tastybeer (1739) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy khuiljoebee, thanks! Pour is brown, tan head. Decent retention/no lace. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, sticky rolls, port notes. Taste is sweet, vanilla, bourbon, toffee, booze. Palate is soft carbonation, warming, sweet finish.
jtclockwork (8595) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white/light tan head. Nose and taste of brown sugar, toffee, caramel, bourbon, oak, rye, hop oils and vanilla. Full bodied.
dresden (884) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Thomas, this baby is massive aromas of barrel and bourbon. Taste is really boozy, oak, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit and more bourbon. Interesting to try but would be though to choke down alone!
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at H24, Pugafest 2013. Got a dreg pour on tap, but will probably try to nab a bottle of this at some point since I’m a new convert to Hammerhead. All sediment yeast pour, still nice head. Nose still comes through with excellent caramel and toffee blonde dessert. Taste is big cookie, fudge blondie, white chocolate. Rich body. Good hop balance. Fantastic.
Bacterial (1628) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy pour - slightly hoppy with lots of bourbon in the nose. Quite nice.
rxeight (1366) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at fauxbab, thanks BG. Amber pour. I got a lot of english malts, carmel, toffee, vanill and oak. Didnt get any bourbon, however i did have quite a few ba beers.
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky red brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, sherry, vanilla, bourbon, and alcohol. Taste of chewy dark fruits, big caramel malts, vanilla, fruit, some oxidation, and bourbony alcohol I the finish.
Damico (2613) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy amber with a smaller gray head. Aroma is thick sweet candy malts. Body is huge with big flavors of candy boozy malts, but not big heat.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a murky reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Big and burly with a lot of layered woodsy vanilla, toffee, with some booze on the finish. I enjoyed this beer.
jbeatty (1039) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10/11/2013. Deep brown pour, earthy, nearly maroon, frothy head dies to crema on the surface, thick lacing left behind. Aroma is rich, dark fruity maltiness, toffee fudge with mild hoppy edge, soft vanilla and round bourbon finish. Taste is caramel, toffee, chocolate with mild bitter roast, piney hops, bourbon finish with touch of vanilla. Thick, round body, bit of heat though pretty mellow for nearly 14%. Not overly complex, but solid.