Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown, medium sized beige head. Aroma is roast caramel malt and oak. Smooth rich caramel flavor with a burnt finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured dark brown/ruby with a beige head. aroma was caramel, smokey, peat, and raisin. flavor was peat, raisin, smokey, and alcohol. light-medium body with low carbonation. looks like i missed the chocolate in this one.
jcartamdg (2395) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1st batch, 2009. Pours a rich brown with a thin mocha head. Aroma of bourbon oak and vanilla. Taste follows, smooth. Aging has done this well!
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redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bourbon, vanilla, oak, with molasses and rich caramel with hints of chocolate in the aroma. Pours murky brown with an off white head. Wow this is like a dessert in a glass, so rich, intense caramel with vanilla, oak, hints of bourbon, chocolatey with hints of dark cherries. Awesome!
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2011 2009. 146/246. pours an almost prune-like color...medium beige head..aroma of huge raisin, oak, licorice and lactose. a beautiful,soft mouth feel gives rise to an elegant bourbon-laden prune. fig, molasses, and raisin make up the profile
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle #101/246 shared by Daknole at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Thanks Dak! Pours cloudy chocolate brown with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet bourbon, smoked peat and light chocolate. The taste is caramel, vanilla, wood and bourbon. Medium bodied. Very good.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy aroma of milky caramel and lavender. dark brown, small head. sweet strongly sugary and direct. toasted sugar.Sugar.
cards04 (2217) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks northopfrye! This is awesome. Pours a cola color with tan head. Aromas of vanilla, caramel. Flavors are nice sweet vanilla, butter, caramel and a boozy finish. excellent.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber/chestnut brown color with a 1.5 finger beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Streaks of spotty lacing left behind.
Nice barrel presence in the nose with dry oak, toasted coconut, vanilla and spicy bourbon. Doesn’t overpower the base beer allowing sweet and roasted malt notes to come through. Hints of caramel, toffee, hazelnut and chocolate. Slightly smokey but not acrid or burnt smelling. Smells great!
Medium bodied with a strong barrel character that adds another layer of flavor to the base beer. Some dry oak along with silky vanilla, toasted coconut and a delicious spicy bourbon character. Although the barrel flavors are strong, they are perfectly integrated into the flavor without overpowering the base beer. Lots of excellent bourbon flavor but barely any heat making it deceptively drinkable. Underneath the barrel, there is a nice combination of sweet and roasted malt notes. Slightly smokey with hints of dark chocolate, toffee, caramel and oatmeal lingering into a somewhat dry finish. Highly recommended!
Art (2210) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle thanks to fear025. Pours a deep brown with no head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, some vanilla. Taste has a slight coconut/vanilla taste in the end. Alcohol heat. Medium thick body. Light carb. Alcohol burn.