rxeight (3244) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Draft - 2014. Reddish brown. Caramel, vanilla, Belgian abbey yeast, whiskey. Very smooth and a good balance between a Belgian and barrel flavors. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy dark brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of thick oak, dark fruit with plum, chocolate, vanilla into a bit of booze, rum soaked raisin, hints of brown sugar. Taste was a mix of oak, vanilla, bourbon, whiskey notes into a bit of dark fruits, spirit soaked with some toffee, brown sugar, some slight spice, finishing sweet, slightly boozy. uncleben113 (16) - - DEC 13, 2014
Poured from a tap at Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL. Poured a beautiful dark, hazy, brownish red. Aroma is of rich malty sweetness, raisin, cinnamon, and vanilla. Nothing on the aroma stands out too much, it’s all really nice and smooth. The flavor is smooth and delicious. Rich and malty with spicy notes. Dark caramel, fruity esters, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, cinnamon, and spiciness. There is a lot of sweetness but it’s really nicely balanced. The body is full and clean with just a touch of carbonation. This beer is fantastic and I highly recommend it. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Tap @ Revolution: Deep, muddy chestnut brown color with a minimal beige collar that huddles up on top. Faint spotty lacing. Aroma of sticky toffee candy bar covered in chocolate dust. Notes of booze soaked prunes, wet wood, vanilla, & a touch of raisin fruit towards the back-end. Almost smells like a barrel aged barley wine. Similar taste, too, with a huge caramel & toffee presence out of the gate. Sweet. Vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, anise, prune, all drizzled with notes of warming bourbon & smooth oak. Sharp raisin finish, lots of dark fruit, sweet caramel malt, & plenty of lingering bourbon. Over time, this one would wear you down for sure. But a 5-6 oz pour is very nice. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Draft on tap at the Revolution YTap Room (Chicago, I’ll). Pours a deeper darker brownish hue, some copper glow on the edges, hazy darker middle with frothy tannish head that stays as a nice frothy thicker ring, good stick around and lacing for a barrel aged offering. Aromas are a bit warm and tannic, firm barrel presence, toasted coconut and creamy sweet caramel meet dark fruit, some spiciness, brown sugar and candi sugars. A bit vinous, some toastiness and vanilla meet some firmer spirit warmth. Rich, warming with a good deal going on. Initial is medium bodied, a gentle stickiness into the back and lingering give it just a touch of girth. Vanilla, fruit bread with apple, pear, some warmer bourbon meets sticky caramel, some cola and biscuits into the middle. Deadened, thinned toffee from the barrel time meets toast, some spice, red and dark fruit, some brown sugar. Faint cinnamon, spiciness and toast into the backend meet vanillin, some firmer tannic elements, wet wood and spirit. Sweeter coconut with toast, cola, carmelized malts and toffee linger on. A bit darker, almost a faint roast meets mellow bitterness, earth, more toast and carmelized, touches of plum, fruit and firm vanilla as we taper out. Neat, the barrel supports the firmer beer well never getting to hot but certainly showing a firm assertive roar in it’s flavor profile. Flavors offer some richness without being too big or sweet. Cola, some dry and tannic bitterness as we finish up lingers with vanillin, toast and earthy elements. Solid stuff. Looks great, good flavors.
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
My Bottom Line:Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
A most sensual mélange of coconut, vanilla, dessert spices and candied fruit thrives in a decadent body made for sharing and caressing.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam crowns the hazy yet shiny purplish mahogany.
-Oranges peer through here and there, alongside the raisins, dates, etc.
-The spiciness is reminiscent of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, etc..
-Alcohol heat is well positioned.
-These guys sure are pros at dessert beers!
-Is the coconut personality entirely the work of the Woodford Reserve barrels?
On tap at the Milwaukee Avenue location.
A reddish copper ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, superb sweet fruity malt with candy sugar, coconut, spices, bourbon barrel in your face, alcohol warmth, dark fruits, vanilla bean, superb. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with candy sugar, maple coconut macaroon, vanilla, alcohol warmth, bourbon barrel, superb... On tap at Revolution Milwaukee location. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy fruit, candi sugar, toffee, vanilla, and light bourbon. It’s a dark brown with no faint orange highlights. The flavor starts with fruit, vanilla frosting, toffee, and caramel. The finish has moderate-heavy vanilla frosting, bourbon, mint, and coconut. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very tasty small dose dessert beer. alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft at Revolution Brewing. Pours a clear mahogany color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of the quad base, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, dark ripe fruit, raisins, dates, with the barrel adding wood and cherry notes, big, sweet, syrupy quad. Eve though it is sweet, I like it. drsordr (2861) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft sample at brew pub pour deep amber. Nose mostly Bourbon but some bready yeasty smell. Taste sweeter fruit Bourbon up front, then sugar explosion. Lychee, creme brulee, maraschino cherry all come to mind. Syrupy mouth feel.