BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks TMoney... Nice apricot and banana with yeast driven spiciness. Light tannic oak and it j has a bit of alcohol. Nice
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour, white head. Lots of alcohol up front, some sweet malts, honey, light fruity tones. This is pretty ok.
bnokk (289) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - Carmel brown. No head.
Nose - Strong alcohol scents to it. Clearly barrel aged, though I donít recall exactly which type of barrel. That definitely imparts its own flavor on the beer.
Flavor Ė Itís like a smooth hard liquor. Definitely can taste the alcohol, but it finishes super smooth. It seems a bit dangerous Ė could really sneak up on you.
Notes Ė The barrel aging is definitely an enjoyable twist on the original.
shigadeyo (3389) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/02/2014: Tmoney99 10K... Iíve delayed this rating for over half of íNatifest 2014 because Iím not really sure what to say about this beer. Iíve been tasting beers with Tom for probably 9 years or more and so I feel honored to be invited to taste this, even though I havenít seen him in awhile. That having been said, I guess I need to finally commit my thoughts to my rating... This is an odd beer and difficult to rate. I donít want to hurt any feelings and I have never had the base beer, so this will be tricky... Dirty amber comor with minimal foam on top. The aroma is flat and exudes quite a bit of raw alcohol. Iím not really sure what style this beer was to start with, but the flavor doesnít give it away at all. It starts out malty, but that in-your-face alcohol hits hard. Itís quite sharp and doesnít sit well with me. Itís definitely hot and the residual white ligthtening left in the barrel has overwhelming this beer. Iím honestly not sure if this one needed more or less time in the barrel or maybe it just needed more time in larger barrel.
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Natifest 2014. Uhhh Tom I like barrel aged so letís dive in. There is oak and it smells hot. Hot like an August day in the Nati after a night of raining, not raining blood as Slayer once wrote, but just raining like water and such.
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by jmborggren, thanks! Pour is murky dark gold, small head. Big legs. Aroma of light ester, oak, vanilla, spice, peach. Taste is sweet, oaky, warming. Palate is dry, soft, slick, sweet finish.
alexsdad06 (7463) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Tmoney99"s 10 K rating party at Fifty West. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor had quite a bit of the base beer, Belgian yeast, fruity citrus, tropicals, caramel, with wood, bourbon, creamy vanilla, medium bodied, smooth, warming alcohol. This one could not have turned out much better.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a bottle shared by the man himself- thanks, Tmoney! Pours a clear golden orange with some bubbles here and there. Wonderful aroma of peach, apricot, vanilla, oak, tangerine, sweet bread, and caramel. Really nice smelling. The flavor hits mostly the same notes, with peach and apricot and pineapple, caramel, oak, toffee, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, sweet, juicy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Mellow bourbon warmth. Subtle. Wow. This turned out great. Cheers, Tom!
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Poured hazy orange yellow color with an average to large frothy off-white head that lasted with good to excellent lacing. Complex vanilla wood, spice, bourbon and yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet bourbon finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a refreshing standout beer for 10,0000.
Chudwick (2542) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Missed the party, but glad I could taste this. Snifer poured in private NatiFest room. White wine oak nose with Belgian yeast. Very fruity and slightly boozy. Really drinkable for a strong BA. Sweet and a little tangy. I really like this. Congrats on 10k - donít know for certain if that benchmark has been reached yet, but remarkable nonetheless.