SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - dark brown, thin tan head; big bourbon nose with cookies, very sweet, vanilla, sweet roast; texture quite thin with smooth, rich, barrel qualities; graham crackers, mild roast; thinness is my only knock; lots of flavor and barrel notes; very nice overall
riversideAK (6170) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark malt and bourbon barrel nose. Dry woody and a little sweet boozey notes. Brown dark sugary notes too. Super dark brown, light brown foam ring. Chocolate - bitter earthy cocoa and bourbon barrel flavors. Woody dry and bourbon notes linger. Dry light booy finish hang around for a while. Thinnish body for style.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from cdog69. Pours opaque dark brown with a long lasting khaki head. Beautiful beer. The nose is chocolate cover graham crackers, with some vanilla whipped cream, and mild booze. Great flavors of mild bourbon and rich chocolate. Holy crap! This dude is way better than I anticipated. Medium, yet lush body with an ample bourbon finish. This beer is fantastic.
hopscotch (10657) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown!… Pours dark and clear with ruby highlights and a small, creamy, beige head. Bourbony, chocolaty, roasty aroma. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor displays a lot of chocolate, bourbon and vanilla with a nutty component as well. Finishes bittersweet and boozy. Bottle courtesy of daknole!
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy barrel aged goodness batman!!!!!! Brown pour. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate and light roast. Flavor is so damn rich and full. Tons of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and some chocolate. One of the better BA beers around. WOW!
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Septemberfest. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. 1773/2009. Dark dark brown, red hints, tan head. Aroma is toasted oak, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is more oak, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. Nice.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown, courtesy of Daknole.
Pours dark brown beige head.
Aroma of bourbon, barrel, chocolate malt/roast.
Flavor, rather boozy, bourbon, chocolate malts, hints of roast, medium mouthfeel, hints of vanilla
Thick grainy palate, chocolate finish.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bomber, #25/2009, with a big thanks to ksurkin! Pours dark brown/black with a moderate fluffy tan head. Aroma is a nice bourbon nose, with vanilla, oak, char, chocolate and light caramel. Flavor is very nice, with less (but still present) bourbon, and more vanilla, oak, chocolate, caramel, molasses and some espresso notes. Great creamy and coating mouthfeel. Wow, I was hoping for something nice here and this one did not disappoint. Thanks again Ken!
zathrus13 (1765) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #199/2009, thanks Ken. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Medium body. Finishes slightly dry and bitter. A super brew.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a creamy opaque with a stringy-lacing smallish froth of beige head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and chocolate with some roasty coffee and vanilla notes along with a good amount of bourbon oak. Starts full bodied, rich and sweet with some toffee character, molasses and bittersweet chocolate before a drier, slightly warming bourbon finish. Well-balanced, complex and fairly drinkable. An enjoyable barrel-aged brew.