potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep mahogany color with small tanish head. Aroma of cherries, bourbon and wood with notes leather and wet leaves. Taste is pretty sweet and ends lightly bitter. Medium to heavy bodied (more towards heavy) with oily and very dry finish.
thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is deffinatly bourbon with some smoke in there plus a nice cherry. Flavor is great! Lots of bourbon-scotch with a mild alcohol burn on the tounge. If i would not know any better i would think i was drinking a mild scotch rather than a beer. deffinatly well crafted and something to slow sip on a cold winter night.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 11/28/2009 Source:Once Apon a Vine - Northside) Aged in oak Bourbon barrel. Bourbon dark fruitiness oak in aroma. Clear very dark amber with small lacy tan head. Bourbon vanilla toasty oak. Lightly astringent with some alcohol warming. Finish is dry and moderately bitter. Quite tasty.
yamar1221 (40) - USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straight scotch, bourbon, and oaky tones burst on the dark, amber brown pour. Light, stony khaki head with a medium to heavy body. Very creamy smooth carbonation with a wonderful smoky caramel flavor with a light boozy bitter aftertaste.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome just even on the initial pour with a nice dark red color. Strong and even more strong bourbon and oak on the nose. I can also smell vanilla, caramel and cream in there as well. Definitely a full bodied brew. Smooth mouth feel. I taste bourbon, slight oak, caramel, cream in there too. Fantastic beer. Small amount of head really but no big deal with this type of beer.
obguthr (3912) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bourbon nose. Brown with an amorphous collection of sediments, thin lacing head. Unabashed bourbon flavor but with a nice cherry cordial edge. Alcohol noxious. Too much bourbon for me, but uniquely done.
Finhead (1194) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark red to brown pour with small off-white head. The nose is slightly fruity with hints of cherries and grapes, but the dominant smell is the bourbon whiskey. The taste packed with alcohol, but has a medium sweetness from the fruit notes. The body is full flavored with an oily texture and soft feel. The finish is long and smooth with a strong whiskey warmth.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on 11/28/2009 from Once Upon a Vine - North. Mostly clear deep amber body with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head. Sweet oak and caramel aroma with some vanilla hints. Sweet caramel, vanilla, oak, and light fruit flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a lightly cloudy kind of dark cider color with a small off white head. Aroma is very oaky, very bourbon forward which I love. Lots of malts, very fruity with cherries and a nice vanilla character. Flavor is awesome, very very woody, bourbon, so woody, vanilla almond, cherries and other dark fruits. Finishes a tiny bit boozy which keeps it from a ten because it takes away a bit of the malt and fruits, but still, excellent all around flavor. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation. I really dig this beer
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a glimmering dark cherry stained brown with a frothy topping of small tan bubbles. nose is sweet with vanilla , bourbon and oak as well as having sharp alcoholic edge with underlying chocolate and toffee. After a while and strangely enough, the nose starts exhibiting a young garlic characteristic. Flavors are soft, sweet, creamy, and painted with vanilla and essence of bourbon. I get waves of those caramel candies with the soft sugary white centers and even big red chewing tobacco. Hop levels seem vibrant but not over powering, yet possibly a little green. There’s a touch of hotness in the mouth, but its not overly distracting. Doesn’t seem as refined as I was hoping..would think about aging one but i have a feeling the body would thin out more than is desirable, but who knows.