Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends Opening Day. Cloudy deep red/brown - white head. Sweetness. Light acid. Cherry. Nutty. Barley. Wooden tannins. Bourbon. Vanilla. Alcoholic. Fruity. Sour cherry. Oak. Tart. Lovely high drinkability. Lovely. joergen (27983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar Stefansgade.
Hazy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and oak with notes of alcohol.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish. Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
650 ml bottle
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
I did not expect to see this so when the bottle was opened I jumped on the chance to try a great beer. Kudos to the person who shared it. I may have to try to get another sample at the Great Taste of the Midwest in August.
Aroma / Appearance - This pours deep and murky with long spindly legs. The dense heavy presence sucks the light out of the room. Cherries, malt, and a boozy feel bring to mind the usual characteristics of Behemoth. The bourbon has added a vanilla edge though the particular evidence of Woodford is obviously hard to detect.
Flavor / Palate - Cherries, malt, and excited hops flood the mouth with richness almost immediately upon taking the first sip. The angel’s share seeps into the corners of the palate. Over time the malt profile builds. A fruity cherry finish accents the expectations of a normal bottle of Behemoth. This is truly a world class beer even at the going price.
On draft at DLD.
The beer appears reddish brown and fairly hazy. The head is rather small, but sticks around for a few minutes before fading away.
The aroma is quite different from regular Behemoth, with much less of a hop presence, as well as the obvious new scents of oak, booze, and cherries.
I, for one, enjoyed this brew much more than regular Behemoth. Flavors were very forward, yet well-balanced. Lots of cherries and oak shine through. This beer is dangerously drinkable at 12.5%. Alcohol content is elegantly masked. There was far less hop presence than is found in regular Behemoth, as was indicated by the aroma. Overall, a very enjoyable brew, and one I certainly recommend trying, should you have the opportunity.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-02-2011 chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
had this at DLD, finally got to tick this after missing it at the pub the last 3 times... pours medium brown with a hint of amber on the sides, a light tan head, good retention and lacing... the nose is a little too weak but some nice notes of sweet cherries, dried fruits and bourbon, really good... the taste is even better, taste just like the name, cherry bourbon, a hint of sour cherries, nice well rounded smooth bourbon...this is awesome
alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Rating from notes in a recently found notebook. Pours a deep amber/light brown body with a small off white head into a plastic cup. This beer can’t decide what it wants to be. It is at times a sweet caramel malty, slightly tart cherry, somewhat boozy barley wine that happens to include some grassy and pine hops. At others, it is a more aggressively hopped beer that includes caramel malt and only slight doses of the cherries. This is a big beer regardless of which way you see it. For me, the regular or bourbon barrel versions are both better. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2009
From EBF. Pours a dark brune body with a tan head. Big etoh and over ripe cherry notes amongst a smothering of bourbon, wood, vanilla and lighter caramel. Subdued hoppiness of pine to the cherry bourbon warming. I preferred the base beer. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Dark roasted fruitiness (plums, prunes, deates?!?) bourbon, oak, and very muted hop bite. Underneath that is the addition of tart cherry notes that work surprisingly well. A bit too syrupy for me to have more than one. marcus (10145) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
On tap at the brewery. This dark brown beer poured with a modest beige head and an enticing vanilla cherry aroma. There is a very rich plum, cherry and treacle flavor that is a bit syrupy, but delicious, with a warming alcohol trail. The cherries mute the IBUs significantly and, along with the dark barrell-aged coloring, makes this a completely different beer from the regular Behemoth. satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
appearance is murky brown not unlike a glass of whiskey. huge nose of whiskey and rotten cherries. cherries and wood and married in such that they can no longer be separated. flavor is cough syrup, big rotten wood. bourbon has clobbered behemoth’s many hops. without cherries to round things out as they do, this would largely be a wood bomb. hard to find the base beer amongst this. still a potent big beer that satisfies in its own way.