queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ DLD. Sweet caramel malt, oaky bourbon, vanilla, and light maple aroma. Hazy deep straw gold with a large ivory head, flocculation. Sweet caramel malt, oak, vanilla, boozy bourbon, and maple flavor. Medium sticky body, soft carbonation.
htzpah (103) - - APR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious nectar of the g-ds. Honey nose, with strong boozy notes. Like an effervescent muscato d'asti. Honey flavor, with rich raisin and plum roundness. A sensational sipper or celebratory drinker.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden pour with an of-white head. Aroma is fruit, maple and bourbon. The first thing I notice in the initial drink is the creaminess of the beer. Maple, oak, bourbon-a layered complex beer. Dryness from the oak in the finish. Alcohol as well hidden. Great lacing.
Ron (2952) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at McGregor’s at $9 for 5.5oz. Poured a cloudy darker orange color with a white head. Aroma was of a good bit of bourbonj, alcohol, wheat, and oak. Flavor was vanilla, oak, dough, and lots of bourbon. Lot-O-alcohol here and it’s not hidden one bit.
Emeister84 (1536) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of honey, golden raisin, roasted marshmallow. Hazy orange, a lot of suspended sediment, lasting ring of off-white head foam. Some sweetness, warming alcohol, spice and slight bitterness. Medium-full bodied, lingering fumes of alcohol, great smoothness. Nice sipping beer, strong but not too aggressive.
zickbeer_ye (353) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet caramel and grape aromas with some slight nuttyness. Light orange body slight white head. Slight cocoa and tart white grape flavors, some caramel and and some spicy notes. Smooth crisp and a little spicy in the after.
HellesBunny666 (222) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Candied caramelized orange aromas. Sweet, boozy, honey, oranges, very round velvety mouth feel, floral. A little bit of a tangy finish. So good.
olr1984 (1286) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle thanks to Brian pours a slight hazy amber pour. Sweet honey and bourbon aroma. Taste is the same with slight vanilla finish
ryecatcher (994) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big ass bottle (I think this is 750mL as opposed to a bomber). Pours a medium honey color, clear with a lot of floaties and thin head that gave new meaning to the words ’no retention to speak of’. Nose is a bit of booze barrel, hint of cinnamon, damp cardboard -- luckily this ends up tasting better than the appearance and aroma would indicate. Mouth is medium bodied, kinda slick on the tongue, fairly sweet, lotta bourbon up front, vanilla, figs, creaminess, honey, finish is wheaty and then mild bitterness lingering. Not bad, but not worth the bottle price (same as the other ’Backstage Series’ to date. I’d recommend just grabbing a four pack of Backwoods Bastard instead. More BA beer -- and better -- at a cheaper price.
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet vanilla. coconut, and a wonderful mouthfeel drive this beer to the top shelf. Gotta try it if u see it.