hapjydeuce (888) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; picked up from the brewery alongside the BA Kopi Luwak Speedway. Color is dark amber with medium carbonation, capped with a small head of vanilla colored foam. Smoked malts show through in the aroma with lots of bourbon and hot alcohol. Flavor is a sweet blend of caramel, toffee, chocolate truffle and cherry, finishing bitter with an oaky barrel-aged nuance. The alcohol really takes over the finish, with a pronounced bourbon note. Give it a few more years to mellow out, still kind of hot at this point. Overall really, really tasty.
JPDurden24 (1081) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber/red pour, Aroma is killer with smokey, wood, caramel sweetness. Taste adds some bourbon, vanilla and molasses. Damn tasty.
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn, I love these guys! Popped the cap and a plume of smoke wafted out, filling my nostrils with toasted oak, rich bourbon, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and maple. Mrs. Butterworth, Aunt Jemima, and all of Canada would be proud! Flavor shows charred wood, molasses, freshly split vanilla bean, brown sugar, cocoa, maple, and beautiful bourbon. The alcohol in this is present, warming as it slides down and showing on the tongue but it isn’t overly distracting. A bit of time might round this out but it is delicious now. Syrupy texture would make an amazing addition to pancakes. Yum!
angrypirate06 (1330) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big ol thanks to El Capitan, Bman1113vr, for this guy. Dark orange caramel looking pour. Nose is pine, bourbon, leather, malts, maple. Flavor is caramely, leather, bourbon, plum, boozy. Great warming finish. Really a delicious beer, enjoyed this a lot. Thanks again, Andrew!
dreadnord (995) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours semi transparent dark brown with a thick tan head. The nose is big English toffee, caramel, vanilla, raisins and molasses. The taste is heavy sweet with medium bitterness throughout. The texture is soft at first but turns sharp. The body is heavy and finish is long!
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blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, thanks to bman111vr, golden orange color with no head, lots of whiskey and caramel on the nose, flavors of whiskey, smoked meat, caramel, bready waffles, nice warming finish
Jesterdeal (1043) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of caramel, vanilla bean and slight ham. Pours hazy and brown with a sticky film. Taste is super sweet with great butterscotch, vanilla, and just a great bbq finish. Super delicious.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and Bottle. Pours with a murky bronze hue with an off-white head that fades. Aromas are of maple, nutty, bourbon, molasses, minerals, cola, vanilla and light smoke. Rich barrel. Flavors are a bit thin and a touch musty, alcohol, nutty, cola, medium dry tannins, smokey. Medium carbonation and warming with a nice hit of bourbon barrel on the back end.
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this bottle. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of maple, a light bit of smoke, bourbon, caramel and toffee. The flavor is equally delicious and equally complex. I get some smoke up front, but that quickly dissipates in favor of maple, bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee and caramel. I also get some alcohol notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour, off white head. Aroma is killer with smoke, caramel, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, honey. Flavor is really awesome. I only detected one flaw, its a bit hot...maybe some time? Bourbon, oak, smoke, vanilla, dark agave syrup. Very tasty stuff!
crossovert (4558) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I preferred the non-barrel incarnation of this one. This one has some added complexity but also added oxidation notes.