two7offsuit (149) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with little to no head. Grainy aroma and flavor. Not much in the way of bourbon flavor. Not great.
DocLock (7826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours dark brown, looking mahogany thru direct light, and a frothy tan head. Nose is cacao, munich malt, hops. Tastes choc and munich malty, somewhat sweet and lactosy, with finishing notes of cacao and ovaltine.
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12/23/13. $3.29 bottle from CBO.
I drank this after drinking a bourbon county coffee which is unfair to this beer.
I can say this was my first disappoint in a bourbon barrel beer. I taste & smell no bourbon characteristics.
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Mittenator (1278) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Near black with a tan head. Sweet bourbon, milk chocolate and strong booze aromas. Oddly boozy with not much flavor. Another miss from atwater for me.
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, some wood, and a trace of vanilla. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and a trace of bourbon. Bourbon/barrel aging on the softer side.
koleminer20 (568) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Part of a tasting 11/24/2013 at Fraser’s Pub in Ann Arbor. The pour is dark, but not thick at all. It’s pretty translucent, and not a good start. The aroma is heavy in chocolate and fruity notes There are a plethora of fruit notes that come through, but I think the dominant one would be raisins. The flavor is a little similar. This wasn’t ’blow-you-away’ on any front, but it was pretty solid. Some coffee, caramel, and a little chocolate coming through. Not bad, but definitely not what I was expecting
SSSteve (3751) - - OCT 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. burnt grain, toast, nuts and a hint of vanilla in the aroma. the beer pours black with a large, foamy, tan head. bready notes dominate flavor with a mild bourbon note that adds some vanilla sweetness. the right amount of bourbon. velvety palate. there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. its great!
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. deep brown with small head. bourbon and coffee, some chocolate and plenty of booze. the opposite of smooth. not crazy about this one.
ColovianTrader (269) - - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt chocolate and roasted coffee aromas. Flavors of smooth dark chocolate and spiced raisins. Can definitely taste the bourbon, but not getting much of a barrel flavor. Leaves me wanting a bit more complexity but good overall.
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a very small head. Nose is actually filled with a both chocolate and fruit notes. Taste has more fruit elements in it, but a similar flavor palate as the nose. Pretty decent brew....