kramer (5105) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby body with a small fizzy beige head. The nose is big sweet maltiness with a fairly hefty but not overpowering bourbon. Some fairly prominent alcohol vapors, but it kinda works with the huge malt. The flavor is pretty well dominated by the bourbon flavor up front but then the big sweet malt coats the tongue and finally there’s a nice charred wood finish. Full and chewy body with a nice clingy stickiness. Soft light fizzy carbonation. Pretty good beer, but not as easy to drink as the regular version.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle provided by Ed Roberts, you rock my friend. The aroma on this was pretty overwhelming. A lot of bourbon and hotness going on here. It smells a lot stronger then it actually this. The flavor is a mix between bourbon, malts and vanilla. Hangs very long on the palate. Could use some aging but still very good.
ekoerper (590) - Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bourbon nose, rich malts, caramel and toffee, I’m really impressed with how clean the bourbon comes through; no hot alcohol notes. Pours darker than the standard Big Sound, almost opaque, some haze, thin head dissipates quickly. Great mix of rich malts and bourbon flavors; caramel and dark sugars, mixed with a super smooth bourbon profile that goes down without any burn. Full body, low-medium carbonation, smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Really liked this beer.
burg326 (3884) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft poured a nice dark black color with aromas of bourbon, smoke, caramel, and a touch of cherry. Flavors follow aromas, and had a nice bourbon balance with some sweetness.
biggsbowler (383) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BA Hunahpu release day!!! Just a great beer, Big Sound is one of my favorites from CCB and adding bourbon just makes it better. The nose is full of bourbon. The taste of caramel sweetness mixed with bourbon flows so beautifully in my mouth. This beer and a redheaded girl would be a great time!!!
OmegaX (1283) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2012 Re-rate. Nose is big bourbon with caramel, some vanilla, a touch of booze, and some light cherry. Very nice. Taste is similar with a smooth, velvety body. Tons of bourbon and caramel and chocolate flavors. Very good stuff.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one on tap @ Hunahpu release day. There was an obvious presence of bourbon, and filled the nose with smoky-cherry scents and a high hop zest. Tasted fantastic, lots of roasted malts, again a little smoky with some sweet cherries and a nice woody/earthy finish. Left the mouth bitter and dry, but was overall a fairly strong brew - a sipper indeed.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is black thin white head. Smell is sugary and coconuty. Taste is awesome lots of sweet flavors coconut pineapple dark molasses. Good.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by some awesome folks at the Jackie O’s bottle release on 8/27/11. Muddy brown color with no head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, caramel, chocolate and cherry. Chocolatey and toffee/caramel flavor to start with vanilla and oak before a bourbon and chocolate finish. Really good stuff.
Dogbrick (8681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale on 08/27/2011. This brew is a murky reddish-brown color with a thin tan head that was nearly gone by the time the glass got to me. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of peaty malt, bourbon and vanilla. Rich body with an oaky bourbon character and notes of dark malts, vanilla and figs. The finish is earthy malt and bourbon. Good all around.