DCLawyer (1155) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft->taster at BBB Fest-Nashville. Lite clear amber with bare head. Bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, oak. Thin.
Beergeek23322 (1673) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/6/2013. Bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours clear amber color with a white head. Aromas of oak, spice, caramel and malt. Sweet bourbon flavors with vanilla and caramel. Light smoky finish.
AWoj7789 (8) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, alcohol, clove, vanilla, and woody oak aromas in the nose, deep amber color with a minimal head, big malty sweetness that is just shy of turning sticky, reoccurring notes of bourbon whiskey, oak and a touch of vanilla, soft carbonation. a long finish but not necessarily an unpleasant one; while surprisingly drinkable, its certainly not session-able with its high ABV and whiskey-dominant character. a great sipper that gets better as it breathes and begins to approach room temperature.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon and malt. Odd flavor - malty, slightly grainy, faint alcohol, light bourbon. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, this beer is just a little different - I enjoyed it but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find it again.
harrymel (515) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at meadhall
It’s a toasted gold ale with just a ring of soapy white foam. Smells of applesauce, rich peach and booze, some caramelized sugars and a bit of an immature oak. Taste is sweet, vanilla, nougat and more sweetness – really one dimensional. Medium bodied with lighter carb and a surprisingly dry finish. Not really a fan of this one.
Gerbeer (1224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a copper color with almost no head. Light toffe aroma. Flavours of toffee, oak, and maybe a bit if bourbon. Easy to drink.
GSH1976 (157) - Delaware, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, copper color with a thin, white head that dissipated quickly leaving no lacing at all. Aroma smells like watered down bourbon with vanilla notes. The taste follows the nose but the bourbon flavor is a little weaker than I expected from the nose. Thin bodied and the alcohol is hidden extremely well. It is a unique beer but somewhat boring.
TaktikMTL (5377) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur da caramel avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur dorée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de vanille et de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #5221)
Jakob (25) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Redish golden colour, nice carbonation, steady head. wooden, oak aroma, slightly phenolic, vanilla. taste quite phenolic, woody, bitter, astrigent. leaves a burnt hey notes. Not really worsebthe money. but barrel aged ales atre anyhow not the smartest idea. I womt drink it again
dunn4040 (36) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Decent retention, minimal lacing. Smells boozy, lemon grass, wood. Honestly smells more like liquor than it does beer but it’s not necessarily off-putting. Taste is odd. A weird malty flavor that is hard to pin down, a little bitterness, and a faint burn from the alcohol. Taste is very different than the aroma would let on. The maltiness is akin to a Marzen but it has a weird twang to it. Mouthfeel is crisp, a little on the light side. This beer is.......interesting. Not really sure how I would sum this one up besides interesting. I love Bourbon but I’m not really getting that from this beer.