burg326 (5607) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Big ol’ magnum shared by markwise at RBWG, poured an amberish dark brown color with aromas of oak, booze, light spice, and aome veggies. Flavors were oak, bourbon, and light spice. Thanks for sharing Mark. Sledutah (7841) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Appearance: Cloudy amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Woody and sweet malts
Taste: Woody, sweet and some hot alcohols
Slightly hazed brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of sweet malt and carrots. Sweet spicy malt with a hinto heat and some oak. Medium body and a tad fizzy. BVery (11362) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Brew Kettle. Awesome! Cinnamon, bourbon, sweet caramel, and a bit of chili heat. This is so good! DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Poured hazy ruddy muddy brown with minimal tan head. Nose was earthy malt, X-mas spice, oak, figgy fruit. Tasted fruity, earthy, oaky and woody, with nutmeg, cinnamon, and notes of brown sugar, figs, and a fruity finish.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Sample from a 2011 magnum, towards the end of a big bottleshare. Mildly hazy amber brown color. Minimal off-white head. Awesome bourbon aroma, works wonderfully with the winter spice aromas (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg). Good honey and maple syrup notes. Bigger body, good dry texture, lighter carbonation. Great beer. Yes. Tastes like Christmas. brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Mahogany colored pour with a small khaki head. The nose is quite spicy with tons of all spice, clove, and nutmeg notes. A nice sweetness of vanilla, bourbon, and caramel. A hint of gingerbread, too. Tastes like bourbon and gingerbread. A bit of all spice and nutmeg, some sweet toffee, caramel, and vanilla, too. A touch of alcohol and oak, a little bit of candied dark fruit, too. alexsdad06 (10818) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Sample from 1.5 L bottle @ Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer fest. Pours a clear dark amber with a small, thick beige head that disappears quickly. The nose is caramel, honey, ginger and other spice and boozy bourbon. The flavor has more big Christmas spice, caramel, vanilla, bourbon and booze. This was a little too hot and I would never buy it in the large bottle format, but worth trying once (more if on tap). brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle given to me for my 40th, enjoyed at the mayors ball. Hazy brown pour with a light head. Vanilla, bourbon, musty wood, and caramel in the nose. Very nice flavor. Very well balanced. Vanilla, wood, light, light bourbon, a touch of lightly oxidized caramel and a touch of spicyness...nutmeg perhaps. Quite enjoyable. Creamy mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. Let me also note a bit of ginger. ddemmingjr (890) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2011
1.5 L on Christmas Eve with Dad. Great way to spend some time with family by sipping on the big guy. Pours hazy, rust brown, dense off white head. Sticky lacing on my class. Nose of bourbon, peat, cinnamon, pear, ginger. Once you’ve taken a sip, esters, sweet honey, bourbon, cinnamon and interesting spiciness pulls through on a long finish. Low to medium carbonation. Quite balanced, nice as the barrel aging wasn’t an overkill. Solid beer. Will revisit in a few years with some age on another big guy.