MartinVanBeer (112) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a really great beer! Molasses, caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, roasted nuts, old bread, hay, banana, raisin, plums, dates, oak, bourbon... complex and smooth.
Danyel (1047) - Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with red hues, off-white head. Aroma is strong vanilla, bourbon, sweet figs and prunes, dark fruits, wood. Taste is very smooth, lots of bourbon, silky, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, long bourbon finish. Overall, super enjoyable. Very well made.
SG111 (159) - - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 2014. Pours a brown chocolate color like the bottle itself. Minimal head. Some lacing that trickles down. Aroma is tons of bourbon, there’s some caramel, some toffee, vanilla, maybe a little bit of fruit, and oh yea pretty boozy. Flavor is toffee, caramel, bourbon (surprise surprise), sweetness. Really good. Medium carbonation. Just a great beer.
smroush (37) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is a dark but somewhat coppery brown. Almost no head.
The aroma is very interesting - some breads malt aromas, but also a hint of some peaty scotch. Also some clear oak notes giving it some spice.
The taste shows some distinct sweetness and enough bitterness to provide some good balance.
Palate shows medium to full body, a bit of oiliness and carbonation. The finish is long and complex with carbonation, sweetness, oiliness and the oak and peat.
This is a quite good beer; definitely recommend it!
hman43 (381) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a dark amber with a light brown head that leaves lacing as it dissipates. It has the aroma of cherries with strong scotch and a bit of caramel. The first taste that hit are those of caramel and roasted malts then the strong flavor of scotch with cherries. It’s a bit potent on the kick, but other than that a n excellent scotch ale.
HourGlass13 (111) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours clear caramel color with little to no head. Aroma is maple syrup and strong aroma of bourbon and booze. You feel this one. The taste is buttery and rich yet sweet and caramel with some earthy spice in the mix. Well balanced and very good.
Barnoloid (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour. Wow. This is a wow beer! The color is a deep red/caramel tone with a thin-medium creamy head. Oaky and caramel, english toffee notes dominate the nose. The base beer, Dirty Bastard, is a classic Founders offering but this barrel aged version ramps up the flavor profile to 11. There are blended tones of vanilla, cherry/dried fruit and rich caramel all adding up to a complex, deep, woody ale. A phenomenal beer that shows incredible restraint on the booziness - this strikes me as one to enjoy fresh. Such complexity that demands your attention at each sip. Goes down smoothly, with a balanced body that has the perfect full feel without being sticky or too thick. A (single) malt lover’s dream.
akoeninger (477) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an amazing beer, a rich earthy sweet aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit. Taste is deep, rich, complex and sweet. Bourbon, all kinds of malt, dark fruit, hints of spice and peat. Full bodied and just awesome.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Handypaul (243) - - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a forthy beige head that’s mostly lasting but leaves no lace. Perfumy aroma and caramel. Bold flavors of bourbon, smoke, oak and alcohol. But the bourbon and alcohol aren’t overpowering and are congruent together. Well balanced and nicely done.
Terminus (3272) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Oasis pub on Halloween 2014
Pours very dark brown hue with a nice tan head with good lacing. Nose is full of bourbon, caramel malts, and lite earthy notes. Flavors are sublime-lots of bourbon however, doesnt mask the beer underneath. Lots of caramel, lite cookie and earthy notes. Huge body-wish i took better notes on this one. I was having too much fun with 3 of my best hometown friends when drinking this one. I havent had this beer in 7 yrs and i never rated it back then.