daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, wispy tan head. Sweet and tart flavors. Oaky, brown sugar, hints of cherries, yeast. Interesting if not a bit odd.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle pours with a clear amber body that supports a light tan head. The aroma offers up malts, barrel notes, nuttiness, chocolate and brown sugar covered dark fruitiness. The taste is malty sweet yet it has some tart barrel notes and then more fruitiness toward the finish. The fruit leans toward dates with a smidgen of fig. Another tasty one from Justin. Keep up the goodness.
Homer321 (891) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share T. Hanks to Beachner90210. Pours a hazy brown minimal head. Light brown. Taste is slightly woody with some alcohol from the beer, not the barrel. Maybe a Virgin barrel? Pretty solid but not phenomenal.
DrewFace (414) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share thanks to beechner224. Pours a fairly cloudy reddish brown color. Fruity esters, cherry, sweet malty and some light funk. Light cherry notes, alcohol, sweet, some light tartness in the finish.
beechner224 (366) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy amber brown. Some sweetness in the aroma, maybe some vanilla? Taste is smooth, sweet, some vanilla, really nice. Finishes a little slick.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Dark Brown/Black Hue, Passes No Light, Brownish Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Mildly Boozy, Mild Dark Fruit
T: Dark Fruit, Sweet Bread, Mild Oak Flavor
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, mildly Boozy
Overall, I am usually for BA variations that differ from your typical stout but something tells me that the base beer wasnt that good to begin with, then tossed a bad barrel aging in ont top of it. Not for me.
UDBeernut (1413) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottlefrom daniel719, straight killing it. pours deep amber with a light tan head. nose of light bourbon. taste begins sweet, light caramel. the boom, bourbon booze, smoke, and sweetness take over. body is solid. many thanks again broseph.
Huhzubendah (2230) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
The beer is dark orange to light brown in color with a small, light tan head that leaves sparse lacing on the glass.
The aroma brings wine, port, oak, sweetness, barrels, tannins.
The beer is aggressive and strong, but unrefined and imbalanced, Very tannic, with dominating oak flavors. Some booze notes as well. Dark fruits, to include plums and raisins.
Warming alcohol in the finish with lingering notes of oak.
This one has some potential, but as of now, a small serving was plenty for me.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-04-2012
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle shared at Matt’s tasting, poured a dark brown color, aromas of light dark fruit, some caramel, and tons of whisky. Flavors are the same, light vanilla thrown in but the whisky is the main flavor, not overpowering but juust enough to warn you that there is some booze here.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7venth sun is spot on with their barrel-aging. I need to find the base for this, Temerity. Barrel adds a sweetness, some raisins, just good stuff. seek this out.