tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle. Pours a nice murky dark reddish brown with a super tiny khaki head. Wow lots going on on the nose. Nice bourbon notes up front, vanilla and caramel, dark fruit, toasted oak, and molasses. Taste is awesome too. Sweet dates and plums, caramel, oak, toffee, a little nutty, and a nice subtle bourbon flavor. Deeeelicious. Not a trace of alcohol. Wish I could get some more of this.
Reynolds314 (2433) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked it in short samples. Murky brown flattish pour. Aroma is heavy bourbon and plums which is mostly all i get on the nose. Taste is very sweet and decadent but hard to drink. Slow sipper for sure. Plums soaked in bourbon, light tobacco, and leaves. Finishes sweet and boozey. Good but tough.
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
woah this was sweet. It was complex and great barrel flavors and all that . but waayyyyyy too sweet. I want to hook up a brewery i support but this was undrinkable after 6 ozs. Sorry bruh.
ansalon (1559) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, bourbon, raisins, honey. Taste is caramel, bourbon, raisins, citrus, dates, muscovado sugar. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation.
Ktwse (2169) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky deep brown with flat light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, butterscotch, toffee. Taste is boozy sweet with vanilla, toffee, dried fruit. Body is rich and sweet with soft carbonation.
Marheb (2273) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Des vents de caramel vanillé envahissent la place immédiatement, tout se passe comme prévu. Le corps onctueux transporte sur ses courbes les sucres martelés par le bourbon chaud. Avec une telle bière de base, difficile de se tromper....Surtout si on s’appelle Alesmith.
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 Big bottle thanks to Johan (non ratebeer). Sampled on October 31, 2014.
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, raisins, light smoked, caramel taste. Sweet, caramel, raisin aftertaste. Medium to high CO2 fizzy mouthfeel. Also vanilla, bourbon taste and aftertaste. Sweet, some alcohol, raisin, vanilla, bourbon scent. Lovely nice stuff.
thomashall (117) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours dark brown almost black with no head. Strong wiskey smell. Taste smooth with some scotch notes. Really good beer.
BVery (6842) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber - 2009 vintage. Super dark brown pour. Oily looking. Wood and vanilla. Super smooth. Lower carbonation. Delicious.
DesertDevil (535) - Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle. Aroma is milder with expected and features sweet and boozy bourbon and toffee sweetness. Murky dark mahogany-amber in color. Smooth-as-silk taste of very moderate bourbon (surprising since this beer is not even a year old), decadent caramel and toffee with faint baked brown sugar. A dry burnt barley taste becomes prominent late with a sweet-yet-woody finish. Very good, but not great.
Homer321 (2050) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a guy who packed a box. Nose is toffee, vanilla, booze, fruity, slightly grape with some apple. Pour is deep brown with ruby highlights. minimal off white head. Taste is mostly booze with strong vanilla and woody tannins, but in a complimentary way, or rather, an alesmith way. The biggest complaint I have about this is that the booze dominates the base beer and I miss the subtleness of smokiness, peatiness, and caramelization from a scotch ale. Otherwise, the barrel character is very well done, alcohol is not too hot, but definitely there. Good boost