ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the Tampa Crew for sharing. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is alcoholic (whiskey) with a touch of dark fruit. Flavor is oaky, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla and tobacco.
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22/480 acquired via 3rd trade with changeup45...THANKS GARRY!!! Really enjoyed this one...complex and delicious!!! Dark mahogany pour with a thin latte head. Aroma of brown sugar, roasted malt, oak and vanilla. Bit of the barrel noticeable in the flavor accompanied by bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, and toasted nuts. Another winner!!!
PhillyCraft (2578) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with James. This one was another gusher like the De Molen. Pours a cloudy brown pour, small head and lacing of off white foam. Palate was creamy and silky smooth. Aromas of nuts, vanilla, bannana bread, bourbon, cinnamon, brown sugar. Taste resembled a sour brown ale with loads of rich bourbon, chocolate, slight pepper in the back end. Further notes of cherry and caramel. Really enjoyed this maker mark aged cigar city.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 235/480. Similar to batch 2. Cloyingly sweet with a massive oak character. Hints of vanilla but the oak produced what was to my palate cocoanut. A little bit of nutty malt in there, but not much.
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle courtesy Cheesman. Pours a reddish brown with a thick tan head. Big bourbon, vanilla, oak aroma with hints of chocolate and toffee. Medium body with chocolate, roasted grain, caramel and bourbon. Awesome stuff!
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle thanks to illidurit. Dark red with a small head and some lace. Very dusty woody aroma, some plastic, just a bit weird though not too bad. The flavor is pretty oaky and vinous with sweet caramel and chocolate, though wood is the dominating impression. Medium-light body with some woody astringency. Definitely a little weird on the woody aspects, like the barrel just killed this one.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to kiefdog. first and foremost everyone knows that i am the biggest CCB homer alive. i think my palate was off by the end of the night after all those sours and impy stouts. poured a dark amber with a nose of some sour cherry. the flavor was a sourish cherry with bourbon. i was really hoping to enjoy this one more. i am with mar on this that there was just something that wasnt sitting well.
madvike (2374) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from MrPickles, 285/480...thanks Andy! - Deep mahogany with a small khaki head. Bretty and oaky, with cherries, real light baking spice, and a touch of heat. Light spice and toasted malt with a nice touch of cherries. Finishes with some oak and a bit of sharp bitterness and heat. No trace of the bourbon. Smooth and well-carbonated. Interesting, but didn’t blow me out of the water.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 247. Pours a dark prune color with medium off white head. Aroma of sour funk, grass, lemon and wood. Slightly flemish almost. Bizarre. Flavor of heavy oak, citrus and earth hops, raisin, and soap. Perhaps a touch heavy on Bourbon, but oddly this is exclusive to the flavor profile only
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks to cheeseman for sharing this one! Smooth caramelly nuts with vanilla and oak on the nose with traces of bourbon. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. Smooth caramel flavors, nutty, with traces of smoke, vanilla oaky flavors with whiskey, molasses with a distinct wood flavor in the finish. Very smooth but a little thin. Over all enjoyable though.