brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange pour with a white head. Banana, pear, and apple on the nose. Lots of sugar, alcohol, and some vanilla. Bourbon, brown sugar, and oak. Big time bourbon flavor. Booze, oak, vanilla, and brown sugar. Caramel, banana, apple, and pear. Intensely sweet and a bit on the hot side, but not bad.
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at H24, Pugafest 2013. Low haze golden pour. Weak foam. Nose is heavy estery, big yellow apple, caramel dipped apple, Taste is sweet, heavy carbonation, caramel apple. Way too sweet. Mild tart apple.
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Yeast and oak aroma with light bourbon. Yeast and malt flavor with light banana and light spice. Medium bodied. Yeast and malt lingers with light banana and light spice.
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is initially fruity, but later the bourbon comes on long & strong. This is interesting. Lots of fruit, mostly orange but tons of bourbon as well and a bit of old paint feel as well. An ever-changing beer, which changes my opinion from sip to sip. Overall, quite tasty, just a tad too noticeable in alcohol content.
JohnnyJ (4081) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium dark golden pour, with a white head. Bourbon, dark fruit, light vanilla, belgian yeast, tartness, and fruity esters. Ok.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Albany Taproom. It pours a very cloudy burnt orange color with an off white head. The aroma is butterscotch, vanilla, apricots and golden raisins. The flavor has a huge bourbon, vanilla and wood influence with some caramel, tart apricot and butterscotch. The finish is overpowering with lots of alcohol and vanilla. Not terrible, but probably not something I’d order again.
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Newport Pizza in OB. Hazy medium orange golden with a one finger off-white head, fair retention. Reminds me of Allagash Curieaux, which is not a bad comparison. Has less of the hot Jack Daniels boozy notes, though. Fruity yeasty pear, tinge of citrus, moderate caramel and even some light grape, bourbon barrels and a bit of vanilla oak backing. Flavor follows, good amount of pear, nice desserty creme brulee bourbon vanilla caramel notes. No hops to speak of. Semi-dry with bitterness peaking at a 2.not too barrely, as a few of their offerings have been. Pretty tasty. I like it more than Curieaux.
beersearcher (2295) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the Beer Belly - One Night Stand. Pours a dark amber with hints of red. Aroma is faintly Belgian-esque with spice notes. The taste is quite dry like a white wine. Getting some grape tannin notes as well. Goes through a progression of flavors.
JoeTheYounger (1127) - Claremont, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap for hangars 5th anniversary. Golden pour with tiny head. Aroma faint bourbon and spice. Taste is lots of oak with a hint of Belgian esters and a touch of vanilla. Good stuff.
Getbetter (722) - Cucamonga, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a tap at the brewery.This beer is a dark yellow.The taste is tart,very strong bourbon , and a bananna note.Its ok and Ill probably just trade my bottle.