jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2010
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Wow. What a beer! In a bad way. I had this one off tap. The pour was slightly hazy. The beer was bright yellow. And, the aroma has a slight hopiness and spice to it.
And, then I tasted this beer. At first it is clean. And, then wam pow, wow! Fresh oak and bourbon all over the place! It is like a premixed boiler maker! No thank you! If I wanted overpowering bourbon, I would order it!
Kudos for experimenting. But, this one is not for me!
SlovakSniper (3826) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottling January 29. 2015. Belle robe dorée et impeccable tête avec une dentelle. Le nez révèle des parfums de pain mielleux, de fruits jaunes, de noix de coco, de vanille et d’épices. L’alcool et sa présence enveloppante rappelle les plus grandes du style. En bouche, le bourbon complimente les saveurs de base. Un bel équilibre puis-je dire. Au palais, le plaisir est réel. Le pétillement confortable et le corps douillet rendent l’expérience des plus agréables. En finale, j’aperçois des notes douces balancées par un alcool chaleureux et fruité.
ordybill (601) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass.
Aroma-Hops and yeast
Appearance- A nice gold color with a small white head
Taste- Hops and a bourbon back end, very nice
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- An outstanding beer, very well made
JDBaker11058 (1518) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: slightly opaque golden, with a short, creamy white head and slightly syrupy legs. Aroma: belgian yeast character is strong, followed by booze, vanilla, some citrus, and pie crust. Taste: bourbon, vanilla, lemon, light banana, tamarind, maybe even some coconut, with prominent yeast. Finish: most flavors fade except for vanilla, bourbon, and yeast, then a mild astringency comes out. Notes: Beers this hyped seldom seem up to it. This was a very good, very creative beer. Glad to have tried it. Alcohol was well-hidden. Bottled 21 March 2014, had in early June 2015. Bottle from Westover Market in Arlington, Virginia.
SinH4 (960) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color with small white head. Flowery grains, some spicy Belgian yeasts, some sugary Bourbon wood. Taste is sweet, grainy, flowery, boozy, a bit of a burn, surprisingly low carbonation. Certainly a good beer, nice Barrel character which is not too strong, but does not live up to its reputation.
King_Alex_II (523) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color quite some foam. The smell has a boozy touch and a lot of whisky nose but with a fresh touch. The taste is very actively carbonated and has its yeasty and sweet malty character, but still got an underlying whisky note that becomes stronger in the aftertaste and carries a boozy note through the whole beer taste. A little heavy, but definitely a good beer.
mfrato (110) - - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy gold. Aroma is slightly lacking, not a huge amount on it. Flavor is bourbon soaked caramelized bananas. Pretty tasty.
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast, vanilla, oak, floral and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, wheat, yeasty, vanilla and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From my backlogg:
Bottle in London 2014. Hazy golden beer with an white head. Malty bready fruity aroma. MAlty bready yeasty hoppy flavour.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Mildly hazy straw colored body, thin white head with poor retention.
Aroma: Very light, hints of tart citrus with light bourbon and coconut.
Taste: Odd but enjoyable, very balanced mix of grapefruit, lemon and orange with coconut and bourbon on the finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Good beer, I enjoy the balance, but the flavors clash.
Jow (2669) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at some queens bar. Nose is sweet bourbon and yeast. Tastes of Jim beam, yeast, red fruit, bready, slight booze. Smooth palate. Quite delicious.