Chudwick (2529) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into Le Listermann - nose is nutty wood vanilla. I kind of want to to not sip it since the previous reviews are so negative. I love the smell and think itís all down hill from here but in the name of the scientific method I must experiment to draw a valid conclusion. My hypothesis is that the sip will suck. My hunch is that it might not. Conclusion: I like it because itís has the complexity of a BA beer with a lower ABV than most BA beers. Smooth and yet has a ghost burn (there is no burn, just the expectation of a burn due to the presence of the BA feature). I do recommend this.
bagalagalaga (151) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The whiskey aging definitely shows up as soon as you open the bottle. I didnít detect much nuttiness, but a very solid sweet brown ale that is great to nurse for a long time.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Mostly-clear brown ale with dirty-orange highlights and a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. Smells of sweet-tart Northern Spy apples, sour cherries and nut shells accompanied by woody notes and a dash of yogurt acidity. No rye whiskey here. Light to medium-bodied with a lightly raspy mouthfeel and busy carbonation. The flavor is perfectly-balanced, but a tad watery, minerally and nearly tart. No rye whiskey here either. Quite mundane. Finishes tangy, astringent and dry. This bottle is obviously infected. The bug has not totally taken over yet, but is active enough to have removed almost all the aspects I like about barrel aged and nut brown ales. Oh well. Infections happen. Barrel aging a small, malty beer is always a risky business. If you have been storing a bottle of this in the fridge, great. Give it a go. If stored at room temperature, your bottle probably has the same type of infection as mine, only more pronounced as I opened mine in June of 2013.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Angry GOAT is a nut brown ale aged in whiskey barrels. Clearly evident from the aroma. The only beer Iíve had with more whiskey in the aroma is Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. There is some nuttiness in the back, too. Whiskey dominates the flavor, but thereís more there. Hints of nuts, sweet malt, and a sour finish.
Outstanding if you love whiskey. Which I do! Not sure the sourness is necessary.
bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish mahogany, swirling streaks of some suspended fine particles in the glass make it look like something from a horror movie. Huge beige creamy head, very slow to dissipate, nice lacing. Aroma is very light overall and dominated by grain, caramel, and not much else. Flavor is the same, maybe a touch of whiskey, but not much, medium sweet to the point of being a bit sickly, oranges, light tartness and funkiness; tastes a bit infected to me. Some woody tannins just to round out an overall not so pleasant experience.
GnarlyGnome (835) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma is nutty, and sweet vanilla. The flavor is nice, not as bourbon-y as I was hoping, but itís nice and nutty with some sweetness from the barrels thrown in. There is a hint of some roasty chocolate as well. Enjoyable.
cheap (4751) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Off the cuff this is quite strong for a brown ale. seems to be quite high in abv. yea a slightly darker look to it. some mild co2 but its just a little to provide some sizzlew. gorws on yah.
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was whiskey, and caramel. Flavor was similar, not much brown ale character, but a simple tasty BA beer without being sweet or boozy
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5th June 2013
Hazy deep amber beer with a pale tan head. Nice fruity nose. Palate is light and semi dry. Mild carbonation. A little creamy malt with a touch of barrel induced vanilla. Mellow and slightly sour whisky. Whisper of Coca Cola and nice generic fruits. Mild sherbet in the aftertaste. Very tasty and drinkable.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It tastes like nuts, vanilla, caramel, bourbon and a little bit of pears, surprisingly. But overall there isnít much bourbon in either the aroma or flavor of this brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís smooth and a bit slick. It also has a good amount of carbonation, but itís also easy to drink. I think this is a solid overall brew.