as297 (6) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
good aroma on the pour into a glass.
bourbon flavor is not overwhelming and very well balanced with the caramel and grains in the beer
Guerde (1208) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Pours a semi-clear reddish-brown color with quickly dissipating off-white head that leaves a lingering film. The aroma leaves no doubt about the whereabouts of this beer prior to bottling, as it’s an all-out olfactory assault of bourbon on the nostrils. This is a good thing. Smells of vanilla, butterscotch, oak, and candied cherries are prominently displayed here. Some toffee like scents emerge as well, and I think these and the cherries are the remnants of the base beer which struggle to break through the bourbon barrier. Sour cream and onion potato chips with warming. Tastes of rich toffee, vanilla, stewed plum, along with a lingering note of toasty malt and oak are all that’s composed in the flavor, but it’s all that is needed. Faint glimmer of heat which is odd considering the ABV, but perhaps I’m conditioned by something tasting this bourbony to have some sting associated with it. Mouthfeel is medium and carb is perfect. Overall I was really impressed by this, and if it weren’t priced so highly, I’d drink this regularly.
mteehead (9) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at Ridgeview Liquor in Green Bay, WI. A somewhat vigorous pour yields a finger thick tan head. Dark brown color, almost black with a slight haze. Fantastic aroma of woody bourbon and toasted malt with just a hint of chocolate. Taste is very similar to the smell. The bourbon really starts to come forward and just when I’m expecting an alcoholic bite, the bourbon subsides and the malt balances this wonderfully. A nice creamy body that finishes smoothly. Awesome beer and it went well with some spicy chili! Time to purchase a few more bottles.
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 The was can be a bit difficult however cutting around the edge deep into it like a bottle of wine does help a lot. Get past this without frustration and there is a nice beer overall. Has a nice dark ruby red color with just over a finger head. Aroma is balanced with sweetness coming out first followed by just a hint of the barrel. Taste follows the nose with some sweetness and maltiness with very little IBUs noted. Mouthfeel is maybe on the medium side which I appreciate as it goes well with the style of a doppelbock. Overall, as a beer it is very solid but as a doppelbock I feel it is great with the added tweak of the barrel, which is not too heavy. Solid beer from such a small brewery/pub.
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bourbon and dark malts on the nose. Super hazy brown colour, nice beige head . Flavour is perfect, definite bock but the bourbon just adds a great counter point. Nice smooth alcohol warmth. Amaze balls!!!
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beerbaaron (1552) - Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has been sitting for a bit, not quite sure how long. Attractive ruby dark autumn amber pour. Minimal tan head. Aroma is toasty, bready, toffee, light dried fruity, vanilla, light smooth sweet bourbon. Medium body. Very mild bitterness. Great balanced flavor. The bourbon barrel character is in a backup roll, fits in quite well, Easily among the best Hinterland beers I’ve had.
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a deep coffee brown with a thin light cream head. Smells of bourbon and fruit. The taste is not overly boozy but a hint of carbonation on the tongue and bourbon flavors present. A very easy drinking big beer. Enjoyed at Tipsy Cow in Madison the eve of GTMW.
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MarinEvelyn (642) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light bodied but bold taste. Nice bourbon taste, sweet vanilla, smooth. Lighter than expected, but makes it very drinkable.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a mahogany color with a medium tan-head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, light chocolate malts, and caramel. Taste is much the same - very smooth and not overly strong.
tmongoose (1556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint nine bottle shared. Pours a medium to dark amber/mahogany color with off white head. Aroma is dopplebock bourbon vanilla oak sweet malt in total awesomeness. Flavor is more of the same delicious bourbon oak vanilla caramel dopplebock. Very well balanced start to finish.