cgarvieuk (12765) - Edinburgh, - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft sweet toffee nose .. soft roast ... light fruits ... little alcohol... dark malts ... little coconut in finish .... ok
Lonick (676) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet chocolate first on the nose and for taste, then more sweetness, not my cup of tea
BeerCast_Rich (1837) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[330ml bottle] Pours the colour of Coca Cola, the effervescent head reduces to a lacing fairly quickly. Faint tingle of oak on the nose, my clear bottle has been sitting round for a while, in all fairness. Tastes like a whisky truffle. Very comforting rising sweetness on the finish, like a oak-aged blanket wrapping around you. Lots of coconut, vanilla, muscovado sugar. Whisky is there too. It doesn’t taste like a beer - more like an (sorry Paul) alcopop. But I do like it 
Christopsy (79) - SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
There is only one word to desctibe this beer. Bourbon. That’s it. It almost tastes like a Jim Beam n Coke... The ale is too thin and not flavorful enough to cope with the amount of bourbon in this. Its drinkable, but then again, if I wanted this much bourbon, I’d buy a bottle of Beam and a bottle of Coke. I think if it had spent less time in the barrel it would have been nicer. You just can’t taste the ale.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle
Nearly a drainpour this is an example of why certain styles should never be barrel aged. It was hard to drink more than six ounces before searching for a more appealing bottle. Eden might make some good stuff but this is not one of them.
Aroma / Appearance - The gushing that happened when the bottle was opened was the first sign of trouble. A ruby base and offwhite head finally resolved themselves ten minutes later. The bourbon overwhelms the base with crisp oak and vanilla dominating everything. Cigar ash and a super sweet sherry profile send even more mixed messages.
Flavor / Palate - The chewy mouthfeel is at least on the mark though it gets tiresome after a few sips. Red licorice, oak, vanilla, and then the hallmarks of a bourbon bomb blast onto the palate with a shock. Despite being only 7% ABV the warmth is evident immediately. More depth and balance would help improve this if it is not just a one-off.
Theydon_Bois (6347) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Bottle at JF’s, cheers Jim, 21/07/13. Clear bottle - no need!
Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is dark malts, toffee, faint bourbon soaked wood.
Taste comprises toffee, vanilla, light woody notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth in the finish with a lacing of booze.
Ok stuff - no great depth of flavour but a little pinch of bourbon and pretty smooth and drinkable.