daknole (10009) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour, off white head. Pretty damn tasty. The hops and caramel malt backbone meld pretty well with the bourbon and oak from the barrels. Nice offering.
highibus (747) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at 1702 first barrel aged ipa. Had the raj before but the nose on this is awesome blend of hops and burbon. Hops come through on the flavor with a nice malt backbone. Finish is more the wood and borbon. Awesome.
DesertDevil (606) - Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap during the Four Peaks Local Fest at the Wilson tasting room. Sweet, rich nose of moderate bourbon, chewy toffee, a decent malt-heavy caramel tone, and just a touch of earthy hops. Pours a clear amber. Fairly mellow taste of bourbon and lightly roasted grains with a slight dirty-hop bitterness and a caramel candy flavor to finish. A solid beer, but the medium hoppiness from the normal Raj is sadly missing in this barrel-aged version.
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bourbon barrel version on tap at the brewery for a limited time. Reddish amber pour with no head. Lots of boozy flavor with the hops toned down too much. This version misses some of the things that make the original so good. I like the bourbon flavor, but miss the hops.