Westmeister (2051) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to EricTeusink for busting this out to cap a big night of drinking. One thing I will note is that Founders does a crazy good job of incorporating barrels into their beers. Smooth buttery (in a good way) bourbon, big splashes of vanilla, some touches of fruit, maple, sweet (almost cloying but stays on this side). Just lots of rounded out bourbon blended nicely in a big sweet beer. Delicious but I am a Founders fanboy.
50belair (2919) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dixie Bar & Grill. Cloudy brunt orange pour with a white head. Fruity aromas. Huge caramel, mild Irish Whisky, tropical fruit, and oak notes. The nose is tropical fruits. Above average body and mouthfeel. A little too hoppy for taste.
vtafro (4653) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light copper pour with bubbles. Maple and light bourbon aromas. Maple is nice frot with. Some sweet tones an bourbon back tones.
Chudwick (2416) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft - nose is butter. Very boozy. Yeasty. Boozy. Pale for a barley wine. Huge ass body. Sort of like scotch but fruity. Will remember this.
dwarner5030 (8) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This brew has something special going for it. The taste of strong bourbon, with a hint of maple.
Homer321 (2614) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Soft maple and vanilla in the nose initially. Medium white head. Dissipates quickly. Taste is full of vanilla and marshmallow and ice cream. This is great stuff. Some moderate alcohol warning in the finish but not hit or fusel. Tastes much better as it warms. Truly good poop.
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a light amber color. Aroma of Carmel, light fruity esters, sweet malt, alcohol, and shelf. Initially tastes like vanilla ice cream, very smooth and creamy. Notes of the maple and bourbon comes through as well. Kind of hot but not bad for 12+%. Very tasty overall.
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber with a 1 finger whitish head. Aromas of bourbon, booze, wheat? Perhaps some dry roasted peanuts. Taste is sweet bourbon, mellow wheat. Not overdone on the barrel treatment, which is nice. Finish is a touch hot and sweet with a lingering bourbon note. Not bad.
ebone1988 (340) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is bourbon barrel, maple, sweet hops and malt. Appearance is orange, rust, not much head. Taste is great, sweet malt, bourbon heavy, maple, finishes hoppy. Mouthfeel is perfect, soft carbonation, wonderful. Overall, this is a lovely wheat wine!
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Romans. Hazed amber with a creamy tan crown. Aroma is sweet an boozy with maple, vanilla, bourbon and oranges. Taste is too damn sweet with maple, booze, vanilla and some bourbon. Sticky and hot, this one didn’t quite do it for me.