libertine (228) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
my local party store had this brought back in a growler from indiana and im from michigan.got to say i was soooo impressed.amber ale?not how i would described it and was really surprised it was only 6 percent abv.poured amber with a nice head especially since it was in a growler.aroma was very nice and apparent.love it when you take in the aroma and its not faint.the description given is dead on.bourbon,vanilla and for me,a nice oak flavor.had a good hop balance with all the flavors.had a medium body with a bitter woody finish.has an warming alchohol feeling for 6 percent.i want this beer to come to michigan.my nephew is from indianapolis so i will definitely be there at the brewery the next time im down there.
rondphoto (2275) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Nearly clear dark amber, heavy off-white rim head, spots of lace. Taste is malt with sweet vanilla that grows nicely as it moves through the palate. It becomes bitter on the swallow, but, then has a vanilla malt rebound in the finish. Small doses only, but it is a good brew.
JoePeesie (877) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown with moderate carb. Nose and taste are of a subdued typical red. Barrel is not very noticeable. Drinkable but not memorable.
nearbeer (3842) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap. Mostly clear copper-brown with a small disc of foam. Aroma is vanilla toffee. Flavors of dark bread, roasted pecan and vanilla toffee. Finish is big with vanilla. Nice toasted oak in the long finish along with some whiskey. Light-medium body is sweetish, but has a decent balance and a mostly smooth carbonation. Very nice job of barreling and vanilling(?) to maximize the potential of the so-so beer underneath without overwhelming it.
drfabulous (4175) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Nolen. Big hoppy red like ale with some fruity notes. Light vanilla in the end from the barrel. Decent.
DrSilverworm (6942) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2oz taster on tap, at HopCat Broad Ripple. Clear orange color. Thin off-0white head, leaving good thicker lace. Caramel malt, big vanilla syrup, something metallic about it. A little unnatural. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet, light to moderate bitter. Interesting stuff, but a little artificial-tasting, to me.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fickle Peach: Served in standard pint glass. Pours a reddish brown hue with a small but lasting frothy head, good lace. The aroma and taste is vanilla, caramel, light bourbon, grassy hops and earthy. A tad sweet but still easily drinkable. The favorite amongst my non beer geeks bowling team.
crossovert (7878) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old tick. A nice and mellow ba beer, some vanilla and caramel, sort of like latte shake or something.
Beerman6686 (4674) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fobab 2012. Very strange idea with this one. Poured a reddish color with a beige head. Aroma was bourbon and vanilla and light metallic notes. Flavor wasn;t as barrel forward as expecting,s omewhat bland amber base with light bourbon and vanilla sweetness. Meh.
hombrepalo (1852) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fobab. Red. Slightly low carbonation. Mouth feel is a bit thicker than water. Sweet, but with bitter ending. Good balance between the tastes. Hop, caramel, jam aroma. Very good.
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft poured a cop perish red color with nice white head. The aroma was of malt and some mild hops along with the bourbon barrel aging. The flavor for me was very vanilla and sweet. I think the vanilla bean takes away some of the goodness of this beer, but just my opinion.