chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2 ounce bottle that was in my cellar -- no date found on the bottle -- but I believe this was 1-2 years old. Poured into a Founders snifter/tulip glass. Muddy dark brown, thin head recedes quickly. Big notes of bourbon, alcohol and a little rum. That’s pretty much all I smell. Starts with a little alcohol and malty sweetness. Some dark fruity flavors mix in with just a bit of tartness. Beer finishes with a little sourness notes. Medium to full bodied, some carbonation provides a tingly feeling in the mouth.
Overall a little disappointed -- not sure if the beer just doesn’t age well, but the tart sour notes were a bit unpleasant and I would think unintentional.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clearish brown pour. A bit of tan head.
Aroma and flavor are VERY heavy on the whiskey - a bit too much for my taste to be honest. This is one of the biggest bourbon bombs I’ve ever had - to the point where it tastes less like beer and more like liquor to me. Not bad, but not my favorite by any means.
It does have a very nice smooth mouthfeel, but overall not something I’m going to be seeking out again.
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong but wonderful scotch forward nose with smoke and caramel undertones. Clear amber color, little head. Heavily sweet with a very mildly bitter back of tongue bite. You could session this, if you want to end up passed out in a snowbank.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle(s) from Illini08. a somewhat murky brown with a fast fading head, little lace. aroma is all about the barrel with oak, vanilla, a hint of smoke and of course the bourbon. flavor is more of the same with some peat making an appearance. I’ve always liked a good scotch ale and this one fits the bill!
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably shouldn’t have cracked this 10.2 ABV monster so late in the night, but it’s been taunting me from the fridge for a while now. Sweet cherry malt and a light mintiness on the nose. Lots of wood and alcohol grows as it breathes. WOW what a great burst of unexpected fantastic flavors. The nose gives no hint of how much is going on in the glass. Big smooth nuttiness and alcohol. Malty creamy chocolate and deep cherry. Alcohol and vanilla and all around loveliness. Damn this is good. And BTW, I rated this before I read the bottle or description above.
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
26-09-10 bouteille provenant du kentucky (thanks to my boys): Couleur brun-rouge, limpide, tout en étant légèrement trouble avec quelques minuscules particules en suspension. Puissants aromes boisés de chenes et de vanille. Moyennement sucrée, légèrement amer et tres boisé. Je serais curieux de gouter a cette biere sans le vieillissement en fut de chenes. Elle est relativement douce en bouche, avec une légère effervescence et une finale moyennement astrigente. Offre des saveurs de fruits rouge avec une touche de miel, mais le boisé prend pratiquement toute la place. Tres bonne biere.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright ruby red, nose is super boozy. Tastes too much of whiskey, super dry, lacks amber character.
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy Sean. Fresh bourbon, slightly roasted malt, scotch, and light oak in the aroma. Peat-like taste with raisin alcohol notes. Malt and caramel come through more as it warms and the finish remains clean. Some sweet fruit noticeable just before the finish.
Mervby (1) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with a slight head. Sweet at first sip, with warm malts and slight caramel taste, then a bourbon and coffee finish. Definitely a sipping beer at 10.2%
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big nose, slight bourbon nose, vanilla oak, malty sweetness. Flavor is sweet malt, some caramel with hints of bourbon, a tinge of alcohol as it warms. A little thin in the mouth.