jdshep (13) - Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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The appearance of the beer was great, the carbonation bubbles that constantly flowed upward in the orange/amber hue was a delight. The head was a good thick white head with some good lacing. Unfortunately that is where the excitement for me stopped.
I didn’t even finish the beer. I barely got the bourbon aroma out of it. I couldn’t identify the initial taste, but the finish was acidic to me. The palate was watery.
procraste (50) - FRANCE - JAN 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
C’est gentil. C’est même sympathique en un sens .... Je veux dire du "Bourbon barrel" en version légère .... Pourquoi pas à la limite .... En même temps c’est un peu trop léger tout de même.
N3lson1 (302) - 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 (688) - 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 (372) - - 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 (155) - 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 (174) - 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 (713) - 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 (671) - 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 (705) - 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.