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 donít 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.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big Bourbon aroma. Lots of barrel oak that follows. This was a super tasty scotch ale with the great bourbon flavors. Loved drinking this but not too much as the flavors become overpowering.
JorisPPattyn (9472) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Medium to good yellow head over chestnut-coloured beer. Horrible chlorine-halogen nose - not from the beer but from the glass-washing - at the brewery, if you please! Whiff of Bourbon, finally. Sweet Bourbon-vanilla, wood, milk-chocolate, coloured malts and fruity, berry-like finish. Quite slick, medium to rather well-bodied, tad of alcohol. Shame about the nose ( brewery explains new washing dispenser, not fine-tuned at the moment of visiting - noted.)
robertjm (852) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Beer Revolution. Nice creamy head. Falls fairly quickly. Somewhat sour aroma. Flavor is strange. Reminds me of peanut SHELLS that you chew on by accident. No smokiness per se. Almost tastes like it has wild yeast in there. Thin body. Not digging it at all.
marcus (9138) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone Brewing. Pours brown with a modest beige head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a very dry smoked malt flavor with a note of bourbon. A nice brew.
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clearish amber pour. Aroma is oak with hints of bourbon and sugar. Taste is taste is mild bourbon and grains with brown sugar. Great stuff for such low alcohol
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Dark maple pour with thick but quickly dicipated head. Nose is malt, toffee and fairly light bourbon. Taste is fairly typical Scottish which to me is a Wee Heavy Light. Nice crisp bite with very little sweetness. Bourbon is light as well but just the right amount based on the other flavors and mouthfeel. Very drinkable but donít think of this as a "Big Beer" since it weighs in at only 5.6%.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Urge in RB/Poway on the Tap Takeover night. They had 25different brews from Ballast Point that day. Better than the non BA version, because of the added complexity and overall oomph! Better mouthfeel and movement. Flavors mix and linger.
BiddleBrau (1164) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím told this was a 2008 Scottish put on oak in 2010. On tap late February 2011. Dark Copper with no head. Aroma is sweet brandy liquor and some sourness. Sour cherry, vanilla, slightly dry, hint of cocoa some Brett snuck in. Really interesting.