higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017 tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a murky dark orange/red color with no head at all. Tons of alcohol on the nose, good bit of oak and vanilla, dark fruits (cherry, fig), sweet ripe banana, and a touch of yeast. Pretty prominent bourbon taste (although not overbearing) up front, a bit of oak and caramel, sweet syrupy notes, some ripe fruit, and vanilla. It’s good, and it has more going on than most other barrel aged beers, but it feels like it’s missing something.
I think this is a quality beer. But I did not care for it. I think the bourbon aspect of it overpowered it way too much
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2017
750ml bottle served in a goblet. BB date of May 2019.
Well hidden alcohol in this sweet, moderately complex quad.
Proper carbonation. Hints of dark dried fruits, wood, whisky and vanilla. BlazerT (1221) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 15, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2017 Bottle. Sensoric. Vintage 2013. Light brown, opaque with tiny, almost none head. Slightly boozy in the aroma combined with nice moderate raisins, vanilla, caramel, candy-like, slightly woody and oaky. Almonds and yeasty. Lightly spicy. Taste is light heavy sweet lil the end of degustation. Finish is sweet, vanilla, slightly chemical. Medium to full body, oily and thick texture, slightly warming down the throat. In overall very sweet and not really complex brew, despite having been 4 years in the bottle the booziness is all around. Nice and simple combination of flavors. Could be less sweet an boozy. carlom (82) - ITALY - MAR 10, 2017
Colore ambrato, schiuma media non persistente come ti aspetti, aromi di frutta candita e vaniglia. Al palato malto, caramello, toffee, corpo medio, nota alcolica finemente pungente dovuta alle botti di whisky, leggermente astringente. Corpo medio, sul finale permangono le noti della vaniglia e del legno delle botti. Una quadrupel che si avvicina alla tradizione belga con note marcate di botte, un po’ spigolosa. jsporrer (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Pours a deep iced tea brown with a big creamy tan head. Strong aroma of sweet caramel with some earthy woody notes and a big whiff of whiskey. Smooth with sweetness and warmth. Medium body with a light sticky mouth feel, Smooth finish with some warmth but no harshness. Decent lingering aftertaste. Just a tad too boozy for me but still fairly enjoyable.
trapped (3503) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours murky reddish brown with very small frothy beige head, woodsy aroma, medium carbonation, sweetish caramel taste with woodsy flavor and whisky undertones, smooth body, medium woodsy finish. Very smooth, well balanced and easy to drink. Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2016
750ml bottle 12/3/16 (CMH-OH)-46° in Trappist Glass-Pours a ruby red with a very small ring for a head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, and sweetness. Taste of the same with caramel, toffee, and dried fruit. This medium to full bodied brew is pretty hot and I’ve had it for a few months but otherwise pretty darn tasty. Dal9000 (665) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2016
At Ollies. 11.8 % ABV. In a snifter. Big creamy malt up front. Then a whiskey bourbon middle with a brown sugar sweetness. Finishes with a plum tartness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy obguthr (6595) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Vinous plum, grape, malt and caramel nose. Cloudy brown, thin tan head. Toffee and candied plums, cherries airplane glue volatility on the edges. Whiskey finish. Full body, moderate carbonation, prickly, boozy. Complex and deep. 60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle bought 7/2012 pours ruby red almost purple few heads. Light-medium body. Heated on impact then the vanilla and berries/plum come through before finishing with considerable heat. Alc IS noticeable. Really smooth for almost 12%. Impressive stuff. Wish I held on to it another 4 years.