48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Pour is a very hazy light gold with some head. Nose is quite good with slight bourbon and large fruity floral notes. Taste really is all over the place and can really only be compared to a bad fruit champagne.
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 165/204. Many thanks to Secret Santa for this one!! Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish exotic fruity hoppy bitter aroma with weak hints of caramel and vanilla. Sweetish malty bitter hoppy graoefruit and exotic fruit flavor with weak woody bourbon hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with hints of bourbon and caramel in the aftertaste.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Hazy orange. Hoppy fruity woody aroma, sweet, piney bourbon, strange. Good mouthfeel. Sweet fruity caramel woody hoppy piney alco/bourbon bitter flavour.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Jackie O’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza.
Pours a moderate caramel brown color without too much of a head or any sort of lacing. It’s a nice color and glimmers a bit, though nothing terribly special. The nose brings forward a bit of nice bourbon character. Not too much booze--a bit more faint with a light bit of wood and vanilla along with caramel. While this was nice, it was the whole beer and nothing from the hops came through at all.
The flavor hit the same way, and there was little development from the nose. It was more like some watered-down bourbon. I like what was done in terms of the barrel character, but I really think something else was needed to push this beer along. I would have loved some characteristics from a fresh batch of Matriarch, which sounds quite good from the reviews.
The feel was nice. Medium body with good carbonation and a smooth finish. This drank pretty well and I enjoyed sipping it, but I really could have used a lot more depth in the flavor and aroma. Well crafted, just not really my cup of tea.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-06-2010
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Soapy, zesty, perfumed, bourbon, fruity, citrus, orange, abricot, medium malty, passion fruits, coconut, vanilla, candy, vingummi. OK.
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra flaske, delt af Plovmand...:) dufter dejligt af bourbon, flot gylden,smager lidt sprittet og af bourbon...sprittet eftersmag........ en ok dobbel IPA
Plovmand (7879) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet bourbon, fruity hops and caramel. The flavour is loads of bourbon, vanilla, oak and some fruity hops. Bit overpowered by the bourbon.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle at Dak’s tasting!) Pours hazy apricot with off-white head. Aroma of dank hops and fruits. Taste is sweet malt with some bitterness. Medium bodied. OK beer.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown. Aroma of oak, hops, stone fruit. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, butter. Ok but not great.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy peach, ok retention... aroma of bourbon, a little hops, mainly sweet and a little hot... taste is better balanced, not as sweet, some bourbon, more dipa like with alcohol