bvc (1138) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz draft at Brouwer’s. Pours a still dark brown with a few bubbles. Nose is sweet apple, date and brown sugar...but really too much apple. Thin watery body with more apple and caramel. A bit of spice and a touch of barrel, but I ended up giving the rest of this to someone else.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at brouwer’s WA fest. nice malty english notes, dark color, big on caramel.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint oaky aroma, bronze color, small white head. Bourbon gets in the way of this one a bit, but nice malty sweetness is prevalent.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ Brouwer’s Big Wood - clear, dark brown; sweet, toasty, malty aromas; a little hot and very sweet;spices are muted from the bourbon; decent overall and not barrel busted like some of the others
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany color with a tan head. Spicy brown ale and wood bourbon aromas. Medium body. Rich oaky spicy toasted caramel flavors with a taste of vanilla. Overall this ones on the sweet side, and a nice twist to the base brew.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark amber/light brown colour with a bare minimum of head. Big, oaky nose with toffeeish elements underneath, late toast and alcohol. Flavourwise, this is light, toasty, oaky with a toffeeish accent and a hint of late alcohol. The oak is an interesting accent but ultimately its neither here nor there.