Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks, Matt. Dark fruits in the nose along with mild bourbon. Not nearly as smooth as the Pappy version, but more base. Very mild sweetness.
mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks uncle Rudy. Pours orange with decent head. Aroma of grapes and barrel. Taste follows very sweet
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thought I was pouring a stout at first!
Thick caramel pour with medium viscous tan head. Amazing fruit and bourbon nose. Dried fruit combo of grapes/pears/figs/dates for the flavor followed by a brown sugar tart cherry pie finish. O jackie Ooooo . . .
Tmoney99 (9988) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured a hazy dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to dark sweet malt and small bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Improved sweet complex brew.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample on pubside .. Pours a dark brown with thin tan head aroma is rich but clean Belgian and definitely some oak and bourbon. Flavor is a lot more bourbon than the aroma would suggest but there is a rich malt backbone to this that is roasty and then some Belgian yeast character and some alcohol warmth, some dark fruits plum. Overall I am really digging everything comin out of these bourbon barells and this one doesn’t disappoint.
Dogbrick (7123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a clear brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of earthy malt and bourbon. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, roasted nuts and bourbon. The finish is oaky with a dark fruit and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
DrSilverworm (4758) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on tap at Jackie-O’s 7th. Very dark, near black clear color. Thin light khaki head. Big bourbon woody flavor. Some chocolate. Light dark fruit. Really, a complex, rich wood aroma. Bigger body. No viscosity, just nice and dry. Mostly bitter taste. I wish I had more to judge it by, but what I had was definitely very enjoyable.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small pour at the Jackie O’s 7th Anniversary Extravaganza. Pours a clear brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, Belgian esters (but light on the banana), and dark fruit. Malty flavor with bourbon, dark fruit and vanilla before a creamy finish.
JStax (2569) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on draft at Jackie-O’s. Pours a translucent mahogany with a whispy white head of foam. Aroma is bourbon, wood, sweet malty, nutty. Taste is heavy booze, but the burn is left out. I like that.