Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Ballast Point, Little Italy, listed as Heaven Hill BA 13/11/14.
Hazed amber with a decent beige covering that clears to a swirl.
Nose is big malts, light smoke, caramel, spice, bourbon wood fumes.
Taste comprises spice, booze, toffee, dark fruit rinds, raisens, subtle bourbonics, fruit cake mix.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent BA offering, pretty subtle and well balanced.
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel woody aroma. Sweetish malty woody caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel woody finish.
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Reddish-brown with a tan head. Sweet and malty with dark fruits, toast, caramel and a medium body.
joeneugs (5850) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Livermore Saloon. It pours dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma has apples, maple syrup and alcohol. The flavor is more apples, nail polish remover, dark fruit and fig. Too sweet and solventy. Not too good.
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and light toasted malty. Smooth fruity, toasted malty and light caramelish. Whiskey smooth malty finish.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a dark fairly uncarbonated beer, not much of a head, very sweet aroma, candylike, with almost no discernable bourbon aroma or flavor... very sweet dark fruit full bodied...
reggiedunlop (3675) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep ruby/mahgony almost black with a very thin tan head. Aroma has some dark fruit, sweet roastiness, and hints of licorice and very faint plastic...no notable boutbon. Flavor follows suit...some earthy roasty bitterness creeping in...a touch boozy...bourbin is VERY minimal...had to really search for it. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is fruity/earthy and slghtly dry.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A murky brown color with minimal off-white head. Only a mild bourbon aroma, but some nice oak notes, just a hint of vanilla. The malts are well represented with good bread, toast, and toffee. Maybe a little bit of brown sugar. The flavor is good, but not great. Mild to moderate bourbon with some toffee, brown sugar, and vanilla. Very little, if any, alcohol heat.