drpimento (2152) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
MMmmmm, baby, baby - canít get enough of your beer babe. Luxuriant. Poured with fine creamy, light tan head and good lace. Color is cured cherry wood. Aroma is vanilla, sweet cherries, malt, caramel, and brandy. Flavor is sweet, a hint of roastiness, Texture is velvety with fine carbonation. Some alcohol in the finish which is fairly long and sweet with a tinge of bitterness at the very end. Not a session beer although an excellent beer.
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours the color of rootbeer with a tan head. The first flavor that jumps out at you is butterscotch which is followed by a little wood and some caramel. Overall a very tasty beer.
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep obsidian color with a slight head that quickly diminishes. Aroma is bourbon, malt, vanilla, and molasses. Taste is a good combination of vanilla, mollasses and bourbon. Finishes relatively smooth with an easy combination.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a darkish brownish color with a little white head. Aroma was caramel, malts and alcohol. Flavor was whisky, bread, and toffee. Very thick. Some bitter in the finish. Decent beer.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty damn good. For as potent as this brew is, it is highly sessionable in the winter. Just ask me. 8 of these bad boys in one night.......hilarity ensued. Now, where can I get some more Kentucky Breakfast for a side by side comparo?
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Hazy, muddy reddish-brown pour with a very thin off-white head. Bourbon vanilla aroma, molasses, brown sugar, and booze. Creamy and rich vanilla flavor upfront and very sweet malt in the back of the throat. Moderate alcohol warming. The oak is present as well. This is really hardly a scotch ale given the oak bourbon barrel flavor that is so overpowering over anything that resembles a scotch ale. It is, however, a damn fine beer.
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is boozy mix of whiskey and rotting wood. appearance is nearly opaque with bruised ruby edges. flavor is nearly foremost roast sweetness and some esters of black cherry, mixed berry, perhaps stone fruits as well. surprising given the huge nose...however those elements seep into the taste immediately thereafter with a blast of woody booze. damp chocolate comes to visit yet later. soft silky mouthfeel even long before it warms.
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pored a hazy reddish brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, carmel, oak, plum, figs and molasses. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of bourbon, molasses, carmel, vanill, oak, plum and fig with a smooth dry warming lingering fruity bourbon finish. Very enjoyable beer, wish I could get this one regularly!
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very attractive ruby brown color with a substantial head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of bourbon, fruit, vanilla increasing as it warms, and some alcohol apparent. In the mouth it is less impressive, giving off too much alcohol (not particularly warming) with a relatively blah malt foundation supplemented by the bourbon & wood dimensions. It strikes me that this is a fairly "pure" exercise in taking a plain beer and giving it a dose of bourbon barrels, which isnít bad at all, but it is fairly plain or unidimensional. Ten years ago this would have been a revolution; now it is just a beer some people might like, and others might find it a big crass.
lefossoyeur (444) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful dark copper topped by a thin beige head. Slight notes of caramel and vanilla on the first nose. Big, full body with an intense, yet smooth, attack of butterscotch, followed by sweet caramel, vanilla with just enough bitterness to balance the whole thing. Slight minerality in the aftertaste, almost salty. The bourbon does not overpower the beer in this one but rather blend all the taste together. Very well done beer.
PS: Went pretty well with a salty sheep cheese from the Pyrenees (Ostari)...