hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Rating #8,000) Growler... This beer rocks!... Murky caramel-colored ale with a miniscule, creamy, white head. The aroma is a luxuriant swirl of caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dates and toasted oak. Medium to full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is fairly complex and gives me all I need to celebrate my birthday and 8,000th rating in style - caramel, vanilla, woody toasted oak and heavy bourbon that is somehow not overbearing, and is more a compliment than an intrusion. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Finishes hearty, nourishing and multi-layered. Good for the soul. Regardless of my ridiculously high, ancient scores - many of which were awarded back in 2002-2005 when every single craft beer I explored was a new, exciting and wonderful thing - this rivals Alesmith’s BBA Wee Heavy – the base beer being one of only three perfect 5.0s I’ve awarded. World class brew here - courtesy of GhostFace !
demmbonz (302) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter at the brewhaus. Cloudy brown. Strong oak and booze aroma. Thin. Low carbonation. Sweet. Boozey.
arkurzynski (1189) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Brewhaus. Deep red-brown pour. Aroma is super tropical fruit, fig, raisin, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted malt - all soaked in a bit-o-booze. Flavor is very well-rounded, but a tad sweet, mix of toasted malt, brown sugar, light syrup notes and finishing mildly dry and nutty and with some faint roasted malt. Light woody peat.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich malt,a little smoke, distinct whiskey and oak, tastes is all the wonders of first class bourbon barrelsplenty of vanilla, sweet maple bourbon flavor overpowers the malts, toffee like malt occasionaly comes through,the whiskey flavor stays fresh and distinct all the way to the end,unlike others that get a bitter sourness to them. Excellent
Ughsmash (6668) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Delafield Brewhaus. Poured very deep amber with a well-retained deep beige head.. looked good! The aroma picked up sweet, toasty whiskey all over, but in a good way.. caramel, vanilla, and brown sugar beneath.. a tad skewed toward the booze, but it was enjoyable. The flavor found tangy oak and whiskey on the fore with warm caramel and lesser chocolate rolling in behind.. vanilla and more caramel surrounded.. warmth emanated outward until long after the drink.. well-balanced. Medium-plus bodied and warm on the palate.. sweet with a lot of barrel influence.. tasty stuff!
Earlier Rating: 12/2/2005 Total Score: 3.9
On tap at the Delafield Brewhaus. Deep mahogany pour faded to a deep caramel as it went down... capped by a short beige head. Aroma was rather heavy on the whiskey, with toasty milk chocolate, a little smoked peat, and some cherries. Flavors of rich dark chocolate, toasted coconuts, Scotch whiskey, and some earth... very well-balanced, with the whiskey playing a complementary role. Smooth on the palate, with whiskey highlights around the edges... mild herbal hop bitterness. Great, long finish of slightly bitter chocolate whiskey.
1FastSTi (3150) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a dark brown/black body with little to no head. The aroma is super caramelized with some light vanilla and milk chocolate. The flavor is sweet caramelized grain, vanilla, subtle oak, and chocolate. Sweet but not sticky body that was medium bodied. I thought it was listed at 10.5%.
MIBRomeo (2346) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overly sweet & syruppy lots & lots of malts & syrups that dominate the flavor. Palate is too thin for the size of the beer
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/27/09 On draught at the Delafield Brewhaus. On trips to Wis with wife we would stop here for a bite to eat. Well this time she was with me in spirit after my brother picked me up from airport. Good vanilla oak wood barrel aroma with some sweet notes.Dark body with tan head. The sweetness was mellow and a good dose of vanilla with med-thick body texture. Sweet shot of vanilla flavored whiskey on the finish.Good sipping brew as I pointed my glass to the heavens for Wendy.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the Delafield Brewhaus in a brandy snifter. Pours a semi-clear dark copper colored brew with an average sized beige head that has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of a light tawny port, hint of caramel, bourbon and some peat. Taste is medium to full bodied, some alcohol presence with flavors of sweet caramel malt, floral hops, bourbon and a wee bit of peat. Finish is semi-sweet, a touch of metallic from the high alcohol presence with a short lived caramel and bourbon aftertaste. Nice sipp’n scotch ale without the scotch.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with no head. Solid aroma of bourbon. The bourbon taste really burries the beer. A little malt and chocoalte manage to sneak through, otherwise, it’s just dark bourbon. Tasty, sure... but pretty much not beer any more.