oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice reddish orange color. Aromas of nice citrus/grapefruit hops and sweet malts. Flavor starts nice crisp bitter hop and then mellows to a nice malt
ChadPolenz (1623) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2015 BJCP Category: 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (base style: 22B American Strong Ale)
AROMA: Moderate bourbon aroma, though slightly buttery. Some dank resiny hops. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Deep amber, slightly hazy. Small, off-beige head. Poor lacing and retention. 2/3
FLAVOR: General amber malt base. Some sweetness but not a sweet brew per se. Some red apple flavor, but not cider-like tartness. Bourbon/woody flavor emerges on finish for mild vanilla sensation. Faint butterscotch. Becomes astringent as it warms. /20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; slightly crisp. Surprisingly clean finish. Alcohol presence is minor. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Quite boring considering what it’s supposed to be. No complexity, little bourbon flavor. Seems to be a macro product masquerading as a limited release barrel brew. 5/10
TOTAL SCORE: 28/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
markextrae (3330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at a bar, poured a light chesnut colour with a slight off head. nose of sweet maple syrup, burned caramel, faint malts, acetone, not any bourbon to detect here, off flavors, weird. not a fan of this
Scrumpy369 (310) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at hopaholic. Clear amber colour with a small microfoam. Nose of slight barrel aged whiskey with some booze. Taste is low to medium sweetness with distinct vanilla from the barrel.
R4N5H (679) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught (taster) at Bar Americain in NYC on 17-Mar-2016. Clear dark amber colour with a thin tan coloured head. Aroma of malt, caramel and I do get some (faint) bourbon and spices. Full body and soft/medium carbonation. Sweet flavour of malt, butterscotch and caramel. Some wood and vanilla. Not bad but tough to drink quickly.
Yonder (10) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2016
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This beer tastes like Michelob Dark with some sort of bourbon syrup added to it.
I seriously doubt it spent more than 30 seconds inside of a bourbon barrel, which would fit its deScription of "up to six weeks" now wouldn’t it?
SG111 (1080) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2016 Tap at dino BBQ, BK. Pours dark honey, big white head, nice lacing. Aroma is cloying. Butterscotch, sloppy bourbon flavor. Wow, what a mess. Flavor is intense butterscotch, just like someone said: "Hey, I like beer. Let’s make one" but there’s no finesse. Like making lemonade with one lemon, water and a bag of sugar.
jesperhammer (4038) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
04-MAR-2016, bottle @Ulkløbben meeeting, @Mads.
Clear, dark golden with a low off-white head.
Sweet. Malty, caramel, Vanilla. Not a lot of Bourbon if any. Really thin body. Boring.
koleminer20 (2108) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988 from Dumpster Box No. 2. The pour is a bright copper color with a thicker white head and a ton of lace. And a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is all barrel character. There is a sweet vanilla and a bit of bourbon to go with a little woodiness. The sweet booze is really throwing me for a loop. It's the only detectable thing. Ugh. The flavor is well... Hmm. It tastes like a liquid. There is a light sweet malt and a little vanilla, but that's it. It's a liquid that has absorbed some barrel character. The mouth feel is thick and syrupy with a barely-there carbonation and a bit so good, single-dimensional sweetness for an aftertaste. I don't know that I've had a beer that does so little. This is just liquid that's absorbed some vanilla and seems to exist.
ebone1988 (1177) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, out of Dumpster Day box #2. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, barrel, booze, medicinal. Appearance is light amber, white head. Taste is muted, slight caramel, metallic, toffee, almost non-existent. Mouthfeel is medium body, light to almost no carbonation, boozy aftertaste. Overall, I’d call it bad if it had any flavor.