ccex (1185) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle pours a clear red/amber color with small white head. Smells of beer but tastes like marzipan candy. Aroma is full of butter, sugar, vanilla, oak and caramel. Bourbon is barely noticeable. Taste is sweet, and body is medium. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, without too much carbonation. Not a great beer, but very different from anything else Ive tried so far.
agent_511 (157) - - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyable beer. Pours a light brown with a moderate head. Notes of oak and vanilla. Medium malty sweetness, light bitterness, and notes of oak and vanilla in the flavor as well. Finishes with a pleasant alcohol warming.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 Big disappointment.
Very mild and confused. It has some of the sweet qualities of bourbon - vanilla and coconut, and odd cereal - with no character or heat. yikes, steer clear
Sledutah (6896) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear golden with a big off-white head
Aroma: Bourbon and vanilla
Taste: Bourbon, vanilla and woody
Decent, but thin.
AndySnow (6492) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ SBWF 12. Golden colour with a small head. Whisky, fruit aroma. Flavour is vanilla, fruit, wood.
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 4pack purchased in Louisville KY, 09/2012. Very sweet, thick and up-front bourbon, almost no alcohol, with all-pervasive vanilla, nut(meg) and caramel. Like drinking liquid toffee (Werthers Echte), which is hard to finish a whole pint of. Flawed as a beer, makes sense as a dessert, or even better: as the richest part of a dessert when shared. Not sure where the other 3 bottles went, was finished with this very specific brand of artificial bourbon beer in a few gulps. Enjoyable as a representative of the large kitsch department in US brewing, that will cater to the fans of any taste to the extreme, losing sight of balance or grace. Probably addictive like cheap candy you know is bad for you.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with thin white head. Nose is boozy with light toast. Medium bodied with somewhat flat bread malt moving to a delicious sweet bourbon finish. nice but would like more character.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CBF. Poured an orange gold color with a thin, white film that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, citrus fruits, and buttery malts. Sweet, honey, vanilla, citrus fruits, grains, raisins, and bourbon. Sweet but odd.
heemer77 (5289) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
A dark amber orange brew with brass tints in the glass. The head is thick and off white. This smells very sweet with caramel and corn from the bourbon woodiness. There isn’t much to smell from the beer as the barrel aging dominates. The taste is like lame cheap bourbon poured into a high abv amber ale. Not much in the way of hops. The body is lifeless. Notes of caramel come through in the end along with wet cardboard and some hay. This is a train wreck.
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an orange color with white head. Vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate aromas. Vanilla, bourbon, oak flavors. Very tasty beer. You don’t notice the 8% alcohol.