rejtable (1140) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one’s not really doing it for me. Up front aromas of malty stuff like caramel, burnt toast. Middle is smooth, but bourbon is kind of overwhelming in the end. Leaves an aroma behind that, for me, isn’t entirely pleasant. Taste is very sweet, heavy. Very light bitterness from the burnt aromas maybe. Very full body with oily/creamy texture. Very little carbonation. Finish is astringent to bitter. Would maybe like to try the non-Bourbon version of the Bog Water to see if it’s just the bourbon that turned me off.
d07c0m (89) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bombastic bourbon flavor in every sip and smell. Just so saturated with typical vanilla and caramel flavors found in bourbon but at the same time smooth and flavorful with a silky texture.
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the brewery, sold as part of the green future program. Dark brown with minimal tan head. Huge bourbon aroma - vanilla, booze, burnt caramel/toffee - overwhelms anything else but still quite great if you like bourbon. Nice carbonation, medium bodied, still mostly bourbon - sweet, bit of booze, toffee, bit of fruit. Finish is mostly bourbon, bit of wood and smoke. Quite good but needs a better balance between the base beer and the bourbon aging.