nealblind (509) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear dark orange pour. aroma of caramel, nail polish remover. tastes of lactic. Whiskey! some apple flavor. watery and overcarb.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A clean pour with minimal head. Aroma of vanilla, sweet syrup, and hint of green apples. Pretty sweet, with a fair amount of carbonation. Thin watery mouthfeel. Certainly some familiar flavors, but there’s a thinness that’s hard to describe.
onceblind (3668) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark golden with an amazing aroma like boozy vanilla cake batter; lots of sugary vanilla, cake, and a light touch of cinnamon. Flavor is wonderful with notes of light char, light brown sugary bourbon, some oak, lots of vanilla and cake mix, warm earthy boozy toffee, with a slightly cinnamon/vanilla finish. Really swell.
Thebullshornbar (58) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer has all of the typical characteristics of an English Strong Ale without any depth at all. It’s fairly true to the style with a strong malty backbone,booziness, and light English hops. It fails to deliver any depth and and is fairly one note especially for a beer aged in bourbon barrels.
zvsn (382) - ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Clear golden-copper color with a small fast fading head. Aroma of bourbon, toffee and caramel. Taste - medium sweetness, vanilla, butterscotch, bourbon, light honey notes. Light-medium bodied, sticky texture, oily on palate.
t0rin0 (62) - 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 (168) - 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 (240) - - 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 (313) - 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 (1418) - 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.