JohnnyFriendly (1) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma wasn’t much. I definitely picked up a lot of the sweetness. However it wasn’t until I tasted it that I realized how complex the pantheon of flavors truly is: the undertones of chocolate and nuts and coffee, combined with the smokiness of bourbon makes for a lovely sipping beer. I only wonder if the taste would be improved had the beer aged in a barrel of superior bourbon as opposed to Jim Beam
Stuu666 (4859) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale yellow, nose is yeasty, lemon, taste is sweet, sugary, floral.
TheHopster (863) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at The Cloverleaf in West Caldwell. A nice old Kentucky twist on a traditional Belgian style from Maine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerdedDave (629) - - OCT 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottled Dec 2011 - drank April 2012; cloudy gold-orange color; musty, funky aroma; a fantastic Belgian inspired beer; spicy, dry, and a bit fruity with very subtle hints of oak and bourbon; very complex and extremely smooth - especially for a beer that weighs in at 11%abv; a warn, dry finish - similar to the finish on a fine bourbon
knickskicks (813) - - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden pour. Nose is bourbon and apple juice. Taste is apple juice, nice barrel, light fruits. Light mouthfeel.
Drekon (2) - - OCT 2, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Nice amber color. Oak, hops bourbon flavor, not sweet. Full foam white head.
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - OCT 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of oak, bourbon and Belgian yeast. Flavor is a not sweet and very rich with hints of raisins and caramel. Perfectly balanced!
944play (365) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Kennedy’s SF. Hazy deep yellow with moderate fine foam and crazy lacing. Sweet maple and amaretto nearly eclipses sharper citrus and green herb. Flavors tend more yeast-driven than the barrel-derived aromas, with esters plumbing the banana, tropical, and bubble gum depths. Sweet but thin, and profoundly intoxicating.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5653-20130816] Bottle. Mild wood barrel notes in the aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Mild bourbon-soaked wood flavour. Full body. Good, mild. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
bigda83 (320) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 2014 bottling. Pours a hazy yellow with a medium sized white sudsy head. Aroma of sweet malts, wood, bourbon, sugar, caramel. Taste follows the nose with some vanilla in it. Medium body, solid carb, and decent bitterness mixed with the sweetness. Overall decent brew.