Ughsmash (7252) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 bottle. Poured hazy sunset orange with pretty much no head sticking around. The aroma picked up lots of sweet, aggressive, decadent bourbon with caramel, vanilla, and a little maple beneath.. slightly off-putting medicinal overtones.. I enjoyed the bourbon, but the rest really didnít come together. The flavor found molasses, maple, and vanilla at the core, with the same aggressive bourbon (plus related peppery character) laced throughout.. finished hot with mostly bourbon character. Thick and syrupy on the palate with very low carbonation.. coating.. left a long, building bourbon burn down the throat into the belly (with some oxidation).. hot overall.. this just didnít do it for me.
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Sweet sweet bourbon, dark fruits, caramel malts, and hints of vanilla. Big, rich, and delicious. Thanks to Max for sharing this one.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 Bottle thanks to Max at Brianís suprise birthday tasting. Pours amber with barely any head. Aroma is slight booze, caramel and dark fruits (raisins and plums). Taste is toffee, belgian candy sugar, sweet fruits and subtle bourbon. Lots of sweetness all around. Bourbon notes are very smooth and not overpowering. Good stuff.
Travlr (14457) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of womencantsail, thank you sir! Cloudy golden amber color, thick off white head with good retention. Aroma of rich vanilla, stonefruit. Taste is prunes, plums, raisins, vanilla, butterscotch. Very tasty.
ericdevin (962) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 16 Tons Taphouse, part of WBBF. Pours a medium golden color. Aroma is sweetness, barnyard funk, attic mustiness and smoke. Body is lively, finish is sweet, with booze really rolling in waves, warming not overwhelming.
ineedbeer (970) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very bourbon forward with a lot of vanilla an coconut notes. Really nice caramel and toffee notes with some treacle. Faint chocolate and roast along with some toast. Some raisin, prune and plum. Bits of alcohol also noticeable.
Pours flat except for a few loose bubbles that quickly disappear. Cloudy, hazy, copper-brown color. No head or lacing to describe and no legs really either.
Flavor is dominated caramel malt displaying itself with some fruit notes - raisin, plums and prunes. Light chocolate and roast notes along with toasted bread. Moderately strong bourbon and barrel character with a lot of vanilla, coconut and almond. Significant, but well balanced alcohol heat and spice in the finish. This beer is dominated by the bourbon barrel character in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with absolutely no carbonation. Medium low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall a good beer, but without carbonation it is completely lacking in depth. Really nice malt character and bourbon notes, but the carbonation makes it a bit muddled.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Vaiz (3709) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Hazy copper pour. Aroma is smooth spicy fruity, pine, bourbon, creamy and very complex. Flavor is very smooth, perfect balance. Lovely brew with the bourbon barrel aging perfectly done. Extremely well done integration between the different flavor aspects of this brew. Piece of art.
dEnk (4134) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Aroma starts out with huge bourbon, some fruits and hops. Flavour is big bourbon, yet not overpowering, oak vanilla and fruits complement the palate. LRAB.
DrSilverworm (7789) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a 12oz bottle, thanks to RBer who shared it at the hotel after DLD 2013. Mostly hazy amber color. Good thin white head. Decent bits of lace. Nice baked apple, vanilla aroma. Some toasty malt. French toast? Very nice. Super smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Moderate bitter, decent bite in the finish. Lightly spicy. Solid stuff. Tastes a little hot, but nice still. Satisfyingly complex.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown with no head at all, completly flat... Ho well. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, small vanilla notes. Taste is all about malts, definitly caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, some tobaco leaves, oak. Full body mouthfeel. This would have been really great with some carbonation. Hope to find another with some so i can give it another shot. Still enjoyable.