N3lson1 (284) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a golden, amber, with a white head. Smells of vanilla and sweet cask smell. Taste of vanilla malts and bourbon.
smaynard6000 (683) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Pours a ruby color with small tan head. Aroma is mostly woody. Bit of vanilla and woody notes in the flavor. Not bad but little here to recommend.
ColovianTrader (352) - - DEC 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I am having trouble drinking this. Looks like it’s going to be a drainpour. Sweet corn and sugar, vanilla, light oak and white bread. Overly sweet and somewhat tart aftertaste.
Chalumeaux (122) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle light hazy color with lacey head. Aromas of caramel and alcohol. Taste is somewhat thin with light alcohol after taste.
mallons72 (172) - livonia, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a big fan of this. Character is weak. Taste a bit of bourbon, but something lacks.
WisconsinBeer (712) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden orange color. Thin to no head. First impression is much lighter bodied than expected. Flavor is vanilla ice cream, just a hint of char and bourbon. Easy sipping, ends on a somewhat dry note. Decent enough, but lacking anything that would resemble "bourbon barrel".
GreatDane1632 (660) - USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from notes taken 22 Feb 2012 -- This was a pretty good ale, if I recall correctly it was a little thin, but everything else worked very well with it. Need to try again.
jflopsu (683) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light orange with white head. Aroma is a unique mix of chocolate, vanilla, raspberries, and dark alcohol. Taste is a mix of chocolate (almost brownie like), with vanilla, raspberries, and caramel. A little too sweet for my taste, also with a lingering dark fruit flavor.
naivepegasus (343) - USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange with a very thin film of soapy head. Punch in the face odor of alcohol and maple with some tart fruit. The aroma borders on overpowering. Strong chocolate and raspberry flavor, with not a lot to balance out the sweetness of both the bourbon barrel flavor as well as the alcohol. I was interested when I first saw a bourbon barrel ale, but in the end, I wish it was a bit more balanced.
jayzz (418) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I like this ale. It has a light bourbon flavor and amber gold color. It reminds me of my trip through the buffalo trace distillery, and the incredible samples at the end of the tour. This is an ale with a completely unique flavor that is a "must try" IMHO.