evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque brown/black with a tan head. Smells definitively of bourbon, with some underlying chocolate and a very light touch of smoke. Flavor is more clearly a scotch ale. Dark malt, both smoky and caramelicious, with a bit of vanilla. Woody, oaky smoke comes back in the finish, which is long and satisfying. Thick body.
Theis (12528) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - Thanks to Sune & Kimber @ T&M’s Beer & Sake Bukkake Fest. Bourbon, sweetness, caramel, toasted, coconut, light oh not high coconut, light bitterness,
sunevdj (3019) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Number at T&M’s sake-bukakke fest. Pours brown with an off-white head. Light smells of coco-nut. Sweet with lots of bourbon and vanilla. Also aromas of dried fruits and dark sugars. Medium to soft carbonation. Full body. Sweet finish.
AdamJackson (1995) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extra in a trade. Light caramel color, creamy almost whip cream like head. Nose has a lot of depth, peat, oak, cedar, caramel and cotton candy. Lots of bourbon notes with vanilla and oak. the beer itself is really nice. great backbone of malt, sugars, minor tobacco taste. Pretty boozy as well.
Homer321 (890) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle via FedEx. minimal to no head, deep, clear brown with reddish highlights. aroma of bourbon and toffee. Taste is similar with just a touch of smokiness, although very low. some dried sugar type of flavor going on there.
jbeatty (908) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 01/01/2014. Pours deep reddish brown, medium light tan head, decent lacing built up around the glass. Aroma is sweet buttery raisin, red fruit, earthy toffee and hint of fudge, vanilla and bourbon finish. Taste is bourbon, toasted oak, brown sugar and cola, mild caramel sweetness, boozy bitter finish. Medium body, could use a bit more filling out. Pretty decent.
Lukaduke (1673) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jstax ! Pours a deep umber color with a three finger thick khaki foam that laces nicely. The nose is maple, vanilla, smoke kissed malt, wet wood and caramel. The palate follows with a nice balance between sweet bourbon caramel and earthy leather, raisin, peat and a touch of dark fruit and nutty bitterness on the finish. Smooth silky mouthfeel.
sjohnny (332) - - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruit, a little smoke, booze, malt. Pours a very dark red almost black with a quickly fading off white head. Very nice. Smooth. Lighter bodied than I would have expected but full flavored. Toffee sweet, maybe some vanilla. There’s a lot going on with the fruits and malts and layers. Very little bitterness but a slight earthiness right before the boozy warm finish. Very nice.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown body. Short tan head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of bourbon, molasses, toasted grain, caramel, vanilla. the flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter and lightly tart. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Rich and sweet, too sweet. Bourbon and alcohol tastes in the finish. Good in small doses.
Narnad (1408) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown color with almost no head. Some carbonation creates a very small, thin film on the top as the beer warms up. Aroma has a sweet, subtle nose of bourbon but a good dose of sweet malt aromas with a mile peat kick at the end. Flavor has a good dose of bourbon right off the start with a solid note of brown sugar, fig and oak woodiness. Body has very hefty feeling with a light oily feeling to it and very low carbonation. OVerall a very good brew. The bourbon is fairly well balanced int that you can taste the beers character flavor. Definitely would have this beer again.
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle shared. Pours an oily black with a thin beige head of foam. Big bourbon and nutty malt comes through in the aroma. Taste has big bourbon throughout. Some malty sweetness and a touch of smoke. Big body and mouthfeel. Softer carbonation.