emacgee (3748) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one and I was pleasantly surprised. Clean soft golden amber pour with one finger of creamy off white head. Nose is super interesting and very hard to describe. Lots of ’candy-ish’ character with sharp vanilla/bourbon from the Makers Mark barrels. Definitely fruity, I’m guessing the figs but can’t say for sure. Flavor is also very interesting, wonderful blend of vanilla and sharp oak from the flavor with a moderate sweetness. A hint of coconut finds its way through. Medium body with a dry/oaky finish and warming alcohol.
HourGlass13 (20) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This may very well be the bomb. It has a whiskey taste right off the bat. Very fruity and complex. I would use this as a desert beer, or just sip it on a cold afternoon.
TURDFERGUSON (3759) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at beer study Xmas night. Nose is fairly fruity, earth, light booze. Flavor shows some more fruit, light spice, tobacco, and booze. A little thin on the palate with medium to heavy sweetness.
freekyp (1452) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This palate wrecker oozes of bourbon and dried fruit. Thick and viscous with a sweet profile barely tempered by hops. A fine dessert beer. Marachino cherries anyone?
OldGrowth (2348) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at Foundation. Good aroma, sweet. Clean brownish orange color, no head or lace. Sweet spice flavor. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Fun beer, not sure I could have a lot of it, fairly sweet in aroma and flavor. Get the fig, not sure about the chestnut. Fun beer if nothing else.