Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.06.2013, tap @ Tørst:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sour-ish, dark malts, lots of oak and bourbon, cocoa, grass, unripe banana, burnt caramel, dark sugar, coffee. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, oak, bourbon, sour coffee, grass, unripe banana, cocoa, dark sugar, burnt caramel. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel, high on carbonation. Fair enough, not my kind of bourbon barrel aging.
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF. It pours dark brown with a very creamy tan head. The aroma is super sweet bourbon alcohol, caramel with some slight phenolic notes and sour cherry. The flavor is strong with sweet vanilla, caramel and alcohol. A little phenols. There’s some great flavors in here, but the alcohol phenols throw it off just a tad for me.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap. Black with a creamy off white head. Huge bourbon, chocolate, leather, and vanilla aroma. Pleasant floral bourbon, caramel, leather, chocolate, and roasted grain taste. Chewy palate.
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a bourbon and treacle aroma. There is a bourbon-laced dark molasses flavor that sticks to the palate. Maybe a bit too much bourbon, as it detracts from the dark malt.
burg326 (3544) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler opens at Berliner Bash, poured a black color with aromas of roast, light earth and bourbon. Flavors are the same but mostly bourbon, light vanilla from the wood, but mostly bourbon.
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Impossible to believe this is Jose Marti...thin body, little to no hop presence, just some bourbon and a heavy dose of carbonation. Draft at Torst.
hopscotch (8866) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Berliner Bash on the Bay 2013… Lightly-hazed, dark brown ale with mahogany highlights and a small, short-lived, creamy, khaki head. Smells like bourbon and toasted oak with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor offers a lot of bourbon - lots and lots of bourbon - and lesser notes of chocolate, carbonic black malts and hop bitterness. Burnt, bitter finish. Growler courtesy of burg326!
Maverick34 (2174) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from first. Dark pour. Mild booze and malts aroma. Pretty decent but unspectacular
jtclockwork (7988) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Torst. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate, baked bread, vanilla, light wood and touch of bourbon. Body is a bit thin.
Godofthecellar (650) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell and taste of bourbon, oak, and sweet dates. Very thin on the palate and somewhat forgettable