MonsterMagnet (1418) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle on Christmas day, pours amber with a white head. Quite like a barley wine, with dried fruit, sugar, wood, bourbon, orange and spices. Tsjeeses! paulvanpelt (617) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2017
Goudbruin bier met off-white kraag die snel verdwijnt. Zoet, licht zuurtje. Aroma van gedroogd fruit, banaan, gist, honing. Licht melig, medium co2, volle body. danielyabu (1637) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2017
Average creamy frothy offwhite head. Good lacing. Mostly diminishing. Flat thick dark-amber body. Aroma: moderate malty, caramel, dark chocolate, citrus orange, raisin, alcohol and bourbon. Initial flavor: moderate sweet. Final flavor: moderate sweet light acidic; average duration. Palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation and metallic moderate alcoholic finish. aroma de whiskey aparece somente após algum tempo farejando. Dulçor maltado, permeado por elegantes notas de Bourbon no céu da boca, bem como leve presença acida que ajuda a atenuar o sabor de modo a equilibrar a cerveja. Impressão alcoólica bem mais alta que a da reserva port. Paladar mais amadeirado que aquela. Definitivamente uma experiência diferente, mas igualmente prazeirosa. O leve azedume lembra ameixas frescas. O dulçor traz também a presença de frutas secas. É incrível a alternância entre o azedume e dulçor maltado inicial e o final alcoólico do Bourbon – magnífica cerveja. 210 s Svartvit (516) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Pours a bright clear amber with a small fizzy white head. Obviously sweet. Aroma is fruity, berries, raisins, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, allspice, cinnamon, toffee bit of oak. Heavy sweet, light bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation. androman (2288) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
2013 edition, 33cl bottle at home from Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Nose is perfume, fruity, floral. Body is hazy ruby, head is medium, beige, frothy, average lasting, good lacing, run out so much after opening. Aroma is honey, fruity, floral, light bourbon, herbs. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium sweet sour, light hoppy bitter, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky texture, average carbonation. Heavy, strong flavor, nice one.
GTAEgeek (2183) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2016
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy bronze color, with some cola bubbles. Bad sherry, black bread, rye, wet grass, and bitters. Sweet, spicy, and off. Medium body, sticky, thick, and dank. This is off, in some way. Rubin77 (2028) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2016
F: thin, off-white, quick gone.
C: dark amber, hazy.
A: malt, orange peels, apple, woody, oxidized, spicy, candy, yeast.
T: malt, oxidized, woody, orange, spicy, candy, dried fruits, banana, yeasty, medium to full body, medium carbonation, really nice, bottled 06/14, vintage 2014, 15th anniversary, BB: 09/11/16, 33cl bottle cca 3,3€ from Prik&Tik Kampenhout.
hohops (983) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
2013 bottle. Appearance is murky brown, with a huge pillowy foamy light brown head. Leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma- caramel, dark malty bread, brown sugar, juicy raisin, vanilla, bourbon hints, boozy fruitcake, cherries, Christmas pudding. Taste- lots of dark fruit, port wine, sweet vanilla bourbony undertones, sugary sweet raisin, orange, boozy fruit, stewed cherries/raisin, brown malty fluffy bread. Mouthfeel is sticky. Nice ale. SinH4 (4708) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle, 2013. Amber-orange color with white head. Aroma is a little bit chalky, moldy cellar, a bit vanilla. Taste is the same, some caramel, moldy. Medium carbonation. Not as good as the regular or the Port version, a bit too moldy. anstei (2169) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4, 2013 vintage. Pours almost clear ruby amber. Aroma is light candy turning into vanilla, some chalk too, unfortunately. Body is heavy, more bourbon flavours, turning a bit boozy, even more so on the palate. Carbonation is fizzy. Sweet and strong, yet damp. Not super harmonic. Still, a good beverage.