Maddog (502) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased at the brewery in Athens. Another killer barrel aged offering from Jackie O’s. The pour was dark brown with aromas of bourbon and dark fruits. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark fruits are woven together in this deliciously complex beer.
wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
’14 vintage drank in Nov. ’15. Bottle 277/325. Thanks, Chris!! Slightly murky dark brown. Nose is sweet bourbon, toffee and caramel. Flavors follow, with some light yeast esters. If you told me it was a BB english barleywine I’d believe you. Sweet and malty but not cloying. Rich stuff for a snowy night.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a dark murky ugly brown with a small amount of tan head that dissipates immediately. Nose is heavy bourbon and some charred wood with faint notes of sweet candied sugar. Flavor is also heavy on the bourbon and wood, actually in a nice way. The quad doesn’t make a ton of appearance, malts are actually fairly rich, a hint of malty sweetness in back. Fuller body, fairly dry, a touch chalky in the feel.
Art (2923) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish brown pour. Aromas of dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel, butter scotch. Taste was sweet with light bourbon heat. Nothing too crazy. Like dessert in a glass.
Beerman6686 (6053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a dark red to brown. Aroma is Bourbon brown sugar and dark fruit. Flavor similar, toned down booze, tasty Bourbon and dark fruit.
sjohnny (470) - - JAN 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark fruit. Tons of it. Vanilla, caramel. Pours a dark purple/brown with minimal dark tan head. Candy sweet. Smooth with a hint of effervescence. Vanilla, fruit. A hint of pipe tobacco. Nice warmth on the finish.
Homer321 (3841) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle to snifter. Nose is full of booze with a ton of raisin and plum. Pour is deep dark brown with a small light brown head that dies immediately. Taste is raisin and dried fruit followed by hot alcohols and a moderate chest warming alcohol presence. Chewy mouthfeel, but the alcohol just continues to build and overpower the base beer.
Errl (2439) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to jstax..Nose is bourbon, spice, alcohol, graham...Taste is bourbon, caramel, spice, spice, alcohol..
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Corbet. Deep mahogany body with some darker, ruby tinted edges; the thinnest, khaki colored collar sits quietly on top. Aroma of stale raisins, toffee, red apples, a little bit of harsh booziness that kind of overpowers things. Hot, sweet. Taste is even boozier than the aroma indicates. Hot! Loads of spicy oak, soaked immensely with fiery bourbon. Some hefty dark fruit sweetness tries to balance but just collides, really. Prune, black licorice, anise, fig. Hint of stale caramel. Lingering booze that heats up the palate & burns on the way down. Too hot, this thing needs to be tamed.
JBPortland (1451) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours dark rusty brown with a small head. Nose is nutty boozy bourbon spice dark fruit and caramel raisin. Taste has wonderful silky mouthfeel, lots of dark fruit, some roastiness, oaky vanilla, boozy spice. Finish is roasty spice fruit, raisin, caramel, vanilla, some nutty brown sugar and almond. Nice sipper that tastes bigger than it feels, with good complexity.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Clear brown pour with mahogany highlights. No head. Smells like the Town Hall Twisted Trace - mainly of bourbon. Full-bodied and velvety with stinging carbonation. Great bourbon flavor without being hot or harsh. Plenty of rich, toasted malts and dark fruits, but the bourbon is front and center. I’m glad it is, because it’s rock solid and very enjoyable. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!