Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium bodied, light amber ale aged in bourbon barrels. A little buttery, but overall it’s pretty good. The 8% is smooth. The bourbon barrel isn’t overpowering. Notes of vanilla, caramel, bourbon and oak. Moderate sweetness. It drinks lighter than most bourbon beers.
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours clear orange brown with thin white head. Sweet aroma if malts, caramel and faint bourbon. Taste caramel malts and marshmallows with a nutty, almost "Bit-o-Honey" flavor. Palate thin, mild carbonation and a little slickness. Finish brief musty nuttiness. Alcohol not apparent. Odd beer. If you are desperate for a faint bourbon flavor here you go.
tnkw01 (1706) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. I can smell the oak and bourbon in this beer, with a whiff of alcohol. Has that light amber, brown color of bourbon. Not much head. Pretty strong stuff. Nice beer though.
mrohia (230) - Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Paddock, Lebanon, OH, draught. It tastes like bourbon! It smells like bourbon! It has no lacing like bourbon!
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AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliant golden color with ivory sheen. Whiskey vanilla, pale malt aromas. medium body. Bready pale malt, oak, whiskey vanilla flavors---lingering whiskey breath to finish--not bad
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of oranges and hops. Pours with a frothy head. The taste is a sweet caramel and a hint of chocolate with pronounced alcohol. Full-bodied.
monk191 (1704) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer. Pours a very bourbon like orange color, with a white head. Smells sweet and roasted. Definitely has a whiskey taste, very sweet and malty, and alcoholic. Not bad, but won't have again.
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Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very unusual. Transparent penny copper with a thin white ring for a head. The bourbon and vanilla permeate the nose. Medium bodied, it has the mouthfeel of an amber ale, but shows the barrel character. A nice sipper, but a really clipped finish.
FullObs (136) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle pours a clear amber color. Sweet honey aroma. Tastes of vanilla & light honey but finishes very medicinal and watered down. Tastes like someone left a sip of cheap bourbon with a few cubes of well water. The next day you wake up and finish off the glass. Not good.
574deadzone (1360) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours an amber gold with a thick khaki cap. Nose of caramel and light bourbon, with plenty of wood, some vanilla and buttery toffee notes. Taste is fairly sweet but also bitter. Palate is lighter, actively carbonated, with a distinctive bourbon-laden finish. The base beer features the bourbon very well, if leaving one wanting for a slightly more powerful nose. Still, a decent ale that drinks easier than its ABV suggests.