easy to drink. Much better than the Bourbon Barrel Aged Three Philosophers. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Draft. Pours a hazy amber body with an off white head. Whiskey sour notes something astringent about this beer. Warmth, bourbon, malt and caramel a hint of salt as well. I felt this was kinda all over. Strange offering, wish i had better notes on this one.