JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Founders Cellar Raid on 1/29/16. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malt and booze. Sweet malt flavor with a boozy finish.
bigtaster (896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Founder’s, light yellow amber color, no head whatsoever. Nose has vanilla whiskey, caramel. Body is light with very light carbonation, slightly sweet throughout, finish is whiskey and tons of vanilla. Better than I remember it being the first time. It’s definitely something different, and would only recommend to someone who enjoys whiskey.
SpongeRuiner (1103) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. A bright very clear gold color. A bright white thin head. A very light hopped nutty aroma. Full hopped bitterness. Slight strength. Not very flavorful surprisingly. It’s decent. Maybe a too hard of an attempt.
Hawthorne (4) - - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look at it this way: a PBR with a shot of whiskey is the poor man’s version of this delicious beer.
Thin lacing with a clear, straw colored body.
Smells of sweet liquor, bread.
The bourbon sweetness dominates, but notes of hops and toast nicely compliment the bourbon. Thin mouthfeel, but the complex flavors make up for it. I hope they bottle this someday.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark golden with shiny off white head. Aromatic nose. Sweet malty
Mellow barreled texture.
Notes of corn and whiskey.
i don’t know about their claim on the future of B.A beers but its tastes like a good pale + whiskey so no complaints
Travlr (20337) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Clear very pale yellow color, white head. Aroma of nicely floral lemon. Taste is boozy hard liquor, the kind you drink out of a paper bag. Or so I’ve heard.
jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft Sample @ Brewvival 2014. Amber pour with a modest white head. Very boozy, aggressive nose. Wood and toffee. The flavor’s pretty unique. Booze-steeped poppyseed cake. Rum raisin. Toffee and a bit of vanilla. Full and rich. Sort of all over the place.
NikkTwist (2569) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hard to tell by the light in here but appears to be a hazy yellow gold pour. Started with a large foamy head. Lots of oaky vanilla bourbon flavors. Watery tropical fruit juices fill most of the body. Watermelon. Guava. Mango. Peaches. White cherries. Cotton candy. Not too sweet though. Slight spicy finish. Unusual.
crossovert (10910) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber pour, frothy lacing. Smell is swwwt bourbon and vanilla. Flavor is a bit hot. Definitely a pale ale underneath. Interesting.
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - pours a bright yellow . Sweet oak aromas . Taste is mostly bourbon and faint bitterness . Ok .