mikem409 (1575) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with medium head. Barrel and hop aroma. Taste is bourbon vanilla and slight tangy barrel
b3shine (5746) - Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good;amber with off-white lacing. Smells semi-sweet, malty, and boozy. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Boozy, but decent.
alexsdad06 (5831) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle. Pours amber brown with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has caramel, spicy rye, plum, raisin, rye whiskey, earthiness, oak, and a decent amount of vanilla. The alcohol remains hidden. The flavor has caramel and spicy rye, plum, raisin, whiskey, vanilla and oak. Not much of the abv is present. Medium plus body and tasty.
MIBRomeo (2565) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky muddy cloudy brown w/ a hint of red pour and a huge frothy small bubbled thick tan head w/ thick lacing. Aroma is delicious extremely well blended mix of sweet roasted malts some other light grains a good amount of sweetness hints of tobacco toffee mixed hops light citrus (very light) touches of grass and clearly whiskey and a hint of vanilla. Big rich full well coated thick palate. Flavor is delicious. Sweet and syruppy but well balanced with a lightly dry hoppy finish more of a floral taste with vanilla, the rye whiskey comes through clean and clear as a nice subtle addition with a slightly warm alcohol note in the swallow. This stuff is just flat out DELICIOUS! One of the best things I’ve tasted in quite a while.
Ughsmash (7177) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured cola brown with a light reddish-tint.. short smoked beige head. The aroma picked up warm caramel, molasses, and raisins with accents of sweet whiskey, vanilla, and spicy black pepper.. smelled like it was going to be quite sweet, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found strong vanilla, charred oak, and whiskey throughout, with a base of aged caramel and molasses.. peppery rye and tangy whiskey really kick in on the belly-warming finish.. just a little raw right toward the end. Heavy-bodied and chewy on the palate.. lots of sugars and lots of barrel.. I thought it flowed well. Nice one.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark brown, little bit of off-white head. Whisky is the smell for sure, though there’s a lot of malt besides. Caramel, raisins, and weirdly tart plum all mix together with some bourbon to help out. Definite heat on this one. Nice.
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is malts and a little bit of booze. Flavor is a perfect blend of caramel, malts and whiskey. I really enjoyed this beer and I really like this brewery.
drfabulous (4138) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle. Malt and sweet countered by the whisky taste which gives off coconut. Really nice.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, red wax bottle. Poured a mahogany color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, whiskey, caramel, woody, and some grains. Tastes of vanilla, whiskey, caramel, toffee, some brown sugar, wood, and some dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden.
douglas88 (6251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Irishboy! Pours a deep copper color with a medium white head. A big malty nose with some grains. Earthy, with big sweet at times boozy flavors, some light metal, bitter rye, very interesting. Good.