BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2007
bottle. Hazy coppery-red pour...small beige head. Nose is bourbony...a little oaky..with a slight vanilla malt hint. Medium bodied....flavor is some alcohol, caramel malts, light fruits. The bourbo-whiskey edge increases as it warms...lightly bitter toward the end. Tasty!
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Smells like dirty, mustylaundry and soggy cardboard. Flavor has some maple, molAsses and caramel. It tastes like a very malty barleysine. There’s a decent nuttiness with some chocolate, like a bad candy bar. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & blankboy - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Hazy brown-amber with a few little floaties. Aroma of chocolate malt, oak, nuts and brandy - very nice. Medium mouthfeel. Flavour starts with brandy sweetness, with hints of chocolate and caramel, and a warm, woody finish. Very nice - one of the better barrel aged beers I’ve tried in a while. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2007
The body is a brooding, cloudy, dark brown hue with cascading sheets of micro-bubble carbonation. A small, fizzy, off-white head settles to a thin film with a prominent rim. The aroma is rich, complex, and inviting. Caramel, nougat, brown sugar and root beer comprise the malty base, while oak, vanilla, brandy, and cherries emerge to complete the nose. The flavor is very similar, with various rich, complex malts revealing themselves as they roll over the tongue. Heat from the brandy lingers, as do moderately spicy hops. Similar to a smooth, medium-full bodied barleywine. Refreshing and easy to drink despite what is obviously a high ABV. Really nice, despite the alcohol heat. HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy and GregClow, my bottle via trade with Ughsmash. Cloudy mahogany with a decent rocky/creamy beige head. Lovely smell - aged oak and sweet boozy brandy up front, chocolate and nut roast malt behind - somewhat dry, but lushly sweet. Taste - the same, wonderfully blended and balanced - I’m sure it’s high ABV, but I’m just going to enjoy this one. Creamy, soft, thick - not a long long finish, but it stays on the tongue a while. Lovely - thanks, Jason!
SpringsLicker (3665) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Thanks to Suttree for sharing this one.
Clear dark brown with a creamy tan head.
Perfumy bourbon aroma.
Creamy smooth malt palate with nicely subdued bourbon notes. bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle, courtesy after4ever. Pours clear brown with ruby highlights and a lacy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar molasses. Medium body. Taste plays to my sweet tooth, with a slice of bread to put all the sugar on. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. A deep red beer with a beige head. Caramel malt, brown sugar, vanilla and oak aroma and taste, sweet. Medium to full body with a sweet light dry alcoholic finish. plesant beer. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of brandy, caramel, wood, vanilla, and plum. Flavor of caramel, toffee, toasted malt, and brown sugar. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
12-oz. Thanks, Pantanap! Murky, grainy mahogany with a thin but dense moussy tan head. Not much lace. Sweet caramel, brown bread, and brown sugar nose. Medium body, moderately tingly carb. There’s that bread and sugar again on the mid-palate. Joined by some nut and cola notes. Long, sticky, sugary-sweet finish. This is a real sugar bomb.