thome50 (1284) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
3oz pour. Pours a medium, clear brown with slight white head. Not typical of a barrel aged beer that I was expecting. Aroma is very peet and whiskey centric. Taste is vanilla, barrel, peat and scotch forward. The mouth feel is very light and being only 6% it feels like a sessionable barrel aged beer if that is possible.
italianjohn (2877) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown whiskey like dark golden pour, thin off white head .... aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon and caramel malts .... Taste of bourbon, dry oak, vanilla and light caramel and roasted malts .... Dry lingering oaky finish ... Lightly soured ... Had higher hopes for this one but it was still tasty
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color in the glass. Aroma of bourbon and some roasted fruits with a hint of vanilla. Taste is very smooth with caramel and some roasted malts. Good beer.
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours an amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and bourbon. Flavor of vanilla, toffee, caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, and bourbon.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby pour with no head. Faint smoky and sweet nose nose. Caramel sweetness and smooth but watery body. Easy drinker but doesn’t really standout.
crossovert (11198) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 An instance when barrel aging does wonders for a beer. Nice fruitiness and caramel.
Kjb135 (20) - - JUL 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy red pour nearly no head or dissipates quickly. Syrup thick and almost no bourbon notes unless heavily sought for. Light wee heavy verydrinkable but nothing extroardinary. Prettier than it is tasty.bit of tang on the finish cant place it.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Hopping Pig. Very deep amber. Taste is pretty similar to the regular piper down. Hopefully this actually
Is the bourbon barrel version. Any bourbon character I’m getting is pretty limited
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Speed rate. Tap at OB Noodle House. Clear auburn ruby, small beige head. Nice bourbon nose, though the flavor gets tangy and I don’t enjoy that. Tangy in the nose when it warms, too. Detracts quite a bit, even though sourness peaked at a 2. The body is thin, losing some richness from the barrel. Medium body, mod carbonation. Not what I was hoping for.
aleph (231) - - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Ballast Point. Dark red amber. Strong bourbon and vanilla notes over a malty base, some chocolate too. Medium strong bodied, wet mouthfeel. Flavor, as usual for Ballast Point, is too watery.