anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sweetish malty vanilla woody aroma. Sweetish malty bourbon vanilla woody flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a sweetish malty bourbon vanilla finish.
MiP (14656) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, 8.0%. Very vinous aroma, sweet fruit, hint of spicy vanilla. Cloudy dark red amber colour. The flavour is sweet and spicy, probably from the fruit, figs, that is. Sweet, but balanaced by a good citric flavour that must come from the Bourbon barrel, even though I think it tastes like red wine barrel. Good citric finish.
bhensonb (13208) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. As 9% in a Heaven Hill barrel. Pours hazy dark copper with a beige head. Somewhat musty aroma. Flavor is almost fresh darkish fruit with some mild vanilla and oak. Cola wafts in and out. Light, but dang tasty.
Tmoney99 (12731) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear dark brown color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy malty, wood, bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid brew.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Small beige head, cloudy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, vanilla, caramel, some vinous, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, vanilla, light chocolate. Smooth medium-full body, light burn in finish, low carbonation.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle, 2011 vintage) Pours an amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, vanilla, oak, and marshmallow. Flavor of bourbon, figs, raisins, vanilla, and caramel.
Ratman197 (12136) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, burnt carmel, dark fruit, vanilla, light coconut, light oak and light bourbon. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, carmel, dark fruit, light vanilla, light oak and light bourbon with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DadsThursday. Pours brown with tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, blackberry, dark fruit, oak and vanilla. Touch of bubblegum. Medium body.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is vanilla, sweet oak, dates, plums, bourbon, cookie and toast malt with light nutty tones, Belgian candi sugar, and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with candied fruits, oak, bourbon, vanilla, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
mcberko (11117) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, pours a dark amber / brown with a small beige head. Aroma of red berries, floral notes and a slight sourness. Flavour of red berries, slightly sour fruits, and overall much more muted and less complex than the brandy barrel version. Decent, though inferior to the brandy.