FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Damn you wax top, I felt like I was carving wood to get into it. Pours deep amber brown with a small white head. Aroma is, well bourbon and lots of it, caramel and vanilla notes as well, a bit oaky. Flavor has some dark fruits along with the standard bourbon notes of vanilla and coconut. Finishes mild and quick with lingering coconut and caramel. Medium body. I shouldnt like it much since it loses all dopplebock character but as a bourbon fan Ill give it a little extra.
brokensail (11550) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Floydster’s. Thanks, Kyle. Sort of a murky dark amber, brownish colored pour with a small off-white head. Smells a lot like bourbon and vanilla. Kind of roasty, but some sweet banana and caramel. A bit of charred oak. Pretty toasty as well. The flavor is fairly sweet and heavy on the banana. Some raisin, banana, and vanilla. Sort of roasty and burnt, some wood, toasted nuts, and cola. Kind of thin.
tmongoose (1389) - 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.
PorterPounder (5704) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquor - pint bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown with a light mocha colored head that sticks around a while. Aroma has some pleasant bourbon undertones, some dates and a hint of toffee. Flavor has a nice, but not overpowering pleasant bourbon flavor, some light caramel sweetness, a touch of chocolate and an underlying profile of dates and raisins. Mouthfeel has nice thick stickiness to it. Pleasantly surprised - not a huge bourbon barrel fan (although I do love bourbon by itself).
beerbaaron (1341) - 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.
MarinEvelyn (589) - 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.
tomthompson89 (1905) - 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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Beerman6686 (4694) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, dark fruits, and caramel. Falvor was similar, somewhat oxidized brleywine feel too it with nice vanilla and oak barrel notes. Solid.
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is mahogany with a fine bubbled khaki head into this glass; the nose is initial earthen oak, caramel malts, a hint of char, with a touch of vanilla present here. There are some dark fruit aromatics as well. The flavor profile is initial off putting, moving to an almost vinous note, but revealing dark fruits. It does tame itself a bit, but It wasnt a good start. Theres a hint of cream, sweet bread, while the barrel treatment is fairly mild. This brew ends up a little muddied, not quite doing any particular thing well. I think the nose was the highlight. Anyway - it was a decent attempt overall as a brew but I was hoping for more here.
illiniphil (131) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish brown with minimal light tan head. Flavors are dark cherry, molasses and bourbon. Very sweet. It's close to being a great dopplebock - I love the barrel aging. But if it could be just a little less sweet. Must be enjoyed at the proper serving temp.
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Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in taster. Dark brown with mininmale head. Smells of sweet cherry and bourbon. Very sweet with a spicy undertone. Finishes smooth. Not really my style but not bad either.