ben4321 (5550) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: Bottle at Eleven Madison Park, 6/15/13
Aroma: It has vanilla, bourbon, and dark malts, some later nuttiness comes through as well
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a reddish hue running through it and a brown head
Flavor: The taste is like the nose, it has some sweet and dark malts and plenty of bourbon
Palate: The body is medium-full, it has a creaminess to it that somehow keep it smooth
I thought this was another exceptional beer. Sure, it isn’t quite as good as the Local 11, but that is no insult, this is still really darn good. Using these pappy barrels really paid off each time.
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Ben and Streets at EMP. Pours a dark amber brown body with thick brown lacing. Aroma is very mild, light notes of cocoa, maple, and some nut. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of cocoa and sweet malts. I don’t get any of the barrel-aging in this one.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Eleven Madison Park. Pours with a clear brown body with red highlights and a fading tan head. Good lace. Aromas are nutty, fresh feeling, yet earthy, dry, leathery, biscuity. Coconut, wood, barrel and vanillin. Restrained. Flavors are nicely malty, caramel, bready, vanillin, subtle maple, barrel, tobacco and oak. Medium body with low carbonation. Mildly warming and developed tannins. Very good stuff, but not quite Local 11.