egajdzis (5196) - 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.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Brett, oak, and bourbon. Poured amber/gold in color with a small, white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of bourbon, oak, and Brett. Medium body. Dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Bourbon, Brett, and oak finish is dry. Tons of Brett throughout. 9%ABV is noticeable from the bourbon but not hot or overwhelming.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hopcat, opened for a handful of us at the bar during RBSG. Pours a murky gold with a fizzy head. Nose is immediately vanilla bourbon, tropical Brett notes, funk. Also get some marshmallow and herbal notes. On taste, round body the has a prickly-ness coming across. A lot of Bourbon competing with the mild Brett notes. Some light candi sugar and more tropical fruit. Finishes dry. Interesting.
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle at Spuyten Brett Fest. A horrid wretch of a beer, a complete and utter butter bomb, slightly congealed and rancid. The aroma induces fear all across my body and mild convulsions in my throat — a sure fire sign that I should not drink it. But I trudge on, pouring this evil concoction down my gullet in a most inglorious fashion. This so-called "beer" would be best used as a lobster dip, or perhaps as a spread on a nice toasted bagel — I have little doubt that it would solidify at colder temperatures.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Dickinsonbeer: (Last bottle at Spuyten) Pours a hazy golden with a nice dense white head. The aroma is oaky, slightly tannic, some soft bourbon/vanilla, peppery phenolics and underlying dry bread crust notes. Fluffy fee with a sweet and spicy flavor that dries out. Starts with a vanilla note from the bourbon at the fore- this initial sweetness is rounded with a soft doughy malt note and later peppery oak and subtle alcohol. Pretty nice, though a touch solventy. I have a theory that some of these bottles were infected, or just poorly conditioned based on some of the previous ratings.
maneliquor (2785) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic. Pours a cloudy orange with a dense white head. Complex nose of bourbon, ginger, cloves and zesty citrus. Sweet vanilla and light sourness combine perfectly. Great beer
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is funk, sour, bourbon. The appearance is hazy orange gold white head. The flavor is sweet, tart cherry, funk, bourbon- nice. The finish is tart cherries, pine hops. Medium in body. Awesome.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared y Rich from Brooklyn Brewery! Thanks Rich! Bourbon and oak on the nose with tropical fruits, kiwi and mango. Pours blonde with a thick white head. Bourbon, oak, and funk, lovely! Oaky vanilla with traces of bourbon, tropical fruits, kiwi, strawberry, mango with candi sugar notes. Excellent beer!!!! A real treat to try!
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lovely sour smell. not too pungent. bright alcohol taste. spices really pack a wallop. a lot of competing flavors that still work well together.