Pinball (10137) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 bottle shared by Garett Oliver at charlies, thanks a lot for the sample.
cloudy yell,w/small white head.
aroma is dry, dusty, brett, wood slightly spritty.
flavor is sweet, yellow fruits, dry.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Second Annual Treasure Coast Beer Fest... Pours hazy and golden with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is of vanilla, butter and pear. Full-bodied and silky with moderate carbonation. The flavor leans on the sweet side of balance with big notations of toffee and butterscotch; lesser notations of vanilla, oak and whiskey. The finish is sweet, and then tangy, and then dry.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little pre-lunch taste at HopCat before going on a cellar tour. Hazy golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is softly spicy with a kiss of light bretty minerality. A touch of honey and light lemon peel as well. Soft hoppiness with a little bit of brett character. It still has the honeyish palate of the regular local 1 coming through. Soft and chewy with a lightly lingering herbal character. A bit of soft yeasty spice on the finish. It’s pretty tasty, but the "wildness" is pretty subdued. A little bit of light tartness on the finish.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a big bottle at the meeting with Garrett Oliver at Slotskroen in Hillerød. Filmy, white head on top of a hazy, golden body. Dry fruity aroma with pears and a solid touch of bourbon. Very bourbon in the flavour developing into notes of late acid fruits and some hints of cheese. Unusual and interesting, but a bit too sweet (14.05.2009).
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring at the Night of the Funk event in Boston. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Caramel, smoke and cotton candy. Light bodied. Nothing overly remarkable or memorable, but no glaring flaws either.
jtclockwork (6235) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog from Jimmack’s. Pours yellow. Nose/taste of bourbon, brett, yeast, lemon peel and sweet caramel. Medium body.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with a white head and light retention. Light honey and vanilla tones. Oak and leather white hints of etoh warming. Light bourbon apricots, and a wood y and vanilla finish. Nice offering.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Bourbon aroma up front, with light fruity notes, spices, and a hint of tart fruit. the flavor has bourbon sweetness, sweet caramel malt, fruity and spicy yeast, just a touch of bretty funk, light tartness, and lightly toasted malts. Good shit.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, brett, pineapple, citrus, and alcohol. Taste of toffee, light spices, vanilla, light bourbon, with some tartness, and a bit of alcohol in the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split the last bottle over at Spuyten last night with PilsnerPeter. Thanks Peter for arranging this. I actually liked this beer quite a bit. Pours a nice slightly hazed golden with a nice fluffy white head and good lace. Aroma is vanilla, oaky woodiness, toasted malts, bready dough, light to moderate bourbon- more straight oak mixed with Belgian yeasty phenols- definitely no diacetyl in our bottle. Flavor is doughy phenolic, light fruity esters, toasted malts, fresh, woody bourbon, vanilla, and light char- smooth and full mouth feel that dries out a bit in the end. I love Local 1 and the bourbon barrel was very subtle so I really dug this beer.