rader58 (809) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque straw color. Very low aroma, almost undetectable. Flavor is wood, bourbon, peat, vanilla. Takes on a strong characteristic of bourbon, but loses the beer flavors.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF week 2012. On tap at the brewery. Clear golden hued body with a lasting white head. Aromas are sweet, vanillin, acetaldehyde, honey, caramel, and musty. Flavors are malty, bread,y sweet, lightly toasty, estery and oaky, caramel. Medium carbonation with a sweet finish.
onceblind (4965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap at brewery. Clear rustic golden with a foamy white head. Aroma of whiskey and oak with a bit of apple and vanilla. Taste is pretty light but full of whiskeyed flavors of oak, boozy earthy toffee, light vanilla, light apple, and some sort of weird pine tone. Not really feeling it. It’s like whiskey but at 4.7%.
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11 ounce pour - $6.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Deep, dark amber body, quite clear, with a slim coating of ivory suds on top.
Smell: Particularly sweet-scented, deeply malty nose with plenty of butterscotch, brown sugar tossed fruits, and a little whiff of whiskey.
Taste: Bread, toast, butterscotch, but also a small nibble of cotton candy and brown sugar. Fully sweet. Some fruitiness leaking in. Light hint of whiskey submerged underneath the heady sweetness. Very low herbal, earthy hops with a mild bitterness. Plenty of malted milk in the semi-sweet, creamy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: Indulgently malty and sweet and requiring a nice, long nap.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: 1020 Barrel Aged Amber
Date: February 12, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: clear dark amber, frothy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and burnt toast aroma, touch of vanilla
Flavor: sweet caramel and vanilla flavor, candy sweetness, a bit cloying, bready, lots of oak, touch of honey, fresh bread drizzled with a caramel and vanilla sauce
Overall: barrel aged vienna, really?, not so bad but over the top sweet
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Fort Collins. Pours clear copper with a small, fizzy cream colored head, low retention and flat lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (pine, citrus), average esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood and alcohol. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (grassy, citrus), light esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood and alcohol. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Fort Collins Brewing poured a clear amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of whiskey, carmel, light oak and light fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of whiskey, carmel, oak and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering fruity finish.