htnicholas (49) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very fruity with overtones of banana and cherries and caramel. The head had a definite bourbon aroma and taste. Not much head lifetime or
Resilience but it's a really complex barley wine style golden ale.
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dwyerpg (4637) - 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.
Baadnewsbear (17) - - MAY 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
5-19-13 from the tap room in Redlands.
Pours a hazy golden color with little to no head. Lots of bubbles. Smells of bourbon and spices, some yeast and carmel. Taste is a light sour, plum, cherries, bourbon, vanilla, and maybe some tart fruit like cranberries or passion fruit. Mouthfeel was on the heavier side but very smooth for an 11.9% beer. Overall, this beer is a delightful addition to the barrel roll series. Bought a bottle to save for 5 years, lets see how long that last!
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ST247 (399) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample thanks to Kraddel. Pours cloudy amber with quicklyfading head. Fruity aroma, apple, cider. Taste is sweet, apple, caramel, hints of bourbon Nice one.
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, 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.
iowaherkeye (2696) - 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.
kraddel (3616) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thnx to Geoffrey .
Pours rather clear blonde, small fast fading white foam .
Smell is cider ( ? )
Taste is apple, cider ( seriously, wtf ? ) and a bit of oak. Hints of bourbon . Very nice
beersearcher (2382) - 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.
Jeffjuergens (10) - - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This fruity, complex ale evolved over time to its present state – hence the name, Slow Roll. In November, we began it as a Belgian-style golden ale. We then racked the beer into bourbon barrels. Six months later, our anniversary beer is ready to perform. Admire the light copper color in your glass. Take in the aromas of pear, banana, and spice, with gentle oak and caramel notes. The first sip will reveal even more nuance, with soft caramel and bourbon in the background. It starts very effervescent, followed by a dry finish. We invite you to celebrate with us and enjoy Slow Roll, a limited edition bottling of our Fifth Anniversary ale.
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours light amber with a white head. Treacle aroma. Med + body. Flavor is bourbon/vanilla and treacle. Brown sugar. Finishing on the sweet side, but not very. Not bitter. Moderate bourbon/treacle finish. Seems to have aged long enough to smooth down the bourbon. Very tasty.