pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7-11-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to ford9719
Thick dark brown pour with a decent ivory head. Smell is berries and bourbon with some bold vanilla in there. Flavor is nice bourbon with a nice finish of ... well... more bourbon. Low carbonation but thick and almost creamy. Drinkable but not too much more to it than big bourbon.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer with very little head. Sweet toffee, some noticeable wood, a hint of dates, and obvious alcohol is what I smell. I taste Oak first and foremost with just a bit of bourbon and a whole lot of caramel and toffee sweetness. Maybe some dark fruitiness at the end. Solid.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in trade from ford9719. Thanks dude!
Pours a nice solid very dark reddish brown with a smallish beige head. Smell is very nice bourbony, vanilla maltiness with maybe a touch of peatiness, but not even sure on that. Taste is bourbony, with dark fruits and sticky malts with vanilla and oak in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium with light to moderate carbonation. Ever so slightly warming as it goes down, but with no burn. I liked this a lot more than I expected to. Pretty good beer.
jake65 (2446) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Ruby mahoghany poour with a modest sandy colored head. Oak and bourbon permeate the nose with a little dark fruit and some malty sweetness. Mostly bourbon... Flavor is big with bourbon, malty, cookie dough, and bits of prunes/vinous fruits. Light citrus hops. Smooth and enjoyable, but a little overdone on the barrel notes. Thanks Ughsmash.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8.7% abv bottle by way of bgburdman9... pours a slightly hazed reddish brown with a cafe au lait head. small webs of lacing are left on the retreat. smells like brown sugar sweetened bourbon... oak, toffee, bitter and a mild sourness. moderate sweetness on the palate. the bourbon element is not hot at all, more of the pure flavor mixed with milk chocolate, caramel, golden raisins, soft vanilla oakiness, spice and a bit of alcohol (from the beer not the bourbon) on the finish. the medium body leaves a bit of stickiness on the lips but a rather watery mouth feel.
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crimson red edges surround a brown center. A small cashew-colored head sits on top of the beer but leaves little lacing in its wake. Nice syrupy nose with hints of molasses, caramel, vanilla and oak. Flavor includes both raisin and fig, along with toffee and alcohol. Not a bad beer but not on par with some of their other offerings.
BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2010 i do not get it, to me this is really not beer, an ale, a scotch ale even like it. it is bourbon (really tasting more like cognac) and seltzer or something of the like. the usual comments regarding beer flavor just do not apply here as the aformentioned flavor completely takes charge. perhaps a bit clever but overall a redundant drink as cognac has been invented already. smooth and buttery with a touch of vanilla. over the top alcohol and acidy eehhh. on the re-rate done during the holidays uuuhh this is pretty good cognac flavors cherry alcohol abit syrupy...change of season, change of thought.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a murky ruby brown coor with a creamy khaki colored head. Nose of vanilla, butter cream, bourbon, caramel and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is soft and velvety. Initial taste of vanilla and bourbon which dominate the mouth. Mid palate of caramel and nuts. Finishing with continuing bourbon, strong oakiness warming alcohol, and balancing bitter hops. Although the flavor was not very complex it was well rounded and robust making it very enjoyable. Palate duration is above average. Medium body. Good head retention and spot lacing of the glass.
bdigital (652) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark mahogany pour with no head. Strong caramel malts, vanilla, oak/bourbon nose...some dark fruity esters. Medium-light body with a slight creaminess on the finish...flavors of dark malts, caramel, light brown sugar and a very mild, sweet bourbon oak tone. Pretty good.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled with Mad_indian. Pours copper/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of bourbon and roasted malts. the flavor is sweet, vanilla, oak, bourbon, and a nice alcohol burn to boot.