drsordr (1592) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft to taster with minimal white head. Pour dark amber. Nose light Bourbon and sweet malt. Taste Bourbon, sweet stone fruit, then vanilla. Light Bourbon on the finish.
Itzjerm (1736) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flavor is of caramel, bourbon, and oak. Nice dark sugar flavor also. Tastes and smell is balanced for a strong ale. Very nice mouthfeel. Thin fading head. Good beer!
Chudwick (2478) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at brewery. Nose is dependable bourbon. Sip adds wood and earthy notes. Just a treat. I didn’t expect Pappy until I read the description. Lovely to have.
Travlr (16407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep hazy maroon brown color, tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel, vanilla, chocolate, whiskey. Taste is more bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit. Tasty.
b3shine (6753) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a translucent dark amber with off-white lacing. Smells good too; sweet and malty without being cloying. Nots of caramel, bourbon, and oak. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer!
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"2 oz" bottle pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session. Poured a clear red color with a small off-white head. Aroma was sweet malts, vanilla notes, brown sugar. Flavor was some caramel, brown sugar, almost cocoa character in this. Touch of light bourbon character - sweet enjoyable. Would drink again.
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
6oz pour at Smoke and Barrel. Pours a translucent brick red with some sticky, sudsy off white head. Nose has a bit of booze, coconut, vanilla, brown sugar, malt, cracker, a hint of herb. Flavors are really well blended, malt, cracker, some booze, vanilla, caramel, biscuit, some orange, some dried fruit, a little bit of windex. Clean finish. Great barrel treatment.
jbrana (590) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, caramely, with nice flavors of vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Slight tartness, but overall smooth.
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phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a growler shared by umr_urgefan- thanks again, Paul! Pours a clear amber color with no head. Nice bourbon barrel nose- vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, dust, and oak. The flavor is a muted version of the same. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a dry, fairly flat mouthfeel. Smells nice and falls short of expectations ultimately. The base beer doesn’t appear to have much to it.
FenrisWolf (36) - - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The barrel really shows through the palate of this brew. Pleased with the overall complexity of the beer. One of my top reds!