blackflag321 (505) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bomber, snifter glass. Started off with it a bit too chilly, but it still presented a nice aroma: bourbon and malt but not burning or slapping me upside the head. The taste: on one hand the bourbon tells me that it will kick my ass and slowed down my sipping; on the other hand the nice bourbon and malts combined for a smoothness and great taste that lured me in. The hops were there, but the bourbon knocked them down on the palate; also had oak and vanilla. I really, really, really enjoyed this.
drfabulous (4185) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle. Clear pour. Big bourbon taste. Coconut. Vanilla. Caramel. Lots of flavors. Real transformation here. Boozy.
JStax (3237) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a translucent copper with q white head of foam with awesome retention. Aroma has big vanilla and citrus notes. As the beer warms it turns into all Bourbon. Taste is very smooth and pleasant, but I just donít know if barrel aging a double IPA is the best of ideas.
adeezhop (42) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Sorry to say that this was the worst mashing of flavors I have ever tasted no hop flavor detected, heavy bourban taste flavors that for me simply do not work at all. Yuk !
bluejacket74 (1385) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is nice, it smells like bourbon, vanilla, citrusy and pine hops, coconut, and some apricot. Taste is a lot like the aroma, with the bourbon, vanilla, and oak flavors being the strongest. Combined with the bitter pine/citrusy hop flavors, it makes for a unique tasting brew. Thereís also a bit of coconut and mango noticeable. Good mix between the sweet and bitter flavors, although I think itís more sweet tasting. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís a bit slick and syrupy with low/moderate carbonation. Itís also smooth and easy to drink. I think its a good overall brew, Iím glad I got to try this one. Worth a try if you come across it.
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy golden yellow, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon. Taste is mostly bourbon, a bit of vanilla, white wine. I donít fully understand aging IPAs or DIPAs, but there you go.
Niko100 (2064) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, vanilla, pine hops, & tropical fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, oak, pine hops, citrus (notably grapefruit), caramel, and some fruit; Finish is fairly dry and bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, I thought this was very good and interesting.
milewide (1579) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color. Aroma and taste were both hops and burbon. Too much alcohol in aftertaste however! Once was fun, but I would never buy on regular basis.
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just elegant. Pours a honey golden color with a very small amount of foam. Scent of bourbon and malts. Hits the palate sweet and finishes slightly bitter with subtle sweetness. Big bourbon flavor with notes of hops and malt. If you love IPA's and bourbon alike... You should not miss this. That is... If you can get your hands on it!
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pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap a few days ago at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Iíd had Double Trouble before but never this one. Certainly interesting, has a sweet feel to it, very boozy. Light on the vanilla and bourbon but it is noticeable. Not strong on the hops, maybe the barrel-aging cuts down on the bite.