Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours dark brown win a somewhat thin tan head. Nose brings a good amount of depth with bourbon, roast, vanilla, and chocolate. He taste features bourbon and some oak along with roasted mmalt and chocolate. Hints of vanilla and booze. Good body with a nice boozy touch. Drinks quite well; really executed this concept quite nicely.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 10-19-2010
MaltDawg (1345) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Sample Date: 5/4/2010 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Chocolate and coffee with vanilla and wood in aroma. Black with a tan head. Flavor follows aroma with a nice play between bourbon vanilla and maybe some resiny hops. Finish is medium sweet with whiskey and vanilla residual.
Beer3000 (3724) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Nice reddish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet and light roasted malt, caramel and dry fruit. Flavor is really smooth caramel, mild malt, dry fruit and a hint of wood. Very smooth and balanced, long and pleasant finish – wow!
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Might have to rerate this later since I just had a taste but this was quite the beer. I personally didn’t care for it however it was quite complex. Very strong wheat flavor. Definitely had that aged bourbon barrel taste, very smoky. Black pour with a tan head.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours murky deep brown, topped with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla and cocoa, with bourbon taking the back seat. Flavor begins with chocolate and oak, with vanilla in the background. The bourbon comes through towards the finish, and clings to the palate, along with cocoa. Exceptionally smooth.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel and dark fruit aroma with some hints of vanilla and oak. Sweetish malty caramel and chocolate flavor with vanilla hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with some woody hints in the aftertaste.
watson1977 (2291) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours deep brown...not quite black...with a medium tan head. retention and lacing arent impressive. aroma has notable vanilla and bourbon with hints of caramel and roastiness. flavor has sweet vanilla, some woodiness, caramel, and spicy hops...bourbon is an afterthought. mouthfeel is slightly lively with a light yet creamy mouthfeel. finish is mildly warming and has a hint of bourbon and spicy hops that balance the roasty malts nicely.
jeff789 (1398) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head,clear dark brown, looks very flat... huge vanilla bourbon nose, but a definite bland aroma underneath... a little lively on the tongue on the back end, flat up front... lots of lingering vanilla, not as bourbony as vanillay... dark fruits, not hoppy... very very good... medium full body, a little sticky as it goes...
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle @Jimmack Invitational thanks Pat–pours a light tan ring for a head and brown color. Aroma is bourbon/wood, sweet medium/dark malt. Taste is bourbon/wood, sweet medium/dark malt, dark fruit.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown and well carbonated. Moderate hops. The bourbon is there, but it complements the sweet malt, which is the primary character of this beer.