bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy reddish brown with a lacy white head. Sweet toffee nut aroma, sweet caramel raisin taste that fades into grapefruit.
hopscotch (10214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown!… This beer rocks!… Murky amber ale with a small, fragile, off-white head. The aroma offers a wealth of caramel, vanilla, bourbon and pouch tobacco. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Vanilla, bourbon, toffee and caramel are the standout flavors. Mild acidity. Warm, but not hot - the bourbon component is not overbearing. Lengthy, caramely, warming finish. World class bottle of beer courtesy of JW77!
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a brownish dark maroon color, with a medium light beige head. Smells of rich bourbon, vanilla cream, caramel, dark fruits, and yeast. Really dug that nose. Awesome. The flavor was of Rich caramel cream and bourbon, with dark fruits, and malts balancing it out, so it wasnt overly hot or a bourbon bomb. Went down smooth as silk, and was extremely flavorful. Great barrel aging on this brew, as it seemed made just right for it. Bravo.
dchmela (2853) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy Ditmeir. Pours a dark browish toffee color with a thick tan head. Wonderful big aroma of bourbon, barrel, vanilla and spicy hops. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate and spicy hops. Complex and tasty, this was awesome.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle opened by JW77...thanks for sharing this gem Jon. Pours a nice dark brown colo with a light tan head. Aroma is damn nice...tons of bourbon, wood, vanilla, brown sugar, syrup and caramel. Flavor is full of sweet bourbon, oak, lots of vanilla, brown sugar...mmmm mmmm good!!
sunevdj (3516) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at TAR’s. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Smells of oak and vanilla. Very sweet with aromas of caramel and almond. Also hints of grains and nuts. Heavy aromas of alcohol. Aromas of cask wood and vanilla and hints of earth. Some residual sweetness towards the end with aromas of brown sugar. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Sweet and bitter finish with a hint of chalk.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the Bottle at the Brewery Room of the Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver 10/10/2008
Whisky aroma. Mid brown coloured smooth on the palate and very strong in alcohol with a bitter and slightly dry warming finish.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great beer. The pour is a clear dark brown with a bit of a tan head. The nose is wonderful chewy malts and big hops with a nice compliment from the bourbon barrel. All of the great Ruffian flavors are there and the booze and oak are just along for the ride. Full and rich with a dry alcoholic finish. I love this.
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks kan! pours dark amber, off white head. nose is bready, vanilla, and oak. flavors of oak, vanilla, caramel, slightly smokey finish. booze in there of course.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Sample Date: 6/6/2009 Source:Other) RB Richmond Gathering. Bottle 193/461 obtained at the brewery. Aroma of dark fruits and some wood, caramelized sugar, and hint of alcohol. Clear dark amber brown with small white head. Deep dark fruits, oak dark sugars, and hints of creosote in the flavor. Finish is dry and moderately bitter with whiskey and wood coming through. Fantastic.