XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a light wood/toffee scent. Pours a nice amber with a dissolving head. Has a nice bourbon flavor, has a decent sweetness to it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HollywoodTKE (2) - Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great taste, truly enjoyed the aroma. Very distinctive color and angel share
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Doghair (293) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice beer. The bourbon barrel gives it a unique flavor. Lightly sweet with some wood and bourbon.
More beer please...
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Little to no head or aroma. Slight caramel and malt on the aroma. Light pale straw color body. Alcohol immediately noticeable, caramel, butterscotch, bourbon flavored. Nicely complex mouthfeel and aroma.
fiveacestx (765) - Texas, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - pours light clear brown with a medium head that transforms into a steady ring around the glass (a snifter in this case). Has a strong bourbon smell even from a distance. Not terrible, but it tastes like watered down bourbon. Definitely a sipper.
dinkle50 (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red amber pour with hardly any head. Aroma of bourbon & vanilla. Taste is heavy on vanilla, oak & bourbon. Mouth is pretty light. Completely clear in appearance. Leaves your mouth tingly. I’m not sure I’d call this a beer, but it isn’t too bad.
shoulderbroken (2684) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Cask and drunk at home. Very clear amber coloured with off white head that fades very quickly. Aroma is sweet, bit of the bourbon, vanilla and creamy. Some boozy sharpness. Taste is again sweet. I can see why lots of people are mentioning ice cream, but for me that is a positive. There is a nice hint of bourbon again, but it is mostly creamy. The finish is caramel malty and creamy. More vanilla too. Texture seems quite thin, but it is not unpleasant to drink. Can see why this divides opinion, but I come down firmly on the positive side. Doesn’t seem that boozy, and the flavour is fairly one dimensional, but that one dimension is pretty nice.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at azwine 9/13/11.
amber color...looks a little thin for 8%.
aromas of green spicy peppers, wet barrel, vanilla, bourbon and a ton of butterscotch.
the palate is rather sweet...or maybe not...just cloying, weird and almost artificial... reminds me of butterscotch vanilla ripple ice cream with a little kick of bourbon.
light bodied with prickly carbonation. meh.6/3/5/3/12
baraciisch (2291) - California, USA - APR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel orange in color with thin whitish head... Aroma of bourbon oak and sweet caramel... Flavor is sweet caramel candies, slight fruitiness, and notes of bourbon... Finish is slightly sweet, definitely hides the alcohol content extremely well... Shocked that this is not more highly rated, my only complaint is that it may be on the lower complexity end of the spectrum and may have less bourbon flavor than your typical bourbon aged beer, but I like that about this beer... De-freaking-licious!
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 May2010. a bit light (color and body) for the style, a decent light amber ale greatly improved with bourbon. The bourbon flavor was very much upfront but not overpowering or overly woody to knock you over the head. This would be a fantastic introductory beer for any drinkers that reject or assume they would reject a bourbon-aged beer. I gave a taste to several people in the standard beer-drinking group I was with and several ordered pints for themselves. granted, we had just visited a bourbon distillery the day before...
Aug12. Has a sour/sour mash component that could be very off-putting for some. This draft version is huge buttery hit.