t0rin0 (61) - Do Not Resuscitate, California, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Secret Krampus bottle #4, thanks Peter.
Pours a clear copper with a short white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a tiny bit of lacing. Aroma is a combination of butter, coconut, and wood. Flavor is decidedly more woody. I get bitterness, wood, malt, booze, and char. Not a fan but it delivers what it advertises.
1guywith_aboat (146) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber. Very faint aroma of whiskey with some malts detectable. Flavor shines with a hint of vanilla and a smooth bourbon flavor. This is basically a medium-bodied bourbon flavored beer.
Cousin_Larry (229) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes a whole lot like someone put a shot of bourbon in the beer. I don’t love the mix - I don’t mind having a bourbon and then having a better, but having them simultaneously doesn’t do it for me.
Mep3222 (296) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of vanilla and oak, base beer doesn't add a ton of aroma but the bourbon aroma is nice. Flavor is strong vanilla. Sometimes a bit too strong vanilla making the bourbon flavor feel slightly fake, but mostly it is very good. Base beer tastes a bit on the light side for the level of alcohol. Overall a nice bourbon ale. I like that the base is light and the bourbon flavors are highlighted. Most bourbon aged beers seem to have a heavy or sweeter base.
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dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite an odd bird. Pours clear orange with virtually no head. Vanilla, toffee, oak but not much in the way of beer. Still, not bad.
felsenpils (84) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer that tastes like bourbon? Pretty good actually. I very much appreciate what they are trying to do here.
Newmassres (12) - - JAN 15, 2014
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I didn’t care for this. Too sweet with the vanilla. Not much body either. Taste of bourbon overwhelmed the ale.
drostj (96) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Faint aroma of bourbon; pale clear amber, no head. Slightly sweet with a mild but distinct bourbon flavor. Can also taste some vanilla, malt and oak. Very smooth with a slight effervescence. Very nice, but then I’m a big bourbon drinker. :)
tcane7 (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Pedro. Pours a clean amber with thin beige head and some lace. Nose of toffee, bourbon, caramel. Butterscotch taste, some vanilla. Medium body, syrupy
Braves25 (1) - Bloomfield Hills, USA - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I hate straight bourbon because of my experiences with it at the Ky Derby 121-125 but I was recently in Louisville and thought I’d give it a try. Much to my surprise I enjoyed it! From a bottle, smooth golden pour that had a butterscotch smell and taste...hopefully I can get some around here soon. Good stuff.