GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red-brown pour with a dark beige head. Aroma is slight bourbon and roasted malt. Taste is bourbon, oak and roasted malt. Tasty beer. The bourbon overpowers the brown ale.
Travlr (20945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at GTMW 2015. Deep brown color, thin beige head. Aroma of vanilla, booze, cocoa. Taste has vanilla, whiskey, coffee. Sweet stuff.
drowland (7870) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub, June 2014. I used to love the Templeton Rye BA version, so I was excited for this... but was disappointed. Okay brew, but meh. Dark brown pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. A wisp of barrel in the aroma, light bourbon, otherwise nutty, a bit of chocolate and roastiness. Mild barrel in the flavor, a touch harsh, nutty, doughy pale malts, caramel, a bit of chocolate, starting to lean towards a slight tart finish. Hopefully not infected. Eh.
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewery, pours a very dark brown with a thin brown head, the aroma has a pretty good amount of roast and chocolate, the barrel isnít really there at all on the nose, the flavor has some roast and chocolate at first with a hint of bourbon in the finish, kind of had a sour tang to it as well that really threw me off, pass.
RobertDale (5263) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 ounce can. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, and chocolate. Taste is bourbon, malt, chocolate, vanilla, and some fruit. Interesting.
drywallman (358) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the 8 pack can assortment from Hy-Vee in Rock Island. Pours dark red/brown with a short lasting head (beige). Malt is caramel with a slightly sugary chocolate note balanced by an herbal hop mix. The 7% ABV is hidden well by this mix. Yeast influence is not real noticeable. I recommend this.
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small head.
The aroma is roasty and vanilla forward with some light oak and chocolate notes.
The flavor is sweet, itís got some coconut and bourbon, itís roasty and had a bit of licorice about it.
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown appearance with a lingering tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, chocolate and caramel, Similar flavor, medium sweetness with a light fruity tang. Medium body, creamy and smooth. Complex and tasty.
keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A strange brew. Pours like a coke with a small head. The aroma has bourbon and some fruit. The fruit comes thru in the taste with a lot of bourbon and a bit of sourness.
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, 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.