rayaron (2073) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Cloudy brown with low beige head. Aroma of vanilla, whiskey-like, woody, very alcoholic, caramel. Very sweet flavor, very alcoholic, vanilla, whiskey, woody, light sourness, soya. Creamy texture. Heavy body. McNeillR (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Dark muddied brown with a small ringed head. Creamy coconut, soft berry and neat muddied booze. Velvety patted down sweetness initially and crunchy coconut throughout. Very very soft burn for such an ABV. Soft milky mouthfeel without being overly dank. Nice lickable sweetness, vinious and bright before a soft dazzling sweet linger.cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle, Tasting by Numbers Tasting, Cheers BenH for the shelf turd.
bottle at home .. deep brown ... thin tan lacing, ... soft sweet fruit malts ... dark malts ... soft sweet fruits ... dark fruits .. dark malts ... soft sweet fruits ... warming fruits ... jukcy maltd ... light coconut ...d ark roast ... juicy fruits ... light alcohol. BenH (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Shelf turd. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coconut, chocolate and oak. Taste is similar, coconut, chocolate, dried fruits. Sweet. Nice Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s, as Fruet. Pours dark brown, nose has toffee, vanilla, fruit, taste is rich and fruity, light vanilla, berries.
andrewje41 (4521) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Draft pour at Bambinos. Pours black with a dark fruit, raisin, slightly boozy aroma. Prunes, and graham cracker flavor, and super smooth considering the high ABV. Really nice dark fruit finish. Very special beer here. A must try. VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml "Fruet" bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a rubby reddish brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, chocolate. Flavor is bourbon, wood, caramel, caramelized fruits. Finish is, again, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Full body, weak carbonation. Unbalanced, as in, way too much bourbon. jfb (6984) - GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
(bottle - cheers to ferris for this one!) murky ruby-brown colour with no head. aroma of brown sugar, honey and alcohol, with a light salmon fattiness, vanilla, treebark and some caramel. flavour is mostly fudge, caramel and brown sugar, with a heavy sweetness and some oxidation, quite boozy in the finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation. Iphonephan (7476) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle at the Beer Heads bottle share Meet Up in Falls Church. Pours a cloudy copper with a tan head. Caramel aroma. Flavors of butterscotch , caramel and figs. Smooth, sweet and creamy finish. slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2017 So far each year of the AV ale has improved, IMHO, though this year’s is neglegible. The added complexity is a little offset by a roughly 10% jump in ABV, which seems like overkill. Though deifinitely a big, sweet, sipper, it is not overly hot (but caught up with me quick like). Fruit and malt, bourbon and vanilla, oak...another year, another super nice beer
Cuivre - still think it’s lame these are aliased as the abv keeps climbing and though similar, they do continue to change. Gonna doc a tenth to get the average in line. 3.9-4.3.