Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at home, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Pour is dark brown, almost black with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Roasty, light vanilla, brown sugar, caramel malt, bready, somewhat tangy, and soy in the aroma. Taste is light coffee, some earthiness, light spice, toasty, soy sauce, and tang. Medium body with high carbonation. Not bad. cubs (10675) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Pours a deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Kind of a twangy aroma with some marshmallow, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and dark fruits. Some grape and plum in the flavor along with caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Mild whiskey. Decent carbonation. Ok. phaleslu (10456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks, Dan, for bringing this back from the swimming trials! Brewed April 2011, bottled September 2011. Bottle 188/500. Pours a deep, semi-cloudy brownish amber with no head. The aroma is a blast of vanilla and butterscotch and smells a lot like creme brulee, with fudge, caramel, hazelnut, chocolate, molasses, and just a faint hint of rye and wood. The flavor is the same- creme brulee, chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, and the rest of the same notes in the aroma with a little dark fruit. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, smooth, thin mouthfeel. A little sweet for my tastes but certainly interesting. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
bottle. This is the whiskey aged version. Pours brown foamy off white head aroma strong vanilla, coconut, raisin, strong sweet barrel charac, fl strong brown sugar, raisins, vanilla, earthy whiskey notes. long dark fruity finish, thin body. Warming finish SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours deep brown with tan, fizzy head. Aroma of alcohol, some toast and chocolate. Flavor is much the same with a hint of bitter and a hint of tart and whiskey. Mouthfeel is medium body, fizzy. overall, not bad at all, nice whiskey notes come through.
SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
a special brew shared by the Victory rep .. . handbottled and hand written label .. . pours a deep brown .. medium foam and lacing .. . light chocolate, touch of whiskey, and tasty wood .. . slick pure mouthfeel .. . wonderfully balanced and enjoyable .. . . I hate it when I laugh and my ass falls off. djd07 (15285) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with yeast flakes with tan head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is butterscotch and honey. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt and butterscotch flavor. Easy to drink a very good Grain. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Upstream barrel aged impy brown. 750ml bottle. Bottle 61 of 500. Thanks to drew for sharing this...
Pours a deeper muddled cola dark brown hue and topped with a thin to
medium fluffy light beige head... Sweet nutty brown formula with
vanilla and bourbon notes, a touch of butterscotch which is somewhat
expected for the style. A somewhat fluffy texture is purveyed, not a
whole lot of heaviness... Subtle buttery and whiskey barrel notes in
the flavor which gets more apparent as it warms. Nuttiness and a light
chocolate quality is apparent as well.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
drfabulous (8224) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Date: April 01, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: clear dark brown with ruby edges, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet candy aroma, chocolate and caramel, vanilla and toffy
Flavor: sweet chocolate candy flavor, caramel and vanilla, touch of butterscotch just adds to the candy character
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: ***+ /4
750 thanks to Wes. Bottled Sept 2011. 406 of 500. Nice cocoa tasting body. Soured nosed. Bit of raisin. Vanilla. That slight sweetness must be the lactose. Little bit of whiskey from the barrel. Nice.