FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a golden amber with a very small white froth. Aroma is bourbony and a touch woody with some sweet caramel notes and some graininess. Flavor starts exactly like watered down bourbon, very woody and straight bourbony. Picks up some vanilla notes but not much of it. Some sweet graininess in the disappointing finish. Medium body and a soft carbonation. This style didn’t hold up well to the aggressive bourbon note they had in it, making it very much like watery bourbon.
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful vanilla notes hit the nose hard right away. The beer poured a very uncarbonated golden haze. There was a lack of head, but this did not take away from the primary flavors. Very tasty background bourbon flavors without the alcohol burn. Not my favorite flavor in the world, but they captured it very nicely. A treat in how it is uniquely aged, but not a go to in the future. Glad i tried it.
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into an English pint glass. Appearance is a translucent amber to copper color with a pillowy, quickly dissipating beige head that dissipates to a soapy layer on the top of the beer. Aroma is mostly bourbon, but I pick up on some vanilla notes with a bit of pilsner-esque characteristics in the background. The bourbon aroma lingers longer than any other. Taste is like a whiskey that doesn’t pack the punch in the stomach that I have come to expect out of the liquor. At first, the taste is fruity and light, but as the beer finds a home on the tongue, I pick up on some vanilla and wood notes. There is just some light carbonation on the tongue throughout the drink. This isn’t particularly a beer to chug, which, if going by the ABV alone, a person would not expect to find.
roder60 (1283) - 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 (646) - 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 (2817) - 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 (3166) - 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 (1475) - 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 (200) - 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 (2315) - 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.