mcberko (11936) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours a deep dark ruby red with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon barrels, dark dried fruits, especially dates and prunes, brown sugar, and some slight nail polish scents. Flavour is dominated by prunes, plums and dates / figs; the bourbon barrels are not overly prominent, but there is some noticeable heat from the booze. Quite fruity from the prunes ,with a relatively low complexity considering the style. Still, a nice warming sipper
tgncc (3073) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Dadtoberfest. The aroma is nice: candi sugar, fruit, bread, bourbon. The appearance is red/brown, off-white head. The flavor is like the aroma, really nice. The bourbon is restrained, and adds just the right amount of flavor to the beer. The finish is sweet, pine needles. Medium/thick in body. Nicely done.
Rando7 (777) - Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma malts and bourbon with typical "old ale" notes. Taste slightly sweet with bourbon, oak, caramel, dark fruits. Oaky finish with a little oxidation and rusty/metallic taste at times. Palate full with slight carbonation. Decent but wouldn’t seek out.
blipp (7777) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dadtoberfest. Pours amber with a beige head. Sweet malts, bourbon, dark fruits, caramel, and light chocolate. Good stuff.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at dadtoberfest - very oaky with brown sugar, molasses, caramel and prunes. Some oxidation on the body. Drinks pretty heavy.
jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Dadpad Dadtoberfest 2012. Pours a deep brownish amber with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, nuts, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet caramelized nuts, vanilla, bourbon, oak, roast, light smoke and wood.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A rich malty burgundy beer with moderate bourbon presence. Pretty good
How: Tap at Tap-NY 2012
The look: Mostly clear light ruby-brown body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is pecan pie, caramel, vanilla, bourbon. Taste is a bit on the sweet side, caramel pie sensation, medium bourbon presence, nutty notes of almonds, wood, some alcohol heat. More drinkable than expected which I find is often the case with a woody beer because it dries out the finish a bit. Nothing is overdone here, nothing exceptional but overall well balanced, I liked this one more than I thought I would. The last beer I rated at Tap-NY 2012 festival, I was getting pretty drunk, and after the last-call I tried explaining to the security person that I was on ratebeer and I just needed a few more minutes to rate this last beer but he didn’t leave me alone and kept asking me why I wasn’t wearing any pants.
GRM (3581) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, draught, at TAP NY, savoured on April 28 2012; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: woody, bourbon, malt, light hops, light alcohol, light spices; mouth: woody, bourbon, malt, light hops, light alcohol, light spices, woody finale with presence of hops, medium body, not much carbonation, mildly sweet, syrup texture
Échantillon, en fût, bue au TAP NY, savourée le 28 avril 2012; œil : cuivre, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : boisé, bourbon, malt, léger houblon, léger alcool, léger épices; bouche : boisé, bourbon, malt, léger houblon, léger alcool, léger épices, finale boisée avec présence de houblon, corps moyen, peu carbonatée, moyennement sucrée, texture sirupeuse
Jow (3191) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Westmere bev. Pours ruby brown with thin head and fruity nose. Tastes of dark fruits, vanilla, toffee, butter, light bourbon. Not too sweet or sticky. Hides alcohol well for %.
jcwattsrugger (11855) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle-pours copper with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon/vanilla, sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit. Taste is bourbon/vanilla, sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit.