Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured crystal-clear, fiery reddish-amber with a creamy, sticky beige head.. looked great! The aroma picked up sweet and persistent bourbon paired with vanilla, sweet caramel, and some berries.. quite a bit of barrel, but it sure smelled tasty. The flavor opened with tangy and peppery bourbon on the tip of the tongue.. warm drawn caramel, vanilla, and sweet bourbon behind.. peppery again on the spicy, warm finish.. remarkably sweet, but I very much enjoyed it. Heavier-bodied and very barrel-ly on the palate.. the bourbon (and related notes) were a little overweight, but they were complementary to the base beer. Overall very good stuff!
mjg74 (2726) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Big foam head. Medium amber in color. Strong barrel nose. Lots of bourbon. A little vinous as well. Rich and smooth. Malty with a strong bourbon presence. Some booziness. Warms going down. Good quality brew.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color. than head and clear. Nice aroma and spices. Thick malt and very spicy in the flavor. Loved the barrel flavor and aromas this gave off.
Thanimal (29) - Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown pour. I got lots of vanilla and toffee . Hints of caramel make this beer delicious.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour, small off white head. Sweet aroma, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, caramel, Christmas cookies. Nice!
doublebock (523) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light brown orange color with beige foamy head. Bready aroma with mellow notes of bourbon barrels. Wonderful smooth bourbon and cherry profile. Finish has a really nice vanilla oak flavor.
Palidor19 (3049) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Strong full flavored beer all the way. aroma is with a nutty toffee quality, very heavy on the malt and hops. with thick mouth feel and lots of bready, malt flavors. hops are exuberant. strong flavor and everything. the this a special beer for a special occasion, drink lightly.
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very rich and boozy with toffee, caramel, oak, and whisky. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a very strong and impressive beer.
Headbanger (3501) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle 8/15/11 (Binny’s St. Charles)-42° in Stem Glass-Pours a cloudy brown with a one finger off white head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, and sweet caramel. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, malt, caramel, and toffee, This full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down very smooth. Great Brew.
jtclockwork (10441) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a tan head. Nose/taste of raisin, oak, bourbon barrel, caramel and toffee. Medium body. Smooth dark raisin finish.