kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fancy 1L bottle. Poured clear copper, with little if any head. Big bourbon flavor, along with wood and some caramel malt in the background. Flavor is again heavy on the bourbon, along with vanilla, wood, and malt. Overall, I think the bourbon is overdone, vut this is still mellow and drinkable.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
clear dark burgandy, no visable head or carbonation, sweet candy caramel malt aroma with light bourbon character, sticky sweet caramel malt flavor, nice bourbon, a real sipper,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a shared bottle at the CL RB gathering. Deep amber in color. Aroma: alot of bourbon, caramel, light vanilla. Taste is again- bourbon, not as much as the aroma led on though, smooth caramel, with a smooth finish with some vanilla notes.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 2/3/07, bottle #35 thanks to goldtwins: Pours a mostly still copper mahogany with a thin ring of white head. Aroma of big bourbony oak and sweet caramel malt. Starts fairly full and caramely sweet with good bourbon balance toward a slightly drier German lager yeasty finish with some lingering earthy buttery oakiness. A pretty good brew.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
#35 of 50, Courtesy of Goldtwins, taka. Deep red por with a fully diminshing head. Aroma is punishing, possibly the most bourbon I’ve encountered in a beer. Also notes of plums, grapes, sticky lightly toasted malts and moderate smoke. Flavor is more of the same, with additions of brown sugar and overripe fruit, like a fruit basket that’s been baking in the desert sun for hours. Finishes sweet and with teeming whisky. No real balance and an inadequate, thin mouthfeel.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 1 L bottle 38/50. Poured a slightly hazed ruby color with a brown tint and a minimal head. The aroma had light notes of bourbon over doughy and grapey notes. Some raisins and peaty aspect as well. The flavor was sweet and fruity with some peaty character. More raisins. Meidum bodied.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in Wayne, PA. Attractive, lightly hazy cherry body with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of bready, sweet German malt and light bourbon. Sweet and sticky flavor like stroopwafels. Sweet, decadent, and enjoyable, but also somewhat puerile and underattenuated. Good, but less than expected.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty roasted aroma with some sweet bourbon. Pours a nice amber color with a white head. Good lacing. Very sweet flavor with the bourbon present but not overwhelming. Finish was sweet.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - APR 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This dopplebock pours a dark brown color from bottle (#37 of 50). Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, sweet, brown sugar, fruit and a touch of bourbon. Medium to full bodied dopplebock. Malts are fruity and sweet, lots of brown sugar and bourbon flavors. Very smooth tasting. The bourbon and wood flavors go well with the sweetness of the dopplebock. Nice beer. Hides the alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Thanks to egajdzis for sharing this one.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 Im always late with my ratings. I see everyone that I had this with has already rated this. Eric, Tom, Mike, Steve. Thanks to eric for the growler of this @ Hopdog’s. Pours a nice clear ruby red, but without much carbonation and no head. i think we figured that the cap was faulty and didnt seal properly. Aroma of sweet fruits like dates and raisins, some brown sugar, and light bourbon alcohol on the nose. Flavor also had a less than expected bourbon character, still decent though, with thick sweet malts, caramel, ripe fruits, and a light earthy woodiness in the end. Nice easy finish on this one.