BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a medium-small white head, short retention with faint lacing. Aroma is heavy cookie and caramel malt, brown sugar, vanilla and bourbon, grapes, sour notes, and oak. Flavor is sweet malt, lightly sour, oak and bourbon notes, vanilla, brown sugar and a sweet finish.
douglas88 (5480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Falling Rock during GABF weekend- Friday. Pours a dark red color with a medium white head. The nose was dominated by a blue cheese note, some funkiness and grapes. I actually didn’t get a ton of bourbon in this beer, more funky sweet vanilla and cheese, some caramel, fruity flavors akin to grapes and berries. Nice unusual brew.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft. medium sweet grape / pear juice / sangria nose. minerallic and rough texture, boozy and sweet and sticky with mild prickly acid on the edges. clashing blueberry / grape / cherry fruit syrup with overly strong maple syrup and vanilla flavored bourbon / wood character, boozy late with a flabby body. messy and poorly executed.
drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Avery, pours a murky amber with white head. Nose has some sour grapey quality, dough. Flavors are muddled, toffee,
Tobacco, grape, green apple, and raisin. Some vanilla and whiskey notes. Med body. Rather easy drinking for the strength but just really forgettable and clearly not what was intended.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2012 Tap @ Avery. Brown appearance with a tan head. Interesting aroma- grapes, white wine, brown sugar, caramel, and some toasty malts. The flavor is really incredibly- sweet caramel malty, brown sugar, candy sugar along with the white wine, grape, dry flavors. There’s a real nice Bourbon flavor to the beer and overall, quite effervescent. I’m pleasantly surprised by this strange sounding concoction.