Hair6a11 (1393) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Pours a brown/amber color with modest head. I had this brew on tap at a tasting event and it blew my mind. On bottle was no different really - I think this brew is incredible, really. It is a symphony of Scotch, Oak (It doesn’t dominate at all ;) ) Big caramel malts, smoke is questionable, and dark cherries is quite questionable but either way. Amazing.
PapaSkeetSkeet (956) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Mid brown with a warm-hued brown head. smells very strongly of oak, vanilla, bourbon- old grandad (as expected I suppose). Flavor is the same, completely dominated by the oak character, with a bit of rye bread mixed in there at the end.
Update: Difficult to drink this one in large quantities. More Bourbon than oak this time around, less sweet seeming that the regular bastard. Deserves more credit than I gave it.
Supertrapped (6) - USA - NOV 12, 2010 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Though a little too sweet, this was quite the excellent bb stout. Had one and wanted more. Unfortunately, couldn’t find any in the liquor stores.
sherm1016 (1186) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle From Downer Wine & Spirits. Pours a dark amber with pretty much no head. Aroma is all bourbon. Medium feel on the palate with nice carbonation. Taste is a pleasant balance of bourbon, malt, and alcohol. Its a shame this is a limited release.
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz btl. Pours super dark copper with a nice frothy tan head. Awesome aroma of dark fruit, maple syrup, and caramel. Awesome body, smooth and sweet molasses with a nice dark fruit raisin underbelly. The maltiness is so sweet without being too rich which I love.The whiskey comes through in the finish with a tasty, spicy and lasting warmth. Not overpoweringly hot but just pleasant. That syrup comes through so sweet after it goes down, I dig it. My perty mouth can’t get enough. Got to get another bottle.
matthewjk (952) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 12oz bottle - Wow! Butterscotch, scotch, caramel, and yes, dark cherries are in there as well. Just fantastic. I treated this like I was drinking a scotch, even poured into a nice snifter.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours a dark reddish caramel color with a one fibger tan like creamy head. aroma is strong scotch and bourbon with vanilla, cherry, and caramel. flavor is the same as aroma but stronger. leaves some nice lacing and probably one of the best barrel aged beers I have had. very nice and I wish this was as readily available like dragon’s milk.
Wolfenkopf (173) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This old man’s a badass. Aroma is thick with the single malt scotch’s barrel age to the point of overpowering, but the overall aroma is intoxicating by itself with a smoky, roasty malt brilliance. Head is amber and the brew itself is a deep golden brown. The taste is heavily muscled with roasty malts and scotch. Finishes on the palate like a shot of old Glenfiddich. This is definitely an evening ending monster. A fantastic concoction.
jdskinns (204) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 bottle. Pours a dark copper, brown color with a white head that goes away quickly. Aroma is whiskey, oak, vanilla, and quite sweet. Wow, this smells good. Taste is malty and oak, with a little bit of bourbon coming through. Very warming. Texture is thin and a little sticky. Nice finish. I look forward to this one every year.
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2010 Appearance - Pours a dark ruby, thin head dissipates quickly. Smell - bourbon right off the top, and the dark cherries are prominent. Taste - Wow, you can REALLY taste the BOURBON. In fact, that’s about all I can taste. Palate - Dry, bourbon and water. Medium bodied. Overall - I wish I didn’t buy a 4-pack. If you love bourbon then you might love this beer. I do like bourbon, but this is not what I was expecting. ***UPDATE*** What a difference 3 days makes. I drank this tonight as my 4th beer. Already buzzed, this tasted pretty damn good! A bit maltier than last time. Weird... I upgraded the ratings to reflect my newfound appreciation.