aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Kickbacks for the RBWG. Great aroma, strong oak with raisins; stong alcohol in the body. Become better and stronger in the warming.
Clarkdvm (101) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Overly sweet aroma. Standard brown color. Not bitter at all, in fact, too sweet.
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed several pints at the brewery during the Third Anniversary Celebration. It was the regular Dukes Brown Ale aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels. The regular beer is a decent drink and the bourbon barrel aging adds a nice flavor. It was a great party, an all-day affair with $2 pints, and plenty of food catered by Jolly Mon Catering. Hundreds of people filled the parking lot and had a great time. I’m already looking forward to next year’s celebration.
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2012 Aroma is sweet and nutty. Appearance is a deep brown. Taste is sweet but roasty. You can taste smoke and caramel hints. Complex taste and full on the palate.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Kickbacks for the RBWG. Great aroma, oak, raisins, boozy. Great as it warms. Quite nice
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Kickbacks, RBWG - thanks Matt! Pours clear, dark brown with a light, beige cream head. Nose holds dark fruits, butterscotch, toffee. Medium sweet flavor with mild dryness, lightly tangy dark malts, bits of alcohol, some rich bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, some sticky sugars, dark berries, apple, pineapple. Novel.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-lt tan-brown. A-very soft toffee as it warms. T-bourbon, dk fruit, roasty/toffee-med malt, some earthy hops. Med body.
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with thin white head. Nose is heavy on the bourbon. Taste is smooth bourbon up front, with a little brown sugar and an interesting zing that follows. Palate is thin, but clean. Very good stuff on their anniversary.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Kickbacks. This one pours a dark mahogany brown color and topped by a thin head of tan colored foam that recedes quickly leaving scant lines of lace on the glass. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, smooth bourbon, and vanilla laden oak to go with a toasted caramel malt backbone. The bourbon comes through nicely without showing overly boozy. The flavor follows suit with the dark chocolate and some roast followed by the smooth bourbon soaked oak and vanilla. The toasted caramel malt ties everything together nicely. Medium bodied, but a touch thinned out from the barrel with subtle carbonation that leads to a smooth bourbon finish. This one is all about the bourbon, but it is smoothly integrated and really enhances the base beer quite well. This is definitely one of Bold City’s better efforts.
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/23/12. On tap at Bold City’s 4th Anniversary Party. Brown pour with a small khaki head. Straight bourbon aroma, woody and sweet, but not all that complex and lacking depth from the base beer. Bourbon flavor as well with coconut candy and wood. The BA is actually fine, but I just don’t think the base beer can take it.