libertine (253) - 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.
Patrickctenchi (4398) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy, dark amber with a giagantic, slow dissolving light tan head.
Vanilla, woody caramel aroma.
Taste is creamy, caramel malt, vanilla.
A light bourbon dryness.......but not much bourbon flavour...only a hint.
Dry, earthy bittering....
Pretty good...a bit weak...and the never-ending giant head is really aggravating.
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!
Chudwick (2278) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge head. 12oz bottle. Huge head. Amber. huge head. Aniseed/dill and wood nose. Sip adds huge head. Huge head. Sip adds vanilla and huge head. Slightly bitter. Odd and huge head. Huge head.
boozedude (2135) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber shared with jamer sara brian. ..nice creamy goodness... like the way it tasted
screigh (482) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very hazy red brown. Very over carbonated. Huge rocky off-white head. Only aroma I can pick up is vanilla. Tastes like malt, vanilla, caramel and a sort of dirty bourbon.
rondphoto (2470) - 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 (897) - 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 (3936) - 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 (4344) - 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 (7692) - 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.