BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Winter Brewers Festival 2010 Ė Seattle, WA
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Lots of bourbon in the aroma and flavor. Loved the light yeast flavor also lingering. There is a warm flavor to this beer. Aged Belgian mixed with a Blonde ho this was a great mix. One of the tasty brews for the night.
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored brew with a nice sized offwhite head, good retention and lace. Nose is light chocolate and caramel notes, some light spicing and a touch toasty. Body is medium, sorta prickly carbonation with a light oilyness. Light roast flavors, bourbon flavors are well hidden :), medium sweet malts, caramel notes on top. An almost dry malty finish, lasting, caramel. Thanks to bitbucket for the well done hand bottled bomber. Much appreciated sir!
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a review for the bourbon version of the Industrial Ho-Ho. Itís been a tough week and just canít find the drive to enter it in as a new beer entirely.
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brownish-red body with a thin white head.
Smell: Dark, chocolatey maltiness with an underlying fruitiness. The bourbon characteristics are fairly restrained, yielding only slight notes of vanilla and scorched wood.
Taste: Sweet dark chocolate and some roasted grains that dries out rather quickly. Very, very light hints of vanilla, brown sugar, and wood. Mild bitterness along the way. Dark caramel picks up midway. Flash of dark fruits. Warm, chocolatey finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation. Warming alcohol presence.
Drinkability: A fine bourbony (though light) winter release.
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another bottle shared by slob. The pour featured a big head, nice retention, full copper colored off-white head. Aroma was vegetal, caramel, bitter finish, some spicing and dry cocoa. Thee flavor was much the same with some roast and astringency too. Bourbon? Really? Where? Highly carbonated mouthfeel, lively. Overall, just didnít meld together well, a bit rough. Thanks for the opportunity, another fun run, Bert!
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handbottle from bitbucket - thanks! Reddish amber with a small head. Aroma is vegetal with some woody notes. Flavor has a unique spicy-vegetal-Brit hop-barrely thing going on thats not bad, but maybe a tad off. Mouthfeel is actually pretty nice - a unique one to try but I guess I donít understand why some beers get the Bourbon Barrel treatment. Nice to try.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mode: Hand Bottled
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head,
Aroma: dark chocolate and citrus hop aroma with a nice spicyness,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dark caramel and vanilla sweetness brings out the chocolate, well balanced with a spicy character, touch of oak in with the spicyness, light bitterness tempered by the sweetness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice mahogany brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, herbs, toasted malt, and some bourbon. Flavor is malty, herbs, toasted malt, and a bitter roasty finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottle thanks to bitbucket: Pours a transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of earthy dark caramel and toasted grain with some doughiness. Body starts lightly sweet and oaky with some toasty grainy flavor and fruitcake character. I donít get much bourbon flavor but the beer finishes pretty dry and bittersweet. An interesting holiday brew.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a lightly hazy dark amber with a thin, off-white head. Sweet aroma and taste, with light vanilla hints around the nutty, bread and raisins with bourbon-tinged oak. Semi-dry oaky pine finish.