daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, puffy tan head. Sweet malts, caramel, bourbon, alcohol, spice cake.
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Muddy brown, with just an initial fizzle. The aroma is rich with caramel sugars. The beer drinks with an inescapable alcohol burn. The bourbon is buried in a syrupy sweetness that is by far the predominate character, along with some mushy raisin and dates. (#5723, 9/7/2014)
jtclockwork (8419) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at weekly share. Pours dark caramel brown off white head. Nose/taste of bourbon, banana, caramel, oak and cocoa. Medium body.
vtafro (3424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet fruit and spice aromas light barrel tones. Chocolate , fruit, spice and bourbon tones, oak and other sweet tones.
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Corti Brothers in Sacramento. The aroma smells like bourbon, with vanilla and oakiness. Really nothing else present in the aroma. Scantly transparent mahogany body with a large, creamy, tan head. Starts with a bit of a chewy, somewhat vinous flavor. I get some hints of pitted fruits, raisins, and light banana esters. This is followed by a bit of a dry, woody flavoring. Bourbon follows, which seems to bring out a nice chocolate roastiness in this beer. This is pretty nice stuff, but something about it seems a little off. The flavors seem a little scattered.
Danyel (740) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, figs, sweet. Taste is slight bourbon, chocolate, a touch thin for the style. It’s really good.
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma suggests bourbon and chocolate. Med + body. There’s a little heat. Some treacle. Some bourbon. Maybe even some oak astringency. Not too mention chocolate. Possibly some fruit ester. Maybe even a hint of banana. Pretty tasty stuff.
nealblind (757) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark red pour. Aroma of woody whiskey and cola. Tastes vanilla caramel, massive wood, leather, yeast. creamy mouthfeel.
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin wisp of tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is big on the vanilla and chocolate of the bourbon barrel, slight dark fruit. Taste follows, big on the barrel, but nice Belgian qualities lying behind and a hint of dark chocolate. Smooth and easy for the alcohol, yet thick on the tongue, very soft carbonation, amazing.
fitwitchik (310) - USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from from a bomber into a snifter dark brown with a thin head
Aroma is bourbon malted sweetness.
Flavor is flat out bourbon caramel. Malty bready quite Belgium
Balance is excellent though thinner than I like in a sipping strong ale. Bought a second bottle to lay down for future reference.