ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clearish, darkened brown body with a slim bubbles of loose, large bubbles.
Smell: It smells like a chocolate cupcake dipped in bourbon with a fruity Trappist yeast element.
Taste: A chocolate taste, though not the deepest chocolate taste around, certainly not a chocolate cupcake. Modestly sweet. Faintly fruity, spice yeast hints. Appreciable, appreciated bourbon traces. Light bitterness, low hop character. Drying, lightly chocolaty finish with some alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: All Good? Well, it’s good.
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with watery tan head. Musty earthiness, some coffee, some vanilla, and roasted malt. Sweet roasted malt, vanilla, and a light sour finish. Medium body with smooth carbonation.
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale Fest. Pours a clear brown with an amber hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of coffee and caramel with some earthiness, roasted malts and a bit of light fruit. Flavor has a good amount of roasted malts with vanilla and bourbon with just a hint of light fruits. A bit odd.
Westmeister (2095) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ ACAT - Pours dark brown with hints of amber with tan head. Smell is big sweet bourbon, with vanilla, oak. Taste is was almost like a barrel aged quad, but with a lighter body. Vanilla, oak, fruity, yeast, sweet. Just a lovely barrel aged treatment. This was among the best of the festival.