bhensonb (10212) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by oRos at California 10K event. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is rye and brown sugar. Med + body. Flavor is very rye spice with wood and rye spice. And brown sugar too. Just excellent.
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to Jake. Opaque mahogany pour with a small off-white head. Aroma of rye whiskey, vanilla, and pineapple. Huge caramel, vanilla, golden raisin, and chocolate. A bit of booze, too. Flavor is quite sweet. Tons of caramel, toffee, and golden raisin. Rye whiskey, vanilla, oak, chocolate, and white cake. Noms.
daknole (8332) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Toffee colored pour, yellowish tan head. Flavors of raisins, rye whiskey, caramel, toffee, toasted oak, vanilla, brown sugar, honey, fruitcake. YUM.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle pours with a murky amber body that supports a nice tan head. The aroma is a yummy mix of vanilla, dates and pine hops that are muted by aged sticky malts. Behind those notes I get smooth candy like whiskey. Yes! Smells wonderful. The taste starts with sweet dates, malts and vanilla to about midway. Then it hits with some caramel and smooth sugary whiskey goodness. Thatís far too smooth whiskey to really be just whiskey. I love how this beer is accentuated by the barrel and maintains its smooth richness. This is a lovely sipper.
marcus (5890) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by oRos at Capitol Beer bottle share. Pours reddish brown with a short beige head and a fruity bourbon aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with lots of whiskey. Nicely layered.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewery. Cloudy medium brown with a thin off white head. Rye whiskey, molasses, and biscuit aroma. Biscuit, toffee, molasses, eye whiskey and oak, sweet grain, and a caramel flavor to the finish. Thick bright and creamy palate. Excellent.
douglas88 (5473) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml from beermongers. Pours a reddish color with a small white head. A huge bourbon nose, powerful and hot. The flavor is more super sweet bourbon, toffee, berries, big sugary malts. Bourbon forward which melds so closely that itís harmonious. Quite good.
BoBoChamp (5020) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American brew, thx to John for bringing this over!, very complex brew, alcoholic/sweet and slightly fruity/spicy/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared @ Dakís Black Friday tasting. Again, think this was brought by JBoan but correct me if Iím wrong. Dark chestnut pour with scarlet and garnet making a statement as well. Moderate cashew colored cap. Caramel, vanilla, raw wood, toasted oak, black pepper, rye, cocoa, and brown sugar. Another solid brew by my favorite brewery but not a significant enhancement over the base beer.
bytemesis (2432) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with friends. Pours cloudy chestnut, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is dark sugars, rye. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, rye bite, some wood, light bitter. Full body, creamy. Lacks some complexity. Well masked ABV.