Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Caponeís. Pours a clear Amber color with a small off white foam head. Aroma of caramel with some earthiness and maple syrup. Sweet caramel taste with a slight hop layer and plenty of maple. Boozy bourbon spice and some vanilla notes underneath. Tasty.
alobar (3493) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden orange color with aroma of honey, maple, and bourbon with sweet malt flavor dominated by honey and maple with a subtle bourbon backbone. Great beer.
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is so smooth for a wheat wine! Pours clear translucent amber with a small beige ring for a head. Aroma brings light malty sweetness with a bit of maple spritzed in in the sweet level. Flavor brings sweet malts that transition into pleasantly sweet maple syrup.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma features graininess, berries, caramel and red-hot ethanol. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor is a marriage of big bourbon bitterness and heat, and gooey caramel sweetness. Finishes bittersweet (more sweet than bitter) with plenty of lingering alcohol warmth. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
jkwood04 (5260) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and toffee and sweetness from the malts, some alcohol/bourbon and some oak, vanilla, maple, some bitterness to balance the sweetness. Flavor the same with nice blend of everything even though it is really sweet. Smooth, thicker texture. A unique beer but I donít know if Iíd want to drink a lot of this.
mcox90 (1886) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle courtesy of Ernesto987. I was bummed it didnít get opened at the tasting we were all at, so he gave it to me, how cool is that. Pours a lovely blood orange with a thin white ring. A couple of chunky floaties keep the appearance rating from being a 5. Intoxicating nose with aromas of maple, brown sugar, bourbon and oak. Flavor is a rich combination of the above mentioned things. What a mix! Full bodied and gut warming. Nice.
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared at tasting. Lots of floaties. Creamy smooth golden sugary barrel notes. Butterscotch...in a good way. Foamy, soapy head. Very easy on the palate. Delicious. Leaning into dessert beer territory. Barrel bomb. Nice.
Bellsman1991 (31) - - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bourbon, Bacon syrup, Maple this was one of my favorite back stage series beer Iíve ever had! Itís so smooth be careful when you drink this one its a big beer! Delcious!
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz bottle. Clear orange brown with thick white foam. Nose is bourbon, butterscotch, grass and peach schnapps. Hot and oliy with a tang and a bite. Taste is melon, bourbon, maple, citrus peel and wheat. Kind of a boozy mess but OK with me.
AirForceHops (6065) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle split 4 ways. Aroma is bacon soaked in maple syrup and bourbon. Love the nose!
The flavor start with maple and light sugar followed by vanilla and mild bourbon notes. Oak barrel is light with the alcohol only showing with a very mild warming after the sip. I didnít sample this fresh because of what it is. The texture was a little oily with a better than average body. The sweetness seems like it would take over but splitting this 4 ways is about perfect.