decaturstevo (4085) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Springslicker for the chance to sample this little nugget. A dark copper almost broun pour with no head. An aroma of bourbon and very sweet malt. A beer very much unlike a lager. A flavor of BAboubon and a hint of coffee? Plenty of alcohol comes through but this beer carries it off pretty well. Very little carbonation whis is a plus for me
Suttree (4453) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Certainly an odd one here. Deep copper amber, no head. Bourbon, vanilla aroma, and similar flavors. Virtually no lager character. Smooth palate. In addition to the bourbon and vanilla flavors, there is a hint of graham cracker and caramel, perhaps even a woodsy note, as well.
cbkschubert (2871) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 oz. bottle via trade with IrishBoy - Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a faint small bubbles head. Has a sweet, estery, oak aroma. Very nice. Has a sweet, fruity flavor. Alcohol is quite noticable. Medium body. Oak (bourbon) flavor lingers on the tongue. This beer tastes a lot like Fred from the Wood. I donít know where the Lager comes in to play. I like it anyways. Thanks Richard.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of DYCSoccer17. Hazy brown with chunkage. I understand why but that still canít make it pretty. Strong woody and corky aroma, huge brown sugar, toffee, strong chewy and savory malt notes, honey and little hop presence. Obviously very aromatic. Thick, velvety, tongue-coating initial mouthfeel. Pipe tobacco, strong cooling EtOH presence and a light hint of rum in the flavor. Fatty, tongue-coating finish that I found quite strange and somewhat unappealing.
DYCSoccer17 (3014) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6 ounce bottle shared with Grant. Purchased at BevMo in Vacaville, CA. Aroma has some definite bourbon and booziness present. There is also a bit of fruitiness and sweet malts in the nose as well. Pretty quaffable. Murky dark amber body with virtually no head, but nice legging. Boozy, bourbon notes to start, turning a bit sour and astringent. Some swampy notes later with some chocolate notes and some woodsiness. Very light, minor dry hops to finish. Not sure if I like this or not. Some late vanilla notes.
Cletus (6182) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Dark Elf. Pours an opaque brown and relatively flat (much less carbonation than the regular version). Smells of tarte cherries, oak, toffee, caramel and scattered hops. Taste is of oak, alcohol, lots of barleywine like malt and mellow hops and some lasting bitterness on the finish.
jason (1670) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade with AlohaC. This is not a lager, itís a barleywine. The smell threw me off at first because it smelled like a barleywine. I had the wrong glass out for it at first. Very malty taste with a smooth mouthfell. Slight alcohol burn. Decent brew.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I nust say,this brew had a dirty river water look to it,cloudy and hazy like the mighty Mississippi after a good rain. Gottaí love that. Nose was troubling to me as I was fully expecting a blast of bourbon but it was more like a regular barley wine that had a bit of barnyard aroma tossed in. Flavor was a bit better
as the syrupiness carried some oaken and vanilla notes but it is very mubbled to me.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade with footbalm. Orange color with strong bourbon aroma. Rich carmel malty flavor with some fruit&molasses. This beer was funny, flavors come on slowly then quickly vanish leaving a alcohol taste in the mouth.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received via trade with realale420. Pours dark nutty and caramel brown, cloudy with no head. Aroma is heavy caramel malt (cookie, biscuit) and bourbon, wood notes, a hint of vanilla, fruity nose and perfurmey. Moderately acidic then heavy acidity drying out the tongue, some creamy caramel malt sweetness, alcohol becomes noticeable, wood at the end. Medium bodied and warm, creamy palate that quickly turns dry.