jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @OTH Thanks markwise-12oz bottle-pours a white ring for a head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is sweet light malt, peach, herbal, some rye/bourbon. Taste is bourbon, peach/passion fruit, light malt, rye/light/medium malt, wood, secondary spice hops.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of markwise. It pours clear gold with white head. The aroma is pretty full and robust with sweet vanilla – bourbon and oak followed by some hop like spiciness. The taste is similar with yummy rich thick spicy to pine to grassy hops that run up and cover over the various oak – vanilla – bourbon barrel notes.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
big up to BNB for this one! pours very nice, just looks like a magical elixir, can’t quite put my finger on it, the color is crisp, yet hazy, like a polished piece of amber. aroma is very sweet, like candy really, tons of pineapple and other fruits, plenty of floral, lots of mellow citrus, some marshmallow, . the taste is equally good to match, but i was honestly slightly distracted by the heat, pretty present in the finish. not bad considering the abv, but there. another great offering founders, amazing that they can do a iipa like this,and all the dark stuff they are known for. glad i got to try this gem, it beautifully sweet and floral with a great hop profile not relying on dryness or bitterness, great stuff!
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Sheffield’s, Chicago, IL. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor with hints of vanilla and grapefruit. Sweetish malty hoppy finish with hints of vanilla and oak in the aftertaste.
auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle, complete with "Biatch!" warning. Thanks Sean! Very warm and oaky alcohol aroma. This one does not shy on the booze. Heeelllo. Interesting mix of relatively fresh hops and bourbon, bourbon, bourbon. Pours a bit hazy and golden, with a nice white head on the edge. The body of this beer is just stellar: deep creaminess, up against some still-freshish hop acid, a bite of barrel wood, and lots of eager alcohol. Flavors are equally exciting with a panache-ful mix of grapefruit, bitters, manhattans, fresh vines, and cotton candy. I generally think Double IPAs and barrels should be kept away from each other, however deft cellarsmanship and brewing has resulting in a potent and exciting example.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Umm, so this is Fucking fantastic. Plain and simple. I have had it only at beer festivals, And have finally had it at the source. Great. Have it. Right in all the right ways.!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to badnewsbrews for this beer. 12oz bottle
Opaque dark golden pour with a nice white head, the hoppiness of this beer is complemented nicely by the oak/vanilla flavors from the barrel aging. It’s hoppy (grapefruit) but smooth with the vanilla flavor. It’s very enjoyable.
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Tastes nothing like Double Trouble. Hard to beleive this is oak aged Double trouble. Nose is of oak and vanilla. Medium to full bodied. Lots of woodsy and vanilla flavors followed by hops and booze. Long lingering hoppy woodsy finish. Great beer.
beernbourbon (1209) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pour is unassuming looking deep straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is huge bourbon, maple, vanilla, and a full hop component poking through. Quite an inviting flavor, but not one I expected from a DIPA. Flavor is also rich with a notable barrel component that reminded me of Nemesis with lots of sweetness and bourbon coupled with a full hop flavor. The hops are definitely in the back seat on this one. Solid and different beer. I liked it.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a hand-bottled...bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin bone white head that burns away to a film fairly quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Hoppy aroma that has woody and citrusy notes. Rich body with flavors of vanilla, honey, bourbon, resiny hops and citrus. The finish is oaky vanilla and hops with a lingering boozy aftertaste. Very good overall.