Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at mash tun festival. Pour is honey colored with a small white head. Aroma is very hoppy (citrus, peaches, grapfruit) with notes of bourbon and wood. Flavor has a lot of the barrel aging present - oak, vanilla, toffee, cake, and then transitions into a hoppy bitter finish. Alcohol is masked well.
darb85 (136) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best ipa I’ve ever had. Has a heavy bourbon flavor so it won’t be for you if that’s not your thing
jonnyguns (1099) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at draught 55. Poured a thick golden pour with no head. Nose has oak, bourbon and orange. Oak is quite dominating. Leads to the taste of oak and orange/mandarin. Really thick sweet malts coming through backed by the orange bitterness. Pretty solid stuff a bit too sweet though
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Funkatrocious (101) - - NOV 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wowza. Can really taste and smell the bourbon. Drank at Boegemans, courtesy of B Kaser. Pours deep golden, white head. Fantastic.
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philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Coconut. Prominent in the nose and flavor. Weird things happen, i guess, when you push the alcohol limit, and then age in Bourbon barrels. But I wouldn’t have expected this. Attractive thin white head. Medium body with a a creamy mouthfeel.but even the finish leaves you with sweet coconut. Not to my liking, regrettably.
glennmastrange (2397) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel notes for the malt, heavy orange and a hint of perfume for the hops, faint dough for the yeast, with bourbon and date in the background. Head is small, bubbly, slightly off-white with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy medium amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then the long finish is moderately bittersweet. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a finish that’s almost harshly alcoholic and a bit sticky. This DIPA has a lot of bold aromas and flavors, especially the bourbon-y parts.
harrymel (1549) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, let’s see what all the rage is about.
Golden on apricot colored with a thin white sheet. Smells like sweet bourbon and bubble gum and diacetyl. Taste is malt, some nougat, vanilla, artificial caramel, alcohol, very, very sweet. Medium bodied with moderate carb and an off dry finish. Well, this is not what I expected. I have have barrel aged IPA and DIPA’s, but this is shit. Sweet, alcoholic, sweet and not very much like the style at all. That being said, if somebody is looking for a desert beer, I’d suggest this as it reminds me very much of a higher end Samiclaus.
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sparkling, medium gold body with creamy white head. Decent amount of carb bubbles. Bourbon and pickle barrel on the nose. Tastes of intensely sweet caramel, belgian candies, and non-descript bitterness. Smooth woodiness in the background. Creamy and slick mouth feel. Not terribly crisp--didnt ferment out conpletely?
Solid beer. Finishes with a hard alcoholic bite, so doesnt mask that well.
MaroonOrange (137) - - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Light in color. Pleasant but mild aroma. The oak and bourbon mix very nicely with the beer and provide a nice balance for the hops. A barrel-aged double IPA that is very well made.
rxeight (1776) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tastes like year old double trouble. Stale hops, didn’t get much bourbon or heat. Just a double IPA that was left way past its prime.