brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown in color with an off-white head. Not a good nose. Soapy as hell, a bit of wax, and some water. There is mild bourbon aroma and a bit of oak. Not much in the way of brown ale, though. The flavor isn’t much different. Watery and bland with a bit of soap, bread, and bourbon barrel. Not awful/offensive, but not enjoyable either.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, and brown sugar. Flavor of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours with a hazy brown body and a lasting off-white head. Aroma smells pretty nice with hints of bourbon, esters, rich malty, chocolate, brown sugar, oak and some tannin. Flavors are not as nice. Very watery for a big beer, very thin, dry and tannin laden. Some brown sugar, and oak, not much else. Medium bubbles.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Brown beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and light nutty aroma with light caramel. Bourbon and sweet malt flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Bourbon and sweet malt lingers.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint chocolate aroma mingles with bourbon notes. A cola colored pour with an off-white frothy head. Initial rye taste with bready flavors following. Little hop flavor other than the bitter finish. Alcohol warmth and slickness present. Medium body. Slightly oaky but a smooth boozy brown ale.
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bobby G’s. Pours a brownish amber with a small white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is is bourbon, vanilla, caramel, light floral hops, and light alcohol. The initial taste is sweet caramel going into some vanilla and light bourbon. The finish is warm with a bit of alcohol and a light bitterness. Medium body. Medium-light carbonation. Pretty tasty beer.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark garnet brown with almost no head. Caramel and bourbon aroma. Tastes of bourbon and mild caramel and vanilla taste with a watery palate.