NeoHippie2 (641) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aromas of sweet malts and touches of bourbon and oak. Flavor is malt forward with the oak coming through in the finish. Very drinkable and the abv is well-hidden too.
b3shine (3517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a little light though. A slightly cloudy light copper with thin off-white lacing. Smells and tastes malty and nutty with notes of caramel and a bit of oak (and maybe bourbon?). Average on the palate. Good, not great.
shoulderbroken (1507) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at GBF. Dark red brown colour. Small golden head. Aroma is bourbon, sweet, fruity, booze mainly, but nice. Taste is little bit spiky but nice smooth roundness too. Bit of toffee and caramel too. Pretty interesting. Fruity. I like it.
bubblehouse (126) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bourbon flavor comes through nicely. Not my favorite beer but very drinkable.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBB. Dark cloudy brown with lace. Big bourbon nose, vanilla, butterscotch. Nice fruitiness in the flavor, good caramel, tons of bourbon. Tasty and enjoyable, but a bit too much bourbon for my tastes.
KansaiBeerLvrs (883) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
9.2% draft, 800 yen for a half pint. A mild aroma but with definite woody/barrel quality to it. The taste is smooth with lots of whiskey/bourbon flavor & a smooth chocolate malt base. Quite nice.
Chudwick (1550) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample (10.5% ABV) - pours deep amber with tan head. Nose is butter and wood. Sip adds bourbon, brown sugar, and toast. Lots of character. Burns a little. Nutty aftertaste. A little sweet. Stand out beer alongside the jalapeño smoked porter.
drfabulous (3384) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewery. Muddy brown color. Big Maker’s Mark bourbon flavor here. Combine that with some vanilla and cream. Damn good. Though it said 10.5% at brewery.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nonic pint draft at Eiderdown in Louisville, Kentucky. The pour is a hazed brown copper with a well formed small tan head that leaves behind great lacing. The aroma is initially bright red wine and oak character, nicely integration with a caramel nut maltiness. The taste continues with the nice integration of the wood oak barrel notes, which are more Bourbon than red wine in the flavor, and the malt fresh natural nut and light sweet. The palate is medium to heavier bodied, soft natural carbonation, and the alcohol is nicely balanced into the beer. Fun beer, doesn’t hit you over the head with the barrel and booze like so many of these style beers do. I had no idea this was a collaboration with Baird until I saw the RB listing.
jinroh (74) - ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap from Nakameguro Taproom. This is a bourbon bomb! I have had some beer aged in whiskey barrels before but this really beats them. There is strong, sweet and rich bourbon nose, with some mellowed hops in the background. Taste confirms the first impression as this full bodied beer has a lot of malt sweetness, flavoured by bourbon barrel and with hop bitterness in the background. This is a BIG beer, with capital letters! I spent almost two hours with 400 ml, enjoying every minute of it.