MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2009
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at MBG Harvest Fest 09. One word. AWESOME! I have to say that this beer was just all over the place in flavor, sweet, fruity, hoppy, vanilla, malty, and nectar of the gods..haha..but really this beer is out of this world. Great medium body that isnít too light or heavy, perfect. Great all around, I canít wait until I have this again.
fattybladdy (507) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, pours a dark amber. Nice aroma of bourbon, hops and caramel. Taste is oak, sweet malts with a decent hop presence.
NikkTwist (1538) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Slightly hazy red amber pour. Started with a large foamy off-white head. Spicy, grassy, and juicy. Full bodied. Nice complex mix of medium-dark malts. Toffee pudding with red berries. Cocoa dusted almonds. Vanilla caramel cream pie. Celery stalks. Butterscotch candies. Blood orange slices. Milk chocolate brownies with wild raspberries. Drying oak tannins in the finish. Very smooth and easy drinking.
vtafro (3034) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the tiger, barbell aged? Red pour with tan head.light herbal, floral and earthy hop aromas. Super floral/grassy/citrus flavors, absence of barrel flavors but tons of hop tones.
Mark_Eck (518) - - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from trip home in April. Draft. Pours a clear reddish color. Aroma is caramel and bourbon. Taste is sweet, balanced, and similar to the aroma.
Imaena (1805) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. This is the best rye brew I have ever had. It is dry and spicy with great depth of flavor.
MadRobin (1867) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA.
Hazy, amber-cerise with a 2-finger khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of orange, butterscotch, rye, bourbon, vanilla, oak and caramel.
Taste of caramel, rye, pine, bourbon, butterscotch and vanilla with citrus at the finish.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
A well-crafted red ale nicely rounded by barrel aging.
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Jesterdeal (1814) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barcarde for beer week. Aroma is butterscotch, bourbon, and rye. Pours deep brown/red with a small bubbly head. Taste is malt forward with chocolate, rye, a pine hop, and toasted vanilla. Great bourbon/rye finish. Felt like drinking a Wurtherís candy. Yum.
bellco33 (273) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in a pils glass (boo): Pours dark red with a thin off white head. Aroma od vanilla and caramel. Taste is bourbony vanilla, caramel, dry malt, and a nice hop kick in the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. This is an awesome beer. Lots of bourbon flavor but not a lot of sweetness. One of the best Iíve had in a while.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear copper body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, light Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, earthy, light Bourbon. Medium body, light stickiness.
bubblehouse (326) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks really murky but has a nice aroma. The flavor from the barrell aging comes through nicely.