bhensonb (12745) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hi-Time. Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is reminiscent of bourbon and coke. There’s booze in the nose. Med body. Flavor is mild bourbon with some malt. There’s a little heat. But very little considering it’s 12%. Over all I’d say it’s like drinking Irish whiskey, but without the normal heat. There’s bourbon, but not very strong. There’s no complexity to it, but it’s quite drinkable, and I have no idea why the ratings are so low. Perhaps this latest version is improved somehow.
Jultsu (358) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Punertavan lagermainen, lähes hapoton ja vaahdoton. Tuoksussa aivan vieno makeus. Maussa tiskivettä ja saippuaa, yksiulotteisen vetinen ja mausteinen suutuntuma, jälkimaku tylppä ja mitäänsanomaton. Voittaahan tämä perus suomilagerit mutta vain niukasti.
tiong (5218) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
650ml bottle @ ISKTR
Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma of malts, metallic notes, hints of berries and bourbon. Taste is sweetish, malty and stuffy with some hints of berries and sweet toffee. Finish is stuffy, sweet and messy. Sweet and messy.
rosenbergh (8862) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz bottle. From a supermarket in Ridgecrest, CA.
Clear amber color with a tiny light tan head.
Sweetness, toffee, metal and watery maltiness in the aroma. The flavor is sweetness, malt, berries and some honey. Watery. Where's the whiskey? Bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
65 cl bottle (dark red wax) @ ISKTR V.
Pours clear amber color with a small head. Ripe fruit aroma, lots of sweet caramel and some toffee notes, whiskey isn’t really present. Quite watery and messy, some bland malty and grain notes with faint sweet fruits, some cardboard too. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Not very good.
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottle @ ISKTR V. Pours a golden copper colour with a small head. Aroma of floral notes, apricot and heavy honey sweetness. Flavour of strong sweet grainy maltiness, honey sweetness, wet paper, apricot, metals and some acrid notes. Light bodied and quite sharp finish. Alcohol burns. As it warms up the metallic notes get stronger. Bad.
swillguzzler99 (168) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a light chestnut with nice carbonation and head that mostly dissipates. Toffee nose, sweet. Taste is lacking, almost watered down. A hint of burn at the end, but I would not guess the alcohol percent by taste. Not great. Edited to add: it tastes somewhat like whiskey when you gulp it; didn’t get it from sipping.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
OK. Very sweet and lacking in body but the poor is a nice medium brown with no head. Aroma is also light sweet.
monk191 (1378) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a good barrel aged beer. Pours a quite beautiful clear red with a thick tan head. Not much of any smell, a bit of malts and caramel. Taste is more like a malt liquor, or a very malty dunkel. Malts and caramel, and some berries, Not much of any flavor otherwise. Quite empty finish for a 12% ale. Had in the bottle.
Barreras (1314) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light amber color with a faint oaked whiskey aroma. Taste is more of a cleean filtered shot of whiskey more than a beer. An aftertaste of wood and grained whiskey, actually llent itself to a smooth flavored liquid. Only issue, the beer flavor was lost with the whiskey overwhelming it.
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Ummm...yeahhhhh. In some ways, lived up to the "hype". Since I like the taste of bourbon in general, this was not nearly as god-awful as many indian wells beers. in that way, maybe even among their best. but that ain’t sayin much. the look (light even for an amber/red), aroma (or lack thereof, especially when colder), & flavor (like a shot o bourbon with a couple melted ice cubes in it). Really astounding the lack of beer presence in this beer. But being that it’s from Indian Wells, maybe that’s a good thing."