BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Nice very dark brown pour with a big frothy tan head. Whiskey and sour dark fruit on the nose, more on the taste - is this infected? Total fail.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. color is cola, clear, almost no head. big bourbon notes in the aroma, also hints of alcohol. flavor has more going on with nutty malts, raisin, plenty of bourbon. not bad, but i think the bourbon is a bit overly done.
djroehler (289) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pour is clear brown with red edges, medium mocha head. Aroma is bourbon heavy, some malt and nuttiness. Taste is massive bourbon and vinegar, some malt in the background, but itís covered up. I had higher hopes.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bourbon,oak,fruittiness,cocoa and carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, oak, light bourbon and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from johns grocery. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves some solid lacing in the glass. Sour on the nose south some bourbon notes. The bouton sourness really comes across on the tongue. Finsihes fairly clean. Itís good stuff. I like it.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 Unintentional or intentional, this one is quite sour and infected. Kind of has that leathery fruit sour tinged touch that so many whales have these days. Not really that good, so far out there that is hard to imagine what they might have intended. Not a fun beer to drink alone...but OK if you think of it as an Oud Bruin. An oddity and a presumed fluke.
Batch Two...can generously sent directly from the brewery. Opaque brown-black. Not much of a head...oily residue. Unfortunately still suffers from some sour, infected tones. Tolerable enough, caramel and brown malt with a slight sour tang. Uniquely balanced I suppose, but still a sub par product...donít worry about barrels until you can brew an uninfected beer.
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. "Our rich and nutty brown ale has been patiently aged for months in Cody Road bourbon barrels" Pours a deep mahagony brown color with a light tan head. Tart, cherry notes, roast, and some chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. The tart fruit notes hit you up front but then give way to a more full roast cherry chocolate flavor. Iím not the biggest fan of dark sours and this one isnít terrible but isnít stellar either. No real alcohol notes.
bnielsen13 (211) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, sour and malty. Flavor is sweet and malty with a little bit of funk and sour. Okay beer.
wlajwl (3479) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malts, mild sweetness and very strong fruit acidity from the barrels. The flavor is malts, mild sweetness and fruit acidity almost similar to a lambic into the finish. Reminiscent of their coffee ale where the coffee really dominated the flavor, this was dominated by the fruit acidity very strongly.
jmohno (994) - Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2013 Pours a dark mocha brown rich head creamy,good lace.Almost mahogony.
Aroma is bourbon,fruit and nuts,tart dark berry,chocolate,mineral,smooth,medium richness.
Malty smooth,brown ale,more porter like with a strong tart bourbon acidic taste to it..Peppery tart finish.More of a dry finish than the regular brown,because of the tartness,but still smooth.Strong tart bourbon acidic finish.Good beer,but worth as much as I paid? Well maybe a little discounted.Its still worth it though,very bourbon barelly.With the price I was assuming it was going to be a bigger abv,but no complaints on that,this proves everything doesnt have to be big without actually being big but can be percieved that way,Im possibly now just rambleing here.