slowrunner77 (9411) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not seein this one as a 95th percentile brew. The flavors and especially the nose just didn’t come together enough for that. A muddled caramel brown color. Nose is peppery, though the chocolate and bourbon eventually come in a little. Body is smooth. Flavor is light pepper, malt and caramel with more cocoa and barrel as it opens up. Good enough, but not nearly as exciting as it sounds.
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, bourbon, tart cherry, vanilla and peppers. Flavor is moderate caramel and bready malt, medium bourbon, lightly tart cherries, spicy peppers and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
marcus (8807) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours medium brown with a thick tan head and a fruity aroma. There is a strange dark malt flavor that starts fruity and sweet, then gets bitter. Peppery alcohol finish.
dfearnley (1612) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Malty bourbon with a bite.
Adjunct: Lots of plum in the aroma plus bourbon, sour grapes, and a touch of yeast; fizzy and sour mouthfeel with an aspirated cloud of alcohol; some cherry, chocolate and chili in the taste.
deyholla (9812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a near clear reddish amber with a near white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has an odd combination of spice, earthy grains, oak and chocolate. Flavor is muddled as well with chocolate, oak, pepper and some earthy grains.
Reynolds314 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at extreme beer fest 2016. Really nice rich amber color with tan head. Aroma is cocoa, booze, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is very boozy with bready sweetness prominent and cocoa at the end.
monk191 (1680) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice bourbon barreled chili ale. Pours a beautiful deep Amber with a thick white head. Smells of chilis, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Taste has a good amount of chili, but very well balanced, unlike most chili beers. Balanced by the bourbon and chocolate, with a warm finish. Had in the bottle.
cobaink2 (387) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beer junction. Notes of vanilla and burbon are pronounced. A little carbonation on the backend. Not a bad beer"
Homer321 (3959) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Nose is chocolate with a hint of veggie and heat. A pale orange color with a small white head. Taste is chocolate and vanilla with just a hint of heat.
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy orange with some thin, sudsy, fading head. Nose has booze, butterscotch, buttery oak, malt, some green vanilla, mild dried fruit. Nose isn’t great. Flavor follows along, overly sweet, lots of tannic sweet tea, the pepper comes through, heat but also odd vegetal notes, some paint thinner. Thin, oily finish. Was not digging this.