Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown body with strange "chunks" floating around in the glass.Aroma is brown sugar,caramel,malt,and alcohol.Flavor is much of the same.The mouthfeel was very slimy and kinda freaked me out.
Rustyham (1717) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2009 Like a watery Belgian strong, flavor of Alcohol is strong. Thanks to either JW77, Daknole, or Ryan.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown with tan head. Nose is bourbon, wood, some smoke, alcohol, roasted grain, raisin, and sweet caramel. Flavor is dark fruits, whiskey, vanilla, wood, some charred grain, plum, raisin and caramel. The bourbon is so very smooth. Makes this beer very very enjoyable.
tastybeer (1682) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black pour, tan head, little retention/some lace. Aroma of molasses, vanilla, bourbon, prune, caramel. Taste is sweet, vanilla, wood, chocolate, big molasses. Palate is soft, creamy, sweet finish. Very good.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from JdubFL - thanks! Reddish-brown pour with an aroma of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits and brown sugar. Flavor has maple, vanilla/wood/bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits, and assorted sweet goodies. Monster mouthfeel - this is awesome and gives Alesmith’s BA Wee Heavy a run for its money.
cards04 (1639) - 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.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; thanks Scrizzzz; bottle #105 of 246; side by side with the non-BA version; pours light amber with almost clear with thin tan head to the edges; light caramel, bourbon and vanilla cookies; texture is thin with light flavor profile of caramel, some peat, sweet bourbon; prefer the non-BA version
rbrazell (1591) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wooooo #700! Draft at the brewery on Christmas day. Deep ruby pour with a white head that laces. Aroma of sweet bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, raisins, caramel and toffee malt sweetness with a touch of smoke. Warm, caramel and brown sugar maltiness with vanilla, wood, bourbon, raisins and more dark fruits with a slight touch of chocolate. Although this was pretty fresh I didn’t find it hot at all. Maybe it’s different in bottles? Anyway I liked this a lot and I usually hate Scotch Ales.
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma has bourbon, vanilla, oak and dark fruit. Flavor has oak with some bourbon notes, vanilla, caramel, and smoke. Very, very good!
artmcd8 (1546) - 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.