blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Amber, off white head. Caramel sweet, chocolate, toasted malts, light sweet whiskey. Not hot at all, very well put together. Really good.
minorthreat (21) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky rust colored pour. Nice bourbon-y notes in the nose, vanilla and oak. Taste is really nice, subdued bourbon flavors with caramel and vanilla. A bit less whiskey assertive than I tend to like my BBL brews but this was well integrated and nice. Mouth was creamy. Quality beer
DrinkEmUpJones (1055) - Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy muddy brown with thin head. Mild aroma of toffee and bourbon. Palate is full-bodied with coffe & toffee nots and a nice whiskey presence on the finish. Delicious.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Rackhouse Pub. I donít usually like whiskey or bourbon barrel beers but i figured why not get the tick? Served in a small globe glass, not quite a snifter. Dark brown color, almost no head. The tap handle was labeled as "twenty barrel aged extra special bitter". The smell is heavy whiskey and vanilla but still nice and Iím no fan of whiskey. The flavor is dominated by the whiskey barrel but in a good way, lots of vanilla, wood, fruit, cake, sugar.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-20-2011 00:11:17
madmitch76 (12182) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th December 2011
Cloudy dark red - brown beer. Tidy cream coloured head. Softish palate, semi dry. Interesting beer - tastes like there is some Sorachi Ace in here. Lemon cream wrapped on oak, vanilla and coconut. A little citrus bitterness underneath. Dark toffee at the base of everything. Bitterish dry finish. Unusual and tasty and very drinkable.
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Breckenridge BBQ poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of whiskey, oak, vanilla, toffee, carmel and light coconut. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of whiskey, oak, vanilla, toffee, carmel and light coconut with a smooth warming lingering whiskey finish.
jredmond (4597) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Pony bar HK. Pours a deep murky brown with lots of off white lacing. Aroma is sweet, tasty bourbon - reminds me of watered down angel share. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet caramel candies, toffee, light cocoa, sweet oak, bourbon and a nice light hop finish.
DesertDevil (326) - Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flannyís in Tempe. Sharp nose of sour bourbon, wet oak, some charcoal, and a hint of dark fruit. Pours dark cherry wood color with a thin, off-white head. Nice, refined taste of moderate bourbon, slight burnt tobacco, heavy oak tannins, caramel, and some dark chocolate late. Moderate body; slightly astringent mouthfeel. Barrel-aged just the right amount, though very few typical ESB aspects remain.
adnielsen (7586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Rackhouse. Very dark red appearance with a light tan head. Woody, oaky, definitley Stranahans whiskey, dark malty nose. Somewhat bitter, medium hoppiness, but mostly an oaky Stranahan whisky flavor. I love Stranahans so I enjoy this but I am not convinced the esb is a good beer on itís own.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rackhouse. Pour is crimson/amber with an off-white head and good lacing. Dark fruits, licorice, sherry, whiskey, figs, caramel, and cherries in the aroma. Really sweet aroma, nice. Taste is like a nice brandy, cherry, dark fruits, bourbon, and anise with a light bitter finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. I kind-of enjoyed this one and a nice pleasant surprise.