drowland (6155) - 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. Iím surprised I didnít hate this. Not saying itís amazeballs or anything, but I was ready to hate.
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky copper amber with a thin short lived head. Nose has that weird oaky wang I get from too much chips/cubes. Earthy/rustic toasty graham cracker malt notes in the aroma and flavor. Light bodied and tannic.
antonstoop (189) - - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Cloudy, amber bronze brown, nice lacing beige head on the top. Mild aroma. Some sweetness, alcohol, wood, a mild roasted hint in the back. Mild but nice. Tastes lots more than it smells like. Sweetish and malty. Subtle hints of vanilla, oak and chocolate milk in the background. Soft and gentle on the carbonation and it’s nice and light oily in the mouth. Ends with thinned down red berries and hints of zest. Easy to drink, but definitely not a huge flavor bomb in any way.
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pkomar (151) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, pleasant aroma of caramel, some grassy hops in there, a bit of bourbon. Not the strongest aroma. Pours amber, lightly hazy with medium sized head. Taste is great. Medium bitterness, dry beer. You might think itís a simple beer, but it has quite a complex flavour. As it warms up bourbon aroma is working great with maltiness also leaving very pleasant aftertaste. In addition, itís very drinkable. Proper beer.
Westchesterco (1093) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear amber color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is slightly boozey more like butterscotch that has some bourbon notes
Iphonephan (3632) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Light malty nose with some vanilla notes. Light bodied. Flavors of oak and vanilla. Smooth finish.
crossovert (7886) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Just not a beer I feel is suited for aging. This is like a plastic marshmallow beer now, just sweet with no character whatsoever.
Palme (3546) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Beer Temple. A really cloudy one this, deep almost amber bronze brown in the glass and it has a nice seriously lacing beige head on the top. Mild aroma. Milder than Iíd expect really. Some sweetness detected, alcohol, wood, a mild roasted hint in the back. Mild but nice. Tastes lots more than it smells like. Sweetish and malty. Subtle hints of vanilla, oak and chocolate milk in the background Mmmh.. Soft and gentle on the carbonation and itís nice and light oily in the mouth. Ends with thinned down red berries and hints of zest. Easy to drink, but definitely not a huge flavor bomb in any way. 25.09.2014
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz Bomber. Pours a golden amber with light tan head. Aroma of oak, sweet bread, malts, and a hint of bourbon. Taste is malty, I can taste the whisky, but not as much as I can from other beers aged in whisky casks. This one is a bit more subtle. Very smooth. High alcohol content, but doesnít taste like it.
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
31 oct 2014, bottle. Amber. Nose is berries and caramel syrup. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Kind of crisp Amber ale. Decent. Surprised it is bourbon aged beer at only 6%. Meh.
geologyguy (762) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light oak and vanilla smell....malty taste with hint of vanilla that dissipates quickly and a bit stronger oak, creamy and smooth...thick maltiness, low hops...good beer!