aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good. Bourbon beer that’s not too bourbony. Weird that Stone beers used to be crazy hoppy. This is just hoppy now.
baraciisch (2220) - California, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with light beige head... Aroma of with light woody notes, caramel, vanilla... Flavor is light vanilla, oak, caramel, sweet sugary notes... Light citrus hops... Solid, but I was hoping for better
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mysticbrew (52) - - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark amber with a light tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is floral with orange zest and a hint of bourbon. The taste is smokey, burnt malt with a trace of buttering hop.
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tsd08460 (94) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, bourbon
Appearance: deep amber, clear, minimal off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, bourbon
Palate: full body, creamy, long finish,
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on April 10th, 2015.
Appearance: Pours a semi clear maroon red.
Aroma: Aroma mostly of bourbon.
Taste: Medium light bittenerness, caramel, bourbon on finish.
Palate:Medium body, lightly sticky, lingering bourbon finish.
Summary: Pretty tasty. Not a huge bourbon(or liquor) guy, but the amount in this beer is good for me. Underappreciated.
demannu (126) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I can’t really write much in this one. My over all impression was awkward. The different notes didn’t quite come together in harmony to create a unified flavor experience. I think they tried to do to much with this one.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit light to be aged in bourbon barrels for my liking, and the hops mingle in a weird way with the barrel. Not terrible but not the biggest fan.
coachd (261) - Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, spice and booze heat. As it warms, I am even getting some dark fruit in the scent. Brown color with scarcely any head. If you try really hard, you can see through it. Flavor is classic Bastard, but subdued by the vanilla undertones from the barrel. The hops do not knock you over like other Bastard variations. More like a brown ale than a strong ale. Aftertaste is a little hot. Palate left me wanting more. Overall ok, I probably would not buy again. This bottle was aged 5 months; perhaps it would have been better fresh.
chinchill (2718) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Pinglehead brewpub.
I’m not a fan of the regular version but this is certainly better. Still has a lingering bitterness that seems to strong. BBL effects complement rather than overpos=wering the underlying ale.
JaBier (5195) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear red pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel and slight oak. Malty flavor with accents of booze and caramel before a watery and bitter finish. Not bad, but this beer did not take to the barrel as well as I had hoped.