drjay44 (2858) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aging in the whiskey barrel dominated. The first sips were intriguing because of it, but unfortunately the creativity of the brewer became lost. I wonder if a whisky barrel would have been better.
BeerandBlues2 (10515) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours black with an average, frothy, dark brown head, lasting
with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), average
hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of
heavy alcohol, wood, and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft
carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness,
light acidity and bitterness.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Growler) Pours an opaque black body with a moderate tan head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, vanilla, and molasses. Flavor of vanilla, oak barrel, roasted malt, and coffee.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Amicas. Dark pour with a brown head. Corn whiskey dominates the aroma, with hints of maple, coffee and dark malt. It’s very boozey, with lots of corn whiskey flavors. That aspect is a little off-putting and the body is a tad thin. But. It’s also got some really lovely subtle flavors, notably the irish cream, coffee, black licorice and fruits. Solid effort.