portableparty (1953) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. bottle waxed and after about 10 minutes of prying cutting peeling and stabbing I finally removed enough wax to pry the cap off! Pours brown with dark amber highlights and a quick khaki soapy head that vanishes. Aroma has sweet bourbon booze scents some hidden dark fruit and malt and subtle vanilla. Taste is nice smooth bourbon wood and sweetness with malt more dark fruit and vanilla flavors with a little spice in the finish. Palate is thin to medium with a slick dry finish. Not a bad beer, but with the effort needed to open this sucker it should of been mind blowing!
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz bottle to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks Skyview). Looks solid; a semi-opaque amberish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes solid; malt and bourbon. Average on the palate. It could be a little more viscous, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint bottle from Atom, thanks Adam! Pours a hazed, deep amber-red colored body with a finger-width, dense, frothy and creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and wood with a bit of a buttered toffee and a light chocolate note. Flavor is similar. Caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and some dark fruits with a light chocolate, buttered toffee, and wood. Finishes rich and malty with a nice, smooth vanilla-bourbon note that slowly dries with some wood before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty straightforward, but solid beer. Malt forward with a nice vanilla-bourbon element as well as some dark fruits and a light wood. Nice one.
Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a medium head.
Aroma is strong bourbon and caramel. Hint of woody hop.
Bourbon flavour, thin body . Medium malt. Some cherry wood.
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ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
December 31, 2012 bottle from bvery. Brown pour with limited head. Bourbon, dark fruit and caramel in aroma and taste. Palate was medium bodied and relatively smooth. Thanks Brian!
BVery (6941) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Slightly murky slightly lighter cola pour with minimal head. Nice mild wood and bourbon aroma. Taste is a little less bold. Moderate to lighter palate.
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a little wood/bourbon aroma. Flavor is wood, bourbon and a sweet doppleback. Not overpowering bourbon. A pretty good beer.
boto (1890) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz. bottle: This one was tough to get into. The plastic (seemed harder than wax) seal needed some serious chipping to get past it. The beer pours a ruby tinged brown color. There was very little head on it, and it didn’t linger or leave any lacing. The aroma is nice. Some bourbon, but not overpowering. Hints of vanilla and chocolate. Some caramel also. More of a medium bodied beer. The taste is good. Chocolate and caramel malts. Hints of the vanilla and just a touch of the bourbon. Hints of dark fruits also. Very little sweetness to it. Tasty. Nothing really special about it, but it is still good.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, carmel, toffee, dried fruit and light molasses. Palate was medium bodied and smooith. Flavors of carmel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, light dried fruit and light oak with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
ryecatcher (821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, with little head or retention. Nose is maltier than anything else, hints of bourbon and some vanilla. Thin mouth, malty overall, again... a hint (and I do mean a hint) of bourbon. Palate is flat otherwise. Look, I have no problem with wax on my bottle, but at least make it worth the effort.