roder60 (1279) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at vintage estates in boardman OH then brought two bottles home. Poured a clear dark yellow orange color with medium foamy offwhite head. Aroma is a bit of vanilla sweetness with lots of bourbon booziness. Flavor is dominated by the bourbon flavor, slight oaky woodiness, some sweetness in the base. Overall, this is as close to bourbon that I’ve seen in a beer. Definitely a sipper.
osu97gp (627) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear orange color with a thin white head. Aroma of vanilla and oak. Flavor of vanilla, sugar, and butter. Flavor of vanilla and bourbon. Not bad.
LinusStick (2738) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a nice surprise. I ordered this at Vintage Estate thinking it was Kentucky Breakfast and was surprised to see the light color. After digging on RB I see it’s a different beer. Aroma was decent. All vanilla and oak with nothing else...just a little subdued. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger white head. Taste was delicious. Strong vanilla and bourbon flavors with just hints of wood. Very creamy. Medium carbonation round the beer out. This is a good beer.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light orange with a big head. The aroma is marmalade and alcohol up front but certainly is dominated by the unmistakable distinct aroma of college party jungle juice made with Hawaiian Punch. The flavor is lots of charred wood and vanilla. There is a nice bitterness and it tastes a lot nicer than it smells.
freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with extremely light carbonation. Ne head at all. Aroma shows strong bourbon and vanilla. Mouthfeel is lighter than one would expect. Light malts mix with lightly sweet bourbon. Hops are undetectable. Lightly warming in the chest.
redtechnj (183) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma- sweet malt, bourbon and alcohol
Apperence- Clear golden coppery with a thin head
Overall an interesting beer, a sweet oaky bourbon ale with a bourbon alcohol vanilla taste with a slightly tarty aftertase.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I want to rank this higher just because it is a light bourbon beer but I cannot. The base ale is just too light and unfulfilling to do it. Light bourbon smell and nice light bourbon flavor but that is all going for it.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. interesting take on a golden beer! Clear gold pour with a minimal head. Aroma and taste of oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Nice easy drinking lighter beer with character.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of trimon77 pouring clear deep gold with off white head. The aroma has oak, vanilla and then mild booziness at the end of the draw. Smooth aroma that lacks beeriness. The taste is nice with sweet vanilla mixing with sweet malts, a sense of roasted malts, then some oak and bourbon. Smooth barrel forward brew.
ddemmingjr (657) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle: pours a clear amber with a thick white head. on the nose, gingerbread cookies, vanilla, caramel, woody oak. Lively carbonation. pretty smooth with the creaminess represented from the malts. too sweet for me but interesting and not bad.