ciocanelu (3195) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 18, 2018
Really hazy dark orange color with creamy off-white head. Aroma has malt sweetness with vanilla, sugar syrup and some toffee. Taste is sweet with vanilla notes, cocoa powder and woody bourbon barrel, even a bit zesty on the finish. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Quite tasty and intense but a bit difficult to drink. tmoreau (4816) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2018
Shared 750 ml., 2017 bottle poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey/gold color, a modest layer of off white froth, with dots & dashes of foamy lacing. The nose was tangy fruit that was mellowed by cocoa, barrel induced hints of vanilla & coconut, and a touch of sweet, pipe tobacco scent. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste was similar, with a strong but slightly subdued alcohol presence, and added tartness & tanginess. Interestingly bizarre. gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2018
Bottle 311217. THX to Meilby. Golden color with an off-white head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate. Flavor is oak, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, spices, alcohol, chocolate. Boozy, but also very nice beer. TheBeerGod (6292) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2018
Bottle - 750mL crowned. 2017 vintage at 13.8% ABV. Murky golden amber with a medium, dense blond head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla and booze with soft oak notes.Taste is boozy with toasted wheat, cocoa, light oak, vanilla, toasted coconut and soft honey notes. Body is medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Ends with more toasted wheat, vanilla, booze, caramel, honey, toasted coconut and oak notes. hohops (1178) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018
2017 edition, 13.8%. Appearance- slightly murky amber, a 1-2 finger foamy off-white head. Aroma- orange, marmalade, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, boozy fruit, fruitcake, nutty malt, pithy orange, hints of white chocolate, malts. Taste- candied orange, toasty malt, citrus fruit hints, plenty of vanilla bourbon, Christmas cake, honey-glazed fruit, sweet cherry, hint of marzipan, milky chocolate. Boozy warmth on the finish, fairly restrained mouthfeel. Sweet raisiny finish with toasted malt. Tasty.
yngwie (17367) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle, 75cl. 2017 vintage 13.8%. Shared by meilby. A lightly unclear dark golden colored beer with a dense off-white head leaving lacing. Sweetish aroma with cocoa, vanilla and bourbon notes. Malty too. It's full bodied and warming, with a soft carbonation. Malty flavor with cocoa, vanilla and a touch of booze. Lasting finish. Delicious indeed, needs to be shared. 171231 Oakes (19550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2017
Malteser beer, artificial, thick, and strong. Not oppressive but not great. wombat23 (2168) - Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2017
Shared 750ml bottle. Pours gold with an off-white head. Aroma of oak and bourbon. Taste is mainly bourbon, with oak and vanilla notes. Not picking up the cacao. As with many barrel-aged beers, bourbon is way too strong and overpowers the characteristics of the underlying beer. darbeer75 (1160) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2017
Aroma: lots of bourbon; Appearance: murky brown pour with creamy offwhite head that lingers; Taste: tons of bourbon and oak; white chocolate disappointingly absent; Palate: heavy body with long, oaky finish; Overall: a bit harsh and overly boozy; would probably not get again. tennisjoel (1508) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2017
Murky orange gold in body with particalia (floaties) present. Thicker head but quickly diminishes. Nose of oak, bourbon, vanilla, biscuit. Flavor exposes some honey and apricot. Alcohol is well masked for this high abv brew. A little bourbon heavy, but the flavors work well together. Fun brew.