slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"hand dipped and numbered bottles. much lighter on the bourbon than expected, especially after 9 months in barrels. some light vanilla, spice and oak. light to medium bodied and pretty tasty...a little peat and smoke and malt. "
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crazy good Scotch ale tastes sour but looks like a stout crazy I canít even categorize this
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a dark brown-ruby with a finger of frothy tan-khaki colored head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet dark roasted malts, smoked malts, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramelized sugars, a hint of sourness, and some booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of dark roasted malts with some caramel malts, vanilla, and some lightly sour dark fruit. Through the middle, the oak and Bourbon come through with some smoke, and a bit of caramelized sugars. The finish is a mix of oak, vanilla, Bourbon, smoked malts, some sour dark fruits, and some booze.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, smokey, lightly sour, and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Might be infected, but the beer still really works. Nice overall balance.
marcus (7454) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a sour chocolate aroma. There is a slightly sour treacle flavor with some plum and cherry and a dry finish. Itís not supposed to be sour, but it tastes great if you like sours.
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a sour infected bottle. An let me tell you it went to the good sour. Still has some slight scotch ale characters but is nice an sour. Good mix of the too
doublebock (525) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with thin white head. Mocha and cola aroma. Hereís the bad news: Unfortunately this beer seems to have gone sour. Hereís the good news. I love sour beers. Iíve had this beer on draft and it had a wonderful barrel aged malty taste. Such is not the case here. You canít really taste the bourbon infusion. Instead Iím tasting a tart lambic flavor...which I happen to like but its not whatís on the label so buyer beware.
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
22 ounce bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Waxed top. 9.4% ABV. The aroma on this had a good deal of fruity esters, with mild roasty and peaty character. Scant woodiness and scant bourbon nose. Not much in the way of that. Seems pretty straight-forward. Modestly hazy dark amber/cola colored body with a small to medium mocha-colored head, that is decently fortuitous. This is tart, sour, and infected. It has some lacto and some very acetic vinegary hints. The barrel just infected this beer, and it did not do what the brewer intended. Unfortunately, he ripped his customers off by selling a shitty product. Fuck these guys.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste better than it smells! reminds me of puppy poo on the aroma. you guys know what im talking about. Flavor is toffe and malty and a touch sour.
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber #310/2500 from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown with a slight creamy beige head. Aroma of heavily roasted malt and vanilla. Full bodied. Flavor is bourbon/vanilla/oak/roast malt. Maybe a touch of smoke. Itís sort of crazy to put Scotch in bourbon, but.... Finishes pretty tasty.
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Bourbon and light vanilla aroma with caramel. Caramel and bourbon flavor with vanilla. Medium bodied. Caramel and vanilla lingers with bourbon, light toastiness, and light spice.