bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whatever problems may have occurred with the initial batch seems to have been solved in the latest incarnation. Full body, light carbonation. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, figs, brown sugar. Tons of flavor, much like the aroma. This is a pretty great little sipper.
after4ever (5934) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brbc. Pours a clear dark amber with no head or lace after a minute. Huge bourbon nose, heavy with apricots. Sticky thick body. Apricots and peat on the mid palate...sweet and sticky, but in balance and delicious.
ACHops (596) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewery. 2013 version, listed at 10.9% abv. Pours translucent brown with a ruby tint. Minimal head. Aroma is heavy bourbon notes, nothing else comes through. Taste is smoky sweet vanilla malt, heavy bourbon on the finish. The bourbon dominates to a degree that the scotch character is barely recognizable. Not a bad thing, really, although I do like their regular scotch ale that Iím guessing this is made with.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, brown sugar, toffee, caramel on the nose. Brownish pour, thin off white head. Flavors of bourbon, wood, caramel, toffee, subtle dark fruit and brown sugar. Well balanced good use of the barrel in this one. Smooth with just a light hint of alcohol. Perhaps only complaint is that it is a tad thin.
Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a light reddish brown. Tastes of nothing but bourbon, which completely overwhelms the beer.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery. The bourbon was nice both in aroma and taste. No peated malt in this scotch. Body could have been a little bit heavier.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at WA Brewerís fest. Pours a dark brown with a small beige head. Lots of bourbon on the nose and caramelly breadiness. The bready, caramel, fig, and raisin flavors of the base beer are loaded with a lot of vanilla and bourbon. I found this pretty enjoyable despite being rather over the top with the bourbon.
OldMrCrow (1717) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery.
One of two bourbon-aged Second Sights I tried that night, this was by far the lesser, basically because it was way over the top on the bourbon. Sweet vanilla syrup nose. Too sweet, too bourbony. This is bourbon gimmick beer at its worse, though that said I confess that I do love bourbon and so this isnít all bad. Itís actually kind of yummy. The only complaint is that isnít really beer any more than wine cooler is wine.
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brew pub. Pours a clear mahogany amber with a uniform small khaki head that is very tightly carbonated. Prune, figgy-apple, brown sugar, toffee, light vanilla, juicy raisin. Smooth even yet subtle carbonation but the mouth feel is a bit thin. Fig infused brown sugar cola, light vanilla, apple and caramel notes. Barrel is very subtle and in my opinion has aided the base beer. However, I would prefer more malt body.