Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ruddy orange-brown body, thin off-white head. Hot nose with notes of bourbon, oak, raisin, and caramel; alcohol prevalent. Oaky, soft body with layers of caramel, toast, and bread, finishing with warming alcohol notes. Yum.
PhillyCraft (3635) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with some heads.Pours burgandy red with light head and not much lacing. Aromas of plum, dark fruit, booze, toffee, and barrel. Flavor is sweet malts, sugary fruit, black cherry. Finishes smooth with a little burn in the chest. Tasty.
drsordr (1345) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour from alexsdad06. Color dark brown. Nose pure bourbon. Initial flavor all bourbon. After the alcohol I get some aftertaste of spice, caramel, and maybe vanilla. Tastes like hoppy bourbon.
jdskinns (204) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark cola color with slights off white head. Aroma is bourbon, barrel, brown sugar, dark fruit, and some melon. Taste is bourbon, brown sugar, sweet. Not as much fruit or barrel in the taste as in the aroma but still very good.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this on tap at the brewpub. It has a great dark ruby color to it. The aroma is strong vanilla, dark cherry, and sweet caramel. The flavor has some pronounced vanilla bourbon character up front with a nice sweet caramel, dark cherry middle. There is enough alcohol on the finish that it does not leave too much of a cloying sweet aftertaste. I really liked this. If you see a bottle of this, don’t let the price dissuade you, it’s well worth a try.
umich03jm (2403) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany with almost no head. Aromas are bourbon, cherries, toffee, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is sweet caramel and bourbon up front and finishes with toffee and vanilla. Medium body, oily and sticky. Very little alcohol burn. The barrel aging really improved this beer. I really enjoyed this sipper.
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Notes from 3-18-2010 beer tasting: Very nice, rich, malty aroma. Good pouring head. Deep rich red color. Cask flavors explode in mouth. Very smooth on palate, with delightful finish. Perhaps one of the best beers from Arcadia.
48FanInCali (782) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Nearly headless caramel pour. Nose of sweet malt, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Taste is really nice with a great balance of toffee, vanilla, coconut, and bourbon. Not overly hot at all. Mouthfeel is a little thin compared to others in this style but the sweetness is really well done.
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Mittenator (1500) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing bourbon aroma with a hint of cherries. Tastes like cherries, vanilla, plums and booze. A little hot. Might put one away to try in a year.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Poured from bottle into snifter. Absolutely great smell. A bit a of burn in the finish but overall solid beer.