1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very balanced but very nice hop profile. Oak, if any is subtle. It adds to, rather than is the main component. Nice bitter grassy hops. Vanilla. Medium mouthwatering mouthfeel. I do not usually like a BA IPA because it normally does not work. This one did.
bytemesis (3020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours hazy red amber, medium creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is rich bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Flavor follows, full sweet, light bitter, rich, bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark sugars. Full body, creamy, lingering bitterness. Nice, but this is a barley wine...
tmoreau (2319) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Nearing the end of this yearís batch at Green Bay according to Joe K., while sampled at the upstairs tasting lounge bar, displaying a brownish copper color, with a creamy, off white head, and wavey cling to the lacing. The aroma was some malt sweetness, resin, citrus, noticeable bourbony alcohol, and a touch of dark fruit. The flavor contributed medium hop bitterness, moderate carbonation, a medium+ body, decent alcohol warmth, a bit of cask wood flavor, and a slightly dry finish. The DIPA hop bite was a little past prime, as the malt sweetness was starting to mellow the effect. Still nicely potent, with the Barleywine comparison not too far off. Next time, shared a 16 oz. bottle with craft friends, poured to snifters, with a similar appraisal, noticed more grapefruit, and barrel influenced coconut in both aroma & taste.
cbfobes (2274) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle, pours a clear dark amber almost copper with an off white head, the aroma was pretty malty a little bit of dark fruit mixed in with the hops, some bourbon shows through but is pretty subtle, I get that this is an imperial ipa, but this is so malty and caramel forward with a kick of bourbon I would of rather had them called an American strong ale or something, the heat builds in the finish, itís just a straight malt bomb with some sweet vanilla and a touch of bourbon in the finish, ugh.
drpimento (2186) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured this a bit on the cold side. Modest head, some lace. Clear dark amber color. Hops, Caramel, hint of skunk. Plus oak and bourbon come out in the flavor. More bitter than sweet in the palate. Decent brew.
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holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Milwaukee brewpub in January 2011 labeled as Whiteout Imperial IPA. Clear ruby with a thin wispy head. Vibrant nose full of red fruit and bourbon. A definitive aged note from the oak and. Bourbon. Very much like cotton candy and sherry. More like a barleywine in flavor. Alcohol spice red fruit flavors juicy fruit with that oak and bourbon. Dry alcohol finish. 9/4/8/4/15
Chudwick (2009) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in snifter - nose is woody. Sip adds all kinds of flavor wow! Ok: bourbon, citrus, caramel, and something I just canít put my finger on. Bitter for sure with a strange sweetness. Sticky and not like any DIPA Iíve ever had.
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
1.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Nose is big bourbon with spice and vanilla. Dark tanned leather color. Great barrel flavor without being overpowering. Scotch alw taste.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt,hops and whiskey,all bouncing around taking turns and amking themselves aware, dark brown, sweet malts ,hints of raisin, various malts, more hop bitterness then flavor, alcohol more scotch then bourbon, more a barleywine then an Imperial IPA
arkurzynski (1487) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Sugar Maple. In my opinion, this beer is a mess of an IPA. Deep red-brown. Nose is bourbon...thatís it. No hops coming through. Mostly bourbon flavor with some malt coming through. Finish is...bourbon. Not a very good match. Lent itself much better to their scotch ale which is excellent. Not to say this beer didnít taste good, but lacking the essential qualities of the style. The bourbon barreling should lend a new aspect to the style, not dominate it. Rating to reflect this.