hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 10-21-2015 at 800 Degrees Three Fires-Fort Wayne, IN. This draft beer is served with a a very small beige head that is mostly lasting, transparent copper body, and no carbonation observed. The aroma is caramel malt, sweet, dark fruit and vanilla. The flavor of this beer is caramel malt, fruity, vanilla, and moderately boozy. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a sipping beer that is worth trying.
thedm (5214) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of finely sized bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent cola brown colored body and a oily lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt. The crisp mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish mild vinous hop aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of roasted malt and mild hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
BeerdedDave (1001) - - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Sir Walter’s in Beckley, WV; deep red color; nice bourbon and oak aroma; mild bourbon notes on a fairly light, bready malt base; bourbon and oak in the finish; pretty smooth and easy drinking for 9.1% abv
drsordr (1744) - 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 (1850) - 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 (2542) - 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 (17718) - 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 (7140) - 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 (6119) - 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 (6355) - 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.