drowland (6287) - Valdosta, 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 (2597) - 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 isn’t 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 (3784) - 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 (334) - 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 (3400) - 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, it’s got some coconut and bourbon, it’s roasty and had a bit of licorice about it.
ajnepple (2723) - Conifer, 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 (2786) - 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 (7104) - 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 (1506) - 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 (290) - 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 it’s covered up. I had higher hopes.