bhensonb (12138) - 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. Thereís booze in the nose. Med body. Flavor is mild bourbon with some malt. Thereís a little heat. But very little considering itís 12%. Over all Iíd say itís like drinking Irish whiskey, but without the normal heat. Thereís bourbon, but not very strong. Thereís no complexity to it, but itís quite drinkable, and I have no idea why the ratings are so low. Perhaps this latest version is improved somehow.
monk191 (1240) - 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 (1176) - 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 (6708) - 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 ainít 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 itís from Indian Wells, maybe thatís a good thing."
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5652-20130816] Bottle. Heavily sweetened floral malt vodka aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Wooden barrel bark and a whiskey-infused fruity base flavour. Medium body. Interesting but also kind of average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
Sledutah (5737) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz waxed bottle picked up in CA
Pours clear dark amber with a medium sized off-white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, woody and vanilla. Flavors of whiskey, coconut, vanilla and woody
Decent, smooth, It doesnít taste like a 12% beer
mjg74 (2726) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Waxed bomber from Cost Plus. This beer is basically a malty amber lager with little in the way of hops. The barrel flavorings may add a little vanilla and not much else. Amazing how bland this beer is for being 12% and barrel aged. Iím just glad I only had to pay 6 bucks a bomber.
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of whiskey and caramel malts and dough and bread. Flavor the same. Average texture. Let me tell you a story about the brewersí conversation as they made this. Brewer 1, "Hey, we got some bourbon barrels." Brewer 2, "I just finished brewing this generic amber ale. Maybe we could fill the barrels with that!" Brewer 1, "Great idea. This beer is sure to have a weighted average of 2.83 on Ratebeer!"
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with medium tan head out of bottle. Aroma of caramel, wheat, and fruit. Good flavor of cherry and apple with wheat. Good beer overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
deekyn (1334) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- pours a crystal clear amber with a half finger of light tan head. Mild lacing. S- sweet caramel malts, apple pie, cinnamon, danish, ripe pear and some mild bubble gum yeast. M- light to medium sticky and watery body with a sweet light to medium palate. Odd for a 12% beer. T- light water entry with the malts and apples. Some sour wood in the middle. Breads as well. Alcohol is well hidden. Ending is mild with a long faint bitterness. Grasses and lemon zest with a bit of caramel.
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Whole Lotta Brews Festival. Pours dark amber with a modest off-white head and a light alcohol aroma. There is a light-bodied red malt flavor with a dry finish.