Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 Draft @ taproom on Hunahpuh day. Black. Loose head. Nosing tobacco. Bourbon soaked tobacco and sweet malt candy. Caramel apple. A bit of bing cherry. Big and full, hot with late vanilla....Re-rate from bottle...the aroma is too boozy for me! But it tastes nice and feels much smoother than it smells.
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black brown in color with a dark tan head. The aroma brings sweet vanilla notes from the bourbon, a bit of the bourbon fumes for sure. The flavor is similar, but at the peat under the delicious vanilla bourbon flavors on a creamy smooth big body.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ CCB for Hunahpu’s release. Pours jet black with little head. Sweet malty aroma with a bit of vanilla and oak. Very smooth drinking. Starts malty and caramel and turns to vanilla and smoothness of the Bourbon. This is very very good and dangerously drinkable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6537) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 3/2012 3R6P tasting. Simply amzaing.+++Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was vanilla, cocoa, coconut, sweet malts and chocolate syrup. The flavor was vanilla, chocolate syrup, coconut, toasty malts, light fruity hops and a hint of cream. The finish was long cream, vanilla, coconut and chocolate syrup. Thick and full body. Wonderful
Reynolds314 (3269) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
YUM. I want this barrel treatment to a Hunahpu!! The taste and aroma is very bourbony with great vanilla notes and the base beer is a bit hidden but still tasty with hearty malts and a nice bite.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Special thanks to mah boi c-tip. Huge bourbon aroma, the good aroma. Malty and rich, vanilla and oak finish. And there’s "yes it’s not infected!!!!"
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, green waxed bottle, 2011 release. poured into a CCB snifter, this lovely beer rests with a deep hazelnut color with hints of rust around the edges topped by a thin khaki head that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is fantastic with rich notes of vanilla, toasted oak, coconut cream pie, and warming bourbon backed by candied raisins, dried figs, black cherries, and raw brown sugar with hints of maple and herbal hops as it warms. flavor is absolutely wonderful as well with rich dark fruit notes of black cherry, fig, raisins, and tart plum skins all glazed with sweet toffee and backed by mild vanilla, bourbon drenched oak, and toasted brown sugar with hints of tobacco and earthy hops on the back end. palate is rich and full bodied with smooth carbonation and a lingering, toasty bourbon finish. overall, another great barrel aged beer from CCB.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Big Sound, BA
Date: May 29, 2010
Source: Tasting, Bhalter Summersalter
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and bourbon aroma, bourbon candy
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, bourbon and vanilla sweetness, just a touch of earthy smokeyness
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle... dark brown with a bit of caramel, light watery tan head... the aroma is coconut, vanilla and bourbon a bit hot and sweet, no big sound but good... tastes sweet, really thin and hot for 8.5%, but some nice coconut and bourbon, hint of peat on the finish... recommend
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear winner of our horizontal tasting, thanks Tom. Big brown coloured beer. The bourbon is there and dominant, but it was well done.