bluejacket74 (1133) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle, born on date of October 2, 2012 (Julian Date 12276 stamped on label). A buddy bought me some of the Project 12 beers since they were on sale (got the 12 pack for just $5.75), so why not tick a free beer? Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head that sticked around for a while. There’s a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like sweet and bready malt, along with a little bit of vanilla. I don’t pick up much if any bourbon at all. Taste is mostly like the aroma, although the vanilla flavor is a little stronger in comparison. Still don’t pick up any bourbon flavors, other than the vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a little bit coating, and has a good amount of carbonation. Overall, I’d say this is an average beer. Not great, but not bad either. I won’t have any problem finishing the rest of the bottles I have, it’s worth a try.
TomTron (327) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours clear golden with barely any head with basically no aroma. Has some notes of the vanilla and oak but nothing really standout. Tastes like another failed project. Doesn’t completely blow, but doesn’t really do anything for me.
jmagnus87 (2051) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear light amber with a half finger of white head. Aroma of light grains, some vanilla and a little boozy oak...all very weak though. Taste of light grains, light vanilla and light banana. Light bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, not bad. This probably should have won.
RSRIZZO (1845) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Lager glass at 34°. Color is a deep gold with good carbonation and a thin fizzy head. Aroma of vanilla and a bit of malt. Light body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor of corn, caramel and vanilla. After taste is a mild bitterness with the vanilla hang on for just a bit. Overall its ok, I wish the bourbon barrel flavors would have shown up.
kramer (4380) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light copper body with a small fizzy white head that vanishes pretty quickly. The nose is pretty light, just some caramel sweetness and a little toasted malt. There might be a touch of wood, but it’s a stretch. The flavor is pretty similar to the other, caramel sweetness and not a whole lot else. No wood, bourbon or vanilla to speak of. Some light vanilla did emerge as it got closer to room temp. It’s pretty clean and well lagared though, very smooth and pretty crisp on the finish. Medium bodied, fairly thick in texture for the style really. Nice soft fizzy carbonation cuts thru the heaviness well. Overall this is pretty decent on its own. Fares much worse when in context of what they say they are going to give you though. Very drinkable though.
jgb9348 (4298) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear golden coloured body with a thin, very fast-dying white head. Aroma of pale malt, some light sugars and a hint of earth - not much else noticeable. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent cardboard and malt notes with nothing else but more funkiness and cardboard. Aftertaste shows some light earthiness, a bit of alcohol and that unpleasant maltiness that is just stale and dank. Overeall, a pretty bad offering, but that’s pretty much to be expected from this brewery, isn’t it? I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 12-December-2012 for US$0.98 sampled at home in Washington on 02-February-2013.
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barely any aroma. Copper color. Taste is pretty good. Caramel, vanilla, oak...a little watered down, but pretty good. Very drinkable.
tnkw01 (862) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Of the three Project 12 beers I tried, this is the best one. Color was deep amber. Nice head. Taste was mild, slight oaky vanilla. Aroma was grains, watery, vanilla. Nice.
PhillyBeer2112 (2474) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hate to get overly simple on this one, but if they didn’t try hard, neither will I. Taste like Bud Ice aged on oak.
Oscbert (944) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In aroma getting same sour hay and green apple scent that's found in other macro brews also getting faint hint of vanilla and bread
Pours a brilliantly clear gold with quickly disappearing head
Lots of vanilla flavor up front and all the way to the end. Really mellow vanilla though. Also some bready malts and spicy hops
Medium bodied with medium co2 clean quick malty finish
Aroma not so great but beer looks appetizing and the vanilla in the flavor is really smooth and enjoyable
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