radagast83 (7392) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle provided by CaptainCougar. Thanks! Poured a really nice brown color with a tiny tan head. Aroma was sour notes, a touch of vanilla. Flavor was vanilla oak, with some bourbon and a touch of sour notes to it. A nice melding between a sour and a bourbon barrel aged ale.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 750ml bottle: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a sweet toasty malty nose with some black cherries and bourbon oak. Starts with good effervescence and toasty malty sweetness with good tart balance and bourbon complexity before a drier a bittersweet finish.
Sledutah (7070) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Barrel House
Dark brown with a small beige and good lacing. Aroma is woody, chocolate and vanilla. Flavors of bourbon, woody, vanilla and chocolate
Nice and tasty
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
#2299, GABF 2010. like all their beers, this one just didnt agree with me like rest. sour & bourbon driven aroma. gathering grape juice, bourbon & tons of sour tartness. sort of a strange combo, IMO . OK but sort of jumbled flavor but it appears I may be the one off with this
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle mail ordered from the brewery. Pours a very dark blackish brown hue, near opaque overall, some brownish edges with a big tan cakey head that dies to a moderate size, laces small. Aromas area nice dose of roasted malts and coffee, followed up by lactic acid and wet oak, bigger red wine tannins and flourishes of Bourbon spirit, grapes and sour lemons and plums, cherries. Roast throws some nice notes, light vanilla spice and faint cinnamon really makes it welcoming, complex. I get more red wine and then the vanilla really starts to assert itself as it warms a bit more. Initial is doses of vanilla and red wine, sour lactic acid, sour red cherries and grapes, some lingering roast sticks through, touches of more wet oak and bourbon spirit. Touches of cinnamon, red wine tannins grow a bit more as it warms. Some more sourness, as it swoops into vanilla and a dryness in the finish. Certainly, a very interesting and complex beer. The sourness and oak, lactic acid and moderate to lighter sour is compelling, the vanilla gets a bit cloying on the backend, covers up lingering roast a bit more than I’d like. But the oak and sourness really are nice, a more feeling red wine, but Bourbon definitely creeps in. This is a complex beer, fruity and sour, good oak presence, roast and spices of vanilla and slight cinnamon play well, but in my opinion muddle the roast/sour synergy. Very nice beer
bytemesis (6977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2011 project. Pours deep reddish chestnut, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, toffee, roast, lemon, cherry. Flavor is, whoah, some sweetness, light tart, light funk, cherries, Manhattan, vanilla, toffee. Whoah. Medium body. Me likes.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:   Has this sweet chocolate cherry covered Bourbon sorta sourness going on.   Sweet and tart, with that chocolate covered cherry aspect.   Instead of Rum we get Bourbon.   Great balance, smooth, a little dry.   When I thought Sour Porter, give me a break, but it actually works.   Its more Sour than Porter, which is why it works.   Showcases the chocolate covered cherry aspects pretty well.   Smooth, tart, yet with that chocolate covered cherry and bourbon.   Doesn’t hurt that its 12.1% either.   I am rather impressed with this one, and it exceeded my expectations.   It really is like a soured dark chocolate covered cherry aged in Bourbon.   Wonderful stuff!
Strykzone (6763) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Shep. Dark brown with some red. A tan ring. Sour funk dominates the nose but bourbon is noted. Fruit, too. The flavor has all kinds of stuff going on. Bourbon. Fruit,msour funk, wood, interesting, unique, and good.
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Bottle.(these notes are not getting neater) Brown pour with tan head. Sharp tart tones, oak, bourbon, sour porter tones.
Borresteijn (6499) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at OIBF’16. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of lots of barrel, oak, vanilla, bourbon, light sourness, blackberries, roasted malts, wood. Flavour is medium sweet, roasted malts, light fruity, wood, oak, bourbon, vanilla, red wine, more bourbon, light tartness, some mocha, bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Very tasty.