Beer3000 (3727) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Bakgården Både &. Clear amber body with a small off-white head. Strong in aroma dominated by Bourbon with some wood, caramel and vanilla. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, warming alcohol and low bitterness. Full body and strong aftertaste. Somehow nice in moderate portions, but way too sweet and feels a bit one dimensional in the bottom of the glass. But still nice.
jhliesen (607) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle--Hello, Kentucky! I don’t normally like bourbon based brews, but this isn’t so bad, perhaps is because the bourbon sits in the background. The beer looks like bourbon with a small head. The aroma is malty with a bourbon backbone. Mix in some vanilla and you have the taste, though the bourbon is stronger on the finish. A bit of an oily finish. Total Wine.
jebert (407) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful amber gold with a thin white head. Nose is malty. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is malt with a bourbon backbone. Slight hops kick on the finish for a slightly dry aftertaste. A very pleasing beer. Weighs in at an 8% ABV; almost like sipping whisky. Pairs well with honey roasted nuts.
DocJitsu (306) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at the Grey Goose in Lexington, Ky. Poured into a snifter. Very attractive clear bourbon color. No head at all, but that’s likely due to the care the bartender took in pouring the beer. Some oaky vanilla on the nose, but it’s so very delicate. Not much else going on in the aroma. Mouthfeel is slick, wet, and a little oily. The flavor consists of mild oak, vanilla, and bourbon. It falls a little flat. But, otherwise a decent beer.
DWestrick (375) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. not a fan of the strong ale. i suppose you can call it unique in it’s taste, but not easy to enjoy.
tbopslt (165) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark clear pour, slight head. Very strong oak aroma with a healthy scent of bourbon. Flavor is coffee with a hint of vanilla. Not bad but not my favorite in the class.
RuneStumo (1707) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.03.2013. On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Golden colour with white head. Aroma of smooth vanilla bourbon with a soft malty tone. Very nice and soft aroma. Flavours is more vanilla and pretty obvious bourbon notes. Medium body and moderate good bitterness.
DuffMan (5196) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Brassy golden colour with a brief white head. Aroma is full of oaky vanilla, very buttery, with just a hint of sour wood. The palate is sweet, and is dominated by rye whiskey flavours with an anemic grainy pale malt structure lending poor support. This was much like Innis & Gunn Original, but harsher and with even less malt support if that’s possible. Not my thing at all.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brassy color, with nice, off-white cover. Feint bourbon wood aromatics, mixed with a swish of maple syrup and vanilla.Whiskey flavors push through onto the palate, albeit the body is on the thin side. A bit like a depth charge of a pale lager beer and a shot of whiskey. Coconut finish.
shadey (1756) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap at the East Nashville Beer Festival. Golden orange color. Aromas of vanilla and bourbon and honey. Sweet and alcoholic finish.