tbsb (17) - san marcos, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of residual sugar, no whiskey here. Appearance is a nice amber color. Taste has lots of residual sugar (like the smell) but no whiskey character. Palate is heavy, molasses type mouthfeel. Overall if you are looking for a whiskey beer, there are others out there with more of that characteristic.
Barreras (1026) - 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 (6019) - 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."
mabel (5805) - 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 (5019) - 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 doesn’t taste like a 12% beer
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, 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. I’m just glad I only had to pay 6 bucks a bomber.
jkwood04 (4118) - 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 brewers’ 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 (337) - 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 (1220) - 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 (6685) - 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.
timdom (19) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was privileged to try this brew at the downtown beer festival Las Vegas last week. Suffice to say the fact I had tried many beers at the show and was tasting from a plastic cup it is difficult to go into sensory in detail. That being said it was by far the most memorable beer of the show. Unique, very well executed and something that I can only imagine being paired with a variety of foods. Chocolate desserts and slap me down if you think I’m wrong but I’m thinking blue cheese. Might just have to test that theory. Was great to talk to the guys about their beers and I wish them well. If only I could get a hold of some at home in Australia.