smith4498 (2788) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG 2010. Pours copper color with off white head. Aroma of molasses, vanilla and oak. Sweet caramel flavor with vanilla and oak. Medium body with soft carbonation.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tepid brown, no head. Hot, lightly malty, heavy sugar and fruit, bit of toffee and paper and cinnamon through finish. Pretty aged at this stage.
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8oz, $4 at Stone Bistro. Clear orange with a 1 1/2 finger light beige head, creamy with fair retention. Oak and coconut bourbon dominate--but it isnít all that crazy strong overall, not oxidized, either. Smells like Anchor Steam beneath--toadty with some light malt sweetness. Flavor follows suit, the barrels not overpowering at all. Tastes a lot like Anchor Steam. Thatís all I can say. Finishes dry with bitterness at a 2. Moderate carbonation thatís a little prickly with a medium body. Tasty, if not all that complex--lightly bourbonated Anchor Steam.
jmgreenuk (2582) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is with fruity and resinous. The flavour is fairly neutral vegetable with a weak liqourice weak fruit resin palate. This beer is so hard to rate but it was very drinkable and I would love to cellar a bottle of this stuff.
dchmela (2480) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into my glass by some generous person at the RBGW. Light brown pour. Huge vanilla, oak an malt aroma. Smooth malt body with oak, vanilla. Slightly sweet, but awesome overall.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a dark amber brown body topped by a medium thick head with little lacing. Itís slightly sweet and malty with great vanilla, caramel and bourbon notes. Full bodied and smooth yet warming.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red, brown colored brew. Vinous, malty aroma. Flavor is vinous and malty too, some bourbon. A peppery aftertaste.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Magnum generously shared by ygtbsm. Thanks again Brad!
Pours a dark copper/mahogany colorwith golden ruby edges and a thin half finger off white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Faint lacing left behind.
Sweet boozy bourbon aroma with hints of caramel, toffee, rye and hazelnut. The barrel presence with toasted oak, coconut, vanilla and bourbon but it doesnít overpower the malt notes of the base beer. Lots of biscuit, vanilla, caramel and dark fruit.
Medium bodied and perfectly balanced with a nice amount of sweet bourbon, earthy oak and tons of vanilla sweetness. Theres also some toasted coconut and faint heat but not too boozy. Very nicely balanced and the abv is well masked masking it easy to drink. Malty notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit and rye. The spirit is perfectly integrated into the flavor of the beer without being astringent or one dimensional. Amazing.
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Magnum shared by the silky one at RBSGí09 Grand Tasting. This was a grade A mess up of a barrel beer. I see why they threw in in a magnum and made less bottles. The beer is basically alcohol and lots of barrel, lots of leafy barrel, lots of cardboard, and lots of crap. It is a dark brown color. This was just amateur night at the Apollo. The beer is a dark brown color.
jrob21 (2166) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never thought Iíd see this one but it magically appeared among many other things at a recent tasting. Barrel ageing at this point is very subtle. This one might be a bit past its prime drinking time. Aroma is a little nutty with a bit of a cola aspect that reminds much of a scotch ale in that one respect. A little smoky, nutty, and a little grain in the flavor. All a little muted and a little watered down at this point in its life. Drink em if you got em.