coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Music City Brewers’ Fest. Poured golden amber with a modest white head. Aroma was bourbon, malt, mild hops. Flavor was bourbon, oak, vanilla, a touch of smoke, some caramel, mild bitterness. Mouthfeel was a letdown: somewhat watery and overcarbonated. But the flavor was nice.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle shared by Ryan from Funky Buddha. Aroma has slight hints of bourbon but I mostly remember the malts coming through much more then the bourbon. Slightly sweet flavor but nothing over the top.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light caramel color with a thick white head.
Light bourbon aroma.
Thin. Light bodied. Slight alcoholic finish. Flat carbonation.
HighlanderOne (995) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2011 Poured from bottle. WOW - oak / bourbon aroma is amazing. Clear amber, tan head, lacing. This really picks up the bourbon and oak from the barrel. Add in the vanilla and alcohol flavors. A touch of banana as well. These flavors complement each other so well. This is like an exotic dessert! Even better as it warms. An outstanding beer.
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle ---> Shaker. Light body, medium head/lacing. Smelled spicy of hops, wood and bacon. The taste was great, but too much on the sweet side for a bourbon barrel aged. Hops in the presence, some roasty pineapple, smokiness and sweet bourbon goodness. Fun to drink, especially if you don’t want to chug bourbon.
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium to light dark red amber colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, bourbon, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, bourbon, laber larver (candy licorice). Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank a bunch of these from the bottle while in Kentucky, so no information on color. Flavor/Aroma were of huge vanilla though, a big sweetness and vanilla that was not quite balanced the lighter flavor of pale ale; I was only dimly award of malt and hops flavor beneath this. Tastes thicker and more syrupy than the texture actually is.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled poured into English pint. Slightly dark orange in color with a thin soapy head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is mostly bourbon, but not overly powerful. Common hints of oak and vanilla in there. A little brown sugar sweetness too. Beer is very thin bodied. Not much of anything upfront, feels like fizzy water pre-swallow. Same notes from the aroma come out late in the taste...booze, vanilla, slight oak. Not much of a backbone here, no foundation. But, whats there isn’t bad. A little too carbonated though. A little more complex of a flavor profile would work wonders here. Decent overall though, esp for the price.
williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2011 this is a weird beer with a very strong flavor. Golden brown pour with some nice white lacing. Aroma is indeed quite bourbony with notes of hops and fruit. similar with the flavor, but with alcohol and caramel notes. So strong in flavor, it’s offputting.
48FanInCali (714) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Very difficult to rate given it is considered a blond ale. So used to rating BA stouts and barleywines and not blond ales. That being said the bourbon is certainly there in the nose and taste. I have not had the non BA version of this ale to compare it to. However, I did enjoy this beer and certainly welcome additional as bonus beers in the future.