AirForceHops (5665) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle thanks to Dan P. Pours a deep brown / garnet color with no head. Some particles of yeast suspended in the liquid. Aroma is heavy on dark fruits (raisins, plums, dates) toffee, grass and a bit of sour oak.
The flavor just as heavy on the dark fruit as the aroma leads me to believe. Layers of dark fruit. The body leans on the full side. Also displays a mild sour note from oak. The bourbon does not come through at all. I’m sure the sour note is from the barrel but it totally lacks any bourbon. Ok.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5640-20130816] Bottle. Whiskey barrel grains aroma. Clear, amber copper body with a quick off-white head. Sweet watered-down whiskey barrel flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Not sure when this was bottled, but could definitely tell there was some age here. Poured cloudy near opaque, dark amber, red with a thin forming, light tan head. Aroma had some oxidation with a sweet tea tone as well. Mild oxidation, sweetened black tea notes, date and prune-like fruits with a hint of bourbon soaked wood. Caramel sweetness, quite sweet actually, along with some alcohol warmth that lingered in towards the finish.
ben4321 (5358) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Sampled at TapNY, 4/26/14
Aroma: The nose is heavy bourbon, with some toffee malts, vanilla, and caramel
Appearance: The pour is brown, with a red hue, a beige-brown head and average lace
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, heavy on the bourbon with some strong malt flavors as well
Palate: The body is medium, with a decent amount of ABV burn, but somehow remains drinkable
They called this Jack Daniel’s Aged at the festival. I actually quite enjoyed this one. There’s a ton of bourbon on the nose, taste, and feel, but it is surprisingly drinkable considering how strong the bourbon is.
merc7186 (2819) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Deep Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: English Malts, Sweet Bourbon, Mildly Boozy
T: Sweet Bread, Sweet Bourbon, Mild Raisins
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy
Overall, it was good...just not great, too sweet with the english malt flavoring and bourbon barrels together.
radagast83 (6657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark, amber color with some small wispy tan head. Aroma is sweet, vanilla, bourbon, some tart notes? Bourbon, tart soured, wood. Wish I could like this more. Some alcohol, but rounded out. Probably soured a bit.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, caramel colored pour, pretty light body. Sweet booziness, lighter Bourbony notes, malt heavy. Light mouthfeel. Ok
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-08-16. Crisp mahogany brown body with a modest tan head. 3++ Aroma is sweet with sugary malt character, notes of raisins and caramel. 7+ Flavour is sweetly malty, mild bourbon in the background. Sort of an English character to the malt. Smooth average plus bodied palate. 3+ Enjoyable but the base beer comes off as overly simple, which means that there is not a lot going on besides malt and bourbon despite a fairly restrained bourbon character.Bottle At Campground Brewdown.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Campground Throwdown 2, 22oz bottle. Clear dark amber body with minimal beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some alcohol, light peat, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, light alcohol burn, vanilla. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the February 2013 3R6P tasting. My favorite beer of the night!+++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a brown color with orange highlights and a large foamy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was woody with sweet caramel, honey, bourbon and vague fruity hops. The flavor was bourbon, wood, coconut, pineapple, berries and vanilla. Wonderfully full of flavor and complex. Long wood, vanilla and pineapple finish. Moderately full bodied. Marvelous.