BeerandBlues2 (11829) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at DuClaw Arundel Mills. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is moderate bourbon, oak and vanilla with cookie and toast malt, light earthy hops and dates, figs. Flavor is sweet malt, vanilla, oak and bourbon with light hops and bitterness, dark dried fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 2/23/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Tap at Max’s. Pours lightly hazy amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt, light caramel malt, vanilla, oak, and bourbon with fruity esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with vanilla, oak, and bourbon, dates and a sweet texture and dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and light carbonation.
Beerathon (1682) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a lot going on. Look- amber with semi-creamy head. Aroma- citrusy hops and bourbon. Flavor- sweet malts, spruce, bourbon, bitter hops, warmth for alcohol. Fun take on barley wine style. Yum.
AmericanHobo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark copper with a tad bit of a head. Wonderful citrus, dried fruit aroma. Taste is big and smooth. Fruity initially fades gently. Not much hotness from the alcohol
Ed5388 (3055) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a cloudy brown/amber color with a small frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, oak, dark fruit, hints of bourbon, and booze. Taste is much the same. Some alcohol burn, with notes of sweet caramel, barrel, light bourbon, and sweet fruit.
TheWhiteWolf (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big booze and hops on the first whiff. First taste is big and sweet, citrus and boozy. Like lip smacking sweet. The hops overpower the Bourbon notes but they do exist, reminiscent of BCBW. A sipper fa’sho. Will report back when I pop a bottle with a little more age on it and see if the hops fade and the barrel shines.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a hazy dark brownish-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of smoked malt, wood and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of charred malt, oaky bourbon, caramel and citrus. The finish is smoky and boozy with a caramel malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Beerman6686 (6108) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, dark fruits and caramel. Flavor was similar, very one dimensional though and not much deep caramel flavors from the underlying beer.
TimsRatings (421) - - APR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky light brown with a touch of off white head. Sweet (honey) aroma. Creamy mouthfeel to go with the sweet taste.
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mike5326 (1536) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy caramel color, small white head. Sweet bourbon and malt smell. Sweet bourbon flavor with a mild finish.
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Luvystypotables (1509) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of barley and malt. Dark amber colour no head. Taste of Scotch with an whiskey palate.