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.
jbrana (534) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, medium bodied, with some nice dark fruit, cloves, vanilla, and light banana caramel flavors. Rich with bourbon and oak notes.
John25 (865) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample Hunahpu Day 2015. Toasted malts, peaty scotch flavors, some smoke, vanilla, oak. Excellent.
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chinchill (2546) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the RBWG-2015.
Cloudy brown south a limited head.
Plenty of bbl effect. Perhaps a tad too sweet.
Thick full Syrupy body with medium light carbonation.
Lots of whisky [Heaven Hill? ).
GenDV138 (2578) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Cigar City Brewing during the RBWG 2015 welcome event. Dark brownish black with light tan ehad. Aromas of dark fruit, chocolate, bourbon, booze. Tastes of bourbon, alcohol, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark fruit, caramel. Full body with a dry finish.
AndyReynolds (1009) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes from 4/26/2014. Typical bourbon barrel (brown sugar, vanilla, oak) with some smoked malts, caramel, and toast. I also got some leather (? Can’t read my writing). Anyway, I ticked it 4 stars on the day, my notes add up to 4.1. So not too far off.
Ferris (6511) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Boozy bourbon notes, not much else. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Chocolate, vanilla and light bourbon notes. Balanced roast flavors with a touch of smoke.
One2remeber (153) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: murky brown, lively, nitro looking espresso creamy head.
S: big tar, chewy baked brownie, bourbon mixed with root beer.
TM: creamy cola feel, rich bourbon is mild. A light booze/burn/warmth on lingers. A bit of sherry sweetness on the back. Sharp tannin like a black pepper burn.
O: Clean, pronounced flavors, would not expect much more from a BBA Scotch Ale.
smith4498 (3166) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #3100. Bottle shared by Tony. Pours brown color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, bourbon, and some oak. Bourbon and toasted malt flavor with caramel, oak, and some nuttiness. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
koleminer20 (840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. This was shared at a tasting put on by @mikem409 on November 7. Poured from a 750 mL bottle. The pour is a dark dark brown, with a little ruby or garnet poking through ad a nice darker head. The aroma is great. There is a lot of big caramel malts and a great vanilla and oak character from the barrel. There is a good lick of bourbon on the back end, which I wasn’t expecting entirely. The flavor is really good. There is a lot of caramel and dark fruits to go along with a solid vanilla character and an excellent woodiness. The mouth feel is decently thick and the carbonation had dissipated a bit. There is a boozy heat that really comes through on the back end. The aftertaste is solid. Caramel and dried fruit with just a touch of chocolate and the booze. Really good.
BiiruBierBeer (386) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is malt and bourbon. Taste is malt, a slight amount of booze, and a slight amount of chocolate.