arichter35 (5) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle, honey heavy aroma which is different for a bourbon ale. This is lighter than anticipated but very tasty. The weight makes it easy to drink. Almost refreshing, again, odd for a Bourbon ales, but, pleasant. Good beer.
youdictategood (234) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, snifter. Pours a clear gold with no head - looks more like a cider than an ale. Sweet, boozy aroma with a little oak and vanilla. Taste is a little sweeter than expected - really is mostly bourbon on the tongue, with a very warm, alcoholic finish. Pretty good, but not something I’d ask for if I was really in a "beer" mood.
joshwoodward (217) - - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid, if a bit on the sweet and hedonistic side. Definite bourbon influence. Clean, delicious.
derage (4) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has a honey color with no head. Smell has a faint bourbon smell. The taste seems like a glass of makers Mark that has been watered down with ice
pineypower (2148) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Scott. Pours out copper with not really much of a head. Aroma is of vanilla, bourbon, oak, light toffee and some caramel. Taste is much the same, lots of sweet bourbon, vanilla, toffee, light toast, caramel, lightly buttery notes in there, but not too much to ruin it.
RickTStiles (568) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours honey color with disappearing head. Very light aroma. Hard to make anything out. Taste is honey and vanilla with just a hint of mellow hops. Warm finish
szinck1 (14) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the tap. Pours copper color, thin head, clear. Smells great - sweet bourbon, vanilla, wood. Barrel taste is pretty overwhelming. A bit of malty caramel as well, but pushed out by bourbon and some alcohol. One was good enough.
rxeight (429) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Actually not too bad. Very thin for a bourbon beer but has a nice balance of bourbon and vanilla.
tgncc (2287) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Essentailly this beer is like an English Pale Ale aged in a bourbon barrel. The aroma is bourbon, caramel. The appearance is a clear amber color, white head. The flavor is like the aroma exactly. The finish is bourbon, no booze warming, light sweet caramel. Boring really.
kcorum10 (93) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of mild roasty vanilla and pours a clear amber color with tan medium tan head. Tastes of sweet vanilla and caramel. I was expecting a little more boozyness considering it being barrel aged, but none the less it was a smooth beer.