blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours light and clear. Moderate bourbon presence, medium apple sweetness, and faint spicy notes. Good restraint here; it could be very much overdone, but it’s not. Good stuff.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Dadsgiving. Pours clear yellow with white head ring. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, apple, oak and vanilla. Lighter medium body.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Big bourbon on the nose, a bit of alcohol over soft oxidized old apple aromas. Big bourbon right away, lots of tart wood. The wood here is huge, loaded with warm bourbon. Toasted barrel. Bourbon dominates the gentle apple notes. There’s a bit of tartness that comes through, with some sweet apple notes, but then it’s back to a huge hit of barrel. Warm bourbon moves to a touch of acid on the finish. A bit heavy handed on the barrel, but otherwise tasty enough.