drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/15/14. 22oz bottle from 5 Points. BA Amber ale FFS? Oh well, here goes. Amber red pour with a small khaki head (even with a strong pour) that fades and laces a touch. Mild aroma, just hints of bourbon, a nice oak and vanilla aspect, surprisingly, lots of caramel, and an aspect that reminds me of granola or oatmeal in a way. Sweet-ish flavor, lightly nutty, blends surprisingly well with the barrel, which adds mild oak and vanilla on top of caramel and doughiness from the beer. I’m surprised I didn’t hate this. Not saying it’s amazeballs or anything, but I was ready to hate.
Beerman6686 (4419) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured an amber color with a white head. Aroma was of.Bourbon and not.much else. Flavor similar, just really not a beer to be barrel aged.
BMMillsy (1431) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured at Tipples Rare and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting on July 13, 2014. Pours amber colored with a small white head on top. Not much to the aroma here, some light fruity malts and no sign of barrel treatment. Flavor follows with light fruity malts, stale hops, and very little of anything from the barrel. Maaaybe a hint of vanilla on the finish. Body is smooth, medium lowish carbonation, and medium mouthfeel. Overall there was nothing wrong with this and I’d drink it again if someone popped a bottle, but hardly any influence from a barrel. Slightly malty, very light flavored amber ale. Unexciting but decent.
MarcoDL (2268) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ beer temple. Tasty beer. Body is the original amber beer of course, the barrel aging adds an extra layer of vanilla and boozy warmth to the beer. The aging is a bit overpowering for the beer though, this needs a stronger beer as basis.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Looks nice, darker caramel, orange hued, large foamy tannish head, nice lacing.   Soft to moderate Bourbon aroma, subtle tropical fruit, a little coconut and vanilla as well.   Soft on the tongue, a little light, begs to be bigger, more malty.   Moderate barrel aging on the tongue, fairly fruity.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Nice nose, softer tongue, but needs more body and chewiness.   Otherwise enjoyable and different.   Well crafted at least, nothing off about it.
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber->shaker. Bright dark copper with big offwhite head. A: cereal, malt, light herbs, caramel. T: watery bourbon malt, citrus. Mild. A bit affected.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Woody, dirty, earth, burnt caramel, and some vanilla.
sic1314 (3466) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured medium amber with minimal head. Aroma of bourbon sweetness and little else. Medium body, flavour is caramel sweetness, moderately sweet alcohol. Nice beer, huge improvement on the average base beer.
NikkTwist (1666) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy orange brown pour that started with a large foamy tan head. Mild ale with mild bourbon barrel flavors. Easy drinking but a bit to bland for me.
Jur (325) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Wildeman, Amsterdam.
Clear chestnut, full beige head. Lil' sweet, bourbon nose. Flavour honey, whiskey (mild), malts. Not nearly as heavy as you expect, smooth and drinkable.
stevoj (2235) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfectly aged, expecting this now from Anderson Valley, another masterful presentation. Bourbon barrel adds another dimension to this already fine amber ale. Woody and smoky, smooth and delicious.