anthony850 (433) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Yard of Ale. Great malty flavor with a smooth bourbon taste.
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Dal9000 (399) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At DLM. pours caramel color with no head. Aroma of caramel and slight cherries? Taste of sweet roasted malt with an upfront caramel and a hint hint of cherries.
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MattH (714) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle for $4.59 at Bottles and Bins in Monterey, CA. Aroma is very sweet and includes oak, peat and dark fruit. Flavor is very sweet and includes caramel and dark cherry. Body is medium and mouthfeel is slightly sticky. Level of carbonation is low. Definitely a sipper of a beer. I think 4 to 6 ounces of this is a good amount to drink.
Fujimo2000 (47) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Amber almost bourbon color. Smell is bourbon, and the taste mimics. Since Iím a bourbon fan, it is a great sipping beer. Expected a big alcohol finish but it didnít happen. Very nice warming beer.
ljthiessen (969) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a ruby hue and a thin tan head. Aroma is caramel, bread, chocolate, bourbon. Taste is much the same - caramel, chocolate, bread, vanilla, coconut. Dessert-like, yet not too sweet. Absolutely delicious.
tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At first whiff, I was certain the whiskey would dominate and I would not like this. Iím not a fan of whiskey of any kind, so the whole bourbon-barrel-aging craze is something of an anathema to me.
However... having now got into my 3rd 4-pack of this stuff, I keep coming back for more. Pours a dark mahogany with a thin off-white top and some nice lacing. Aroma is dominated by whiskey, but smoothed out by malt and caramel. Flavor is similar in that whiskey dominates, but even more so the malty goodness rounds things out with a nice sweetness. Above all, this is one of the smoothest-sipping beers Iíve ever had. The creamy mouthfeel, and ease with which this swallows is amazing.
I suspect that were this not put in a bourbon barrel, it could possibly be by far my favorite scotch ale.
Nsanders (886) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Nova. Brown with a thin ring. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, brown sugar and a little alcohol. Medium sweetness with a dry oak flavor. Lighter body with a soft bubbly feel.
Ernest (7031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), with notes of sawdust, bourbon / corn syrup, brown sugar, alcohol, cardboard, sherry, cherry.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, heavily alcoholic.
A rough, clumsy, bruiser of a beer. Lots of raw wood in the nose, like a fresh-sawn 2x4 or a pile of its sawdust. The rest is mostly alcohol, oxidation, and caramel, but itís not unpleasant...just very limited and simple. Almost unbearably sweet and syrupy and quite hot in the afterburn. So, yeah, basically Top 50 material by beer bro standards.
Rune (9998) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
100ml draught at Taphouse, many thanks to Ungstrup. Shiny naked black surface. Near-black body. Inviting aromas of dried fruits, liquorice and smoked malts. Jam-like taste of dark and dried fruits, black malts and smoke, Nicely roasted ending with a twist of bourbon warming down the throat. Full bodied. Tasty (Copenhagen 16.11.2015).
BRW (1747) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ale&Hop. Copper colour with off white head. Bourbon and caramel aroma. Sweet, bourbon, wood, vanilla, caramel, malt, nuts taste. Medium to full body.