PartyFowle (457) - - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Tarnished copper in hue and murky -- opaque in the middle giving up golden highlights at the edges. A thin, silky tan head. Buttery, oaky nose: cooking butter, sweet cherry, brandy, a splash of vanilla, toffee. Sweet, rich and complex, the nose goes back and forth between barrel- forward and fruit-forward. The flavor is an earth, alcohol, dark fruit blend. Woody, with smooth vanilla and a touch of grass up front. The swallow delivers plum, fig and cherry. A bit boozy.Fairly thick, medium-full body. Alcohol is a beefcake, bringing numbness and heat in the nose. I like that I can really taste the bourbon, which is missing from many BA quads. Oak, spirit and fruity beer notes blend wonderfully. Turn down the heat and we have a winner.
hockey9930 (148) - - APR 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like muddy water. Smells of dark fruits like raisins and prunes. Very strong alcohol smell. Upfront raisens and prunes dominant the taste. After that you get hit with a strong taste of bourbon. Has a lingering alcohol aftertaste.
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Funkwerks.
Hazy medium amber, thin beige head.
Oaky, spicy aroma, ripe fruits, vanilla, bananana, toffee, caramel.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid bitterness, balanced CO2.
Oaky, fruity taste, caramel, vanilla, toffee, tannins.
Slightly cloying, but quite nice. (2014-04-06)
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bourbon barrel aging comes through in the vanilla, but the star of the show is the deep malty base in this viscous beer. Picked up the bottle on a trip through Ft. Collins in 2013.
Travlr (15104) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Birch & Barley. Clear golden ruby color. Aroma of rich vanilla and butterscotch. Taste is dry chocolate covered caramel and vanilla. Very nice.
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SirADNielsen, thanks Aaron! Pours a cloudy brownish orange color with minimal head. Bourbon, vanilla, slight fruity aromas. Solid, but not spectacular barrel aged beer.
maley1 (871) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Cloudy amber orange pour with small off white head. Aroma of oranges, apricots, caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Taste of dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Full bodied, lower carbonation, long bourbon finish.
Iphonephan (4047) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle served at the Funkwerks beer dinner at Birch and Barley, DC. Pours a murky dark brown with an ecru head. Flavors of caramel, raisins, vanilla and oak. Sweet finish.
crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Not a style I particularily prefer with bourbon. It is like a bourbon old fashoned.
Concealer (912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Cloudy orange amber with thin amber head. Aromas of orange, Bourbon, malt, spice and caramel. Flavor is the same, sweet and orange. Medium to full bodied.