riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Double Mountain terrible two bourbon brown - roasted darker malts lots of wood and bourbon - lots. A little barrely tart - light. Dark brown almost black beige head. Tons of bourbon sweetness, carmelized sugars, light roast. Lots of bourbon. Some charred notes and barrelly tart. Lingering barrel notes. Thinned out by barrel. 8 4 7 4 15
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Big Wood ’09; dense brown with light tan head and sticky lacing; sweet roast with bourbon and chocolate; soft caramel with oats, chocolate and stale hops; quite malty with plenty of sweetness from the barrel; not quite what I expected, but pretty decent overall
BrewDad (5123) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 - Brouwer’s Café Big Wood – Seattle, WA
Deep bourbon malty aroma this was big. Loved the flavor of this brew had some big bourbon and you can taste it. Dry and fruity and long lasting after flavor this was a big good beer.
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2009. Crisp, powerful nose. Burnt head, great lacing. Impressive smoothness with rush of bourbon. Absolutely comparable to Full Sail Black Gold, but even more balanced. Tasty, sharp flavors, smooth body and perfectly big. So tasty, I want more.
trevor211 (1479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 09. Can’t believe the disparity in the ratings for this one so far. Black pour, with a dense, tan head - really, really pretty pour. Bourbon and chocolate on the nose. Thick, but with a fresh mouthfeel. Slightly roasty, with some nuttiness - this is delicious! Really clean, really nice. Fantastic from a brewery I’d never heard of (but will be seeking out from now on).
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at bigwood. pours nearly opaque mahogany with a dense, creamy dark tan head. enormous raw boozy bourbon nose. medium body that goes a bit watery in spots. lots of bourbon on the mid palate, and a little brown caramel and biscuit. bourbony and boozy.
bvc (1195) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Bigwood 09. Deep dark cola brown, basically black with nice tan head that never goes away. Big sweet candied fruit with a big blast bourbon, maybe a bit much. Malty roasted nuts hiding deep down low...burried really; toasted and candied pecans. Slightly thin. Little tart ip front with malty, sweet nut, cola, but really just super boozy. They must have used some super wet barrels.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010
Name: Terrible Two
Date: September 24, 2009
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and bourbon aroma, caramel and vanilla sweetness, pure candy
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, lots of bourbon, oak adds a pretty good balance, light bitterness follows the oak, light oaky tartness adds more depth, a bit boozy as it warms
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Dbl Mtn - Aroma is loaded with vanilla, chocolate, soy and bourbon. Flavor matches with some molasses and alcohol mixed in. My notes say "overpowering but tasty" which means I’ve probably had too much to drink. I don’t normally rate bourbon bombs high. Drinking outside in that fresh Hood River air...what can I say.
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Double Mountain Hood River. Pours out a black with some red highs topped with a tan head. Aroma was of whiskey, bourbon bomb, and booze. Taste was much of the same. I fought long and hard to pick up some roast malts and sweet brown sugar in this Barrel aged Bourbon with a pint of Porter. Maybe this would be better in a few years. To Hot for me sorry.