waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewery. deep, thick brown pour with thin head and lacing. caramel, oak, toffee, dark fruit aroma. rich. light oak. awesome malt body. a bit mellow. I prefer the original
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the Great Divide tap room on 9/26/09... pours a deep red / brown... some oak and dark fruit in the aroma... but not as strong as I would like... nice medium body with some more oak... The barrel aging gives the base beer a nice touch, but overall I feel this lacks a bit and is fairly one dimensional...
IrishBoy (3820) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the RateBeer Party at GABF! It’s first rating! Nose of oak, vanilla, floral hops, dark fruit, toffee, and a slight hint of bourbon. Hazy brown with a medium beige, glass lacing head. Flavor of oaky vanilla, toffee, toastiness, and a light bitter hint. Very weel done the bourbon is nice and light and doesn’t overpower the ale’s flavors.