slowrunner77 (8353) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"if only they used JD Single Barrel. I’m not a regular Jack drinker, but this still had serious potential. Technically, i’m not a bourbon drinker easy and i love me all kinds of bourbon stouts. first whiff was lots of jack and some sweet fruit. loved it at first, but the aroma and flavor were pretty one dimensional, though nice. jack and spicy fruit, nothing else. the beer doesn’t quite shine through. for the premium price, i’d probably pass in the future, though i am glad i tried it. bourbon or single barrel woulda been awesome, or a half and hlaf barreled blend."
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Think this is for a 2008 Concentrated Evil, have ratings for both 2008 and 2009, we’ll see if they are different.
Draft. Rich amber beer with an off-white head. Bourbon and light fruit aroma with malt. Bourbon and malt flavor with light fruit and yeast. Medium bodied. Bourbon and malt lingers with light earthy yeast.
ajm (1067) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at City Beer, third rating of this beer. Nose is big red malts, like a double red aged in Pappy Van Winkle barrels - very Goose Island, IMO. Dark red brown color. Flavor was smooth bourbon wood, light roast, light coffee, booze. Kinda couldn’t taste a base beer under this, just a very diluted bourbon. Hmm. Good though - I guess an analogy would be aged Double Bastard.
Ratman197 (12130) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bistro BA fest poured a hazy dark brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, dark fruit and light oakj. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, light fruittiness, light vanilla and light oak with a smooth oaky finish.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Bistro Barrel Aged Festival. Pours a murky, brownish-orange color; light tan head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing; slightly oily. Loads of soft, lightly charred barrel notes, brown sugar, and relaxed sweetness compared to the regular version; soft bourbon / whiskey. Light carbonation; loads of sweetness, chewy dense barrel notes, good amounts of oiliness; nice dense, oily, generous, well-integrated and significantly better than the regular version; not bad at all. Lengthy finish of sweet barrel notes, basic sugar, and toastiness.