chinchill (659) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The rather faint aroma of vanilla is even more subtle in tasting. The bourbon stakes have too little influence for me to notice. This tastes too much like a regular, but notably more malty, Budweiser and not enough like a special small batch craft brew. Still, flawless execution of rather lame recipe.
ellolovey (288) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a light translucent amber with a small white ring. Aroma of sweet malts and hints of vanilla. Taste like bud. A little banana and some vanilla added. Pretty much what I expected. A little bit of nothing.
bhensonb (9092) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours clear amber with a transient off-white head. Aroma is hints of bourbon with some vanilla. Near med body. Flavor is light caramel with some vanilla. With time there’s hints of bourbon and some oaky astringency. Makes me think of Innis & Gunn. This is a pretty nice little beer.
robloc303 (175) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a deep yellow, good head. The nose smells pretty similar to Budweiser, with a hint of the vanilla. It is a real disappointment not to get any of the bourbon flavors. It really tastes like a Bud with a tad touch of vanilla flavoring...
Finhead (921) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light amber with a white head. The aroma has some mild woodiness and herbs. It has a light, crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a semi-dry finish.
PorterPounder (4631) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Panama City Beach, FL - Carousel Market - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium copper pour, light off-white head. Aroma is pretty much neutral, hints of fresh lake water. Flavor has just a touch of the advertised vanilla. a brief hint of bourbon, a touch of caramel sweetness and some nuttiness permeating in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Decent.
shrubber85 (6046) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Sweet artificial cherry and vanilla malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Very light sweet barley malt and vanilla flavor. Medium body. Not a fan of the aroma and not much in the flavor department - I’m shocked.
unclemattie (3735) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz twist-off bottle, mixed 12pk. Dark Blue Label. Pours clear, amber color, white foam. Sweet fruity aroma, pale malts, some florals, mostly malt. Wooded character. Sweet malt taste, some vanilla wood. Earthy honey malt, with corn cob bitterness. Finishes acidic and sweet. Overall, it tastes like a Budweiser that was run through oak staves instead of their more common beechwood. Its a bourbon filter job. Boo, thumbs down.
wxman (1178) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark clear golden color with an OK white head. Has a wet wood aroma. Taste is kind of a smoky caramel malt along with a little funky vanilla. Tongue-coating character. Not bad, but wouldn’t buy again.
madvike (2128) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle tasted semi-blind - Pours light clear amber with a thin white head. Lots of cooked vegetables on the nose, sour grain, and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, but it has some sharpness to it. More cooked vegetables and lots of grain. Limp and lightly carbonated with a medium body. Terrible.