high_on_hops (407) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a medium amber red with a foamy off-white head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of bourbon and vanilla with some woody notes, and the flavor is definite bourbon up front with some more vanilla, a slightly malty middle and bourbon aftertaste.
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pkbites (571) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a coppery orangy yellow with a slightly beige head. Great nose of vanilla, caramel, and oak. Flavor is a bit astringent. The alcohol is present. Woody, grainy on the palate. But it’s also thick like caramel. Lots of burnt sugar present. Nice! This is actually the first bourbon barrel beer I’ve had where I could actually detect the flavor of bourbon whiskey in. A LOT! Almost like a shot was dropped into the beer like a boilermaker. I’ve rated this brewers other offerings rather low, but I have to say, they are trying really hard to make great brews. This one is a winner!
Bottle from Breeze Through, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
50belair (1328) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Funky Buddha. Clear amber pour with a white head. Low end bourbon nose. Cheap ass bourbon and cola with turpentine highlights. This is so bad, I don’t know where to start.
ClubGonzo (2689) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Aroma is caramel vanilla and hints of grains. Taste is vanilla, caramel, oak, grains and hints of wood. Taste is deep sweet caramel, wood, vanilla and grains. Thin body, mild carbonation. Peated, with loads of vanilla but still OK.
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abemorsten (1835) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cardinal. Deep clear sparkling golden with a dense beige head. Pungent bourbon barrel nose. Sweet, light buttery and aromatic. Medium bodied. Not necessary to taste again.
gunnar (3582) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours almost clear dark golden with a small white head.Aroma of vanilla and bourbon. Taste is smooth,moderate sweet bourbon, wood and vanilla. Easy drinkable, not offensive in any way, but me like, a lot.
JayR70 (2) - - MAR 12, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
delicious...I love bourbon and I love beer...perfect blend...a little caramel, without being too sweet. Very drinkable...had too many, but could have had more. delicious. had it at Ginger Man in Manhattan on tap.
reassembler (1) - - MAR 12, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great balance of flavor and crispness. Much better on tap than in bottle. I’m not a fan of the bourbon barrel stouts. To heavy and cloying. This is an ale and for me they got it right.
Holmen1 (1073) - NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fra fat på Cardinal: en overveldende aroma og smak av vanilje, på ingen måte subtil sllik bryggeriet selv påstår. Helt ute av balanse - nesten ingen humlebitterhet til å matche sødmen og for lite karbonering til å skape den nødvendige friskhet. Hverken Henning eller jeg likte denne. Dessuten alt for dyr, 99 kr for et 0,3 glass. Thumbs down.
strangehorse (21) - - MAR 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definitely on the heavy side for me. Didn’t impress with nose or flavour, and was strong - without being enjoyable. Wouldn’t recommend.