574deadzone (1370) - 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.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Oaky bourbon, caramel malt, and a vanilla aroma. Clear copper with a small beige head. Vanilla, oak, plum, caramel, and bourbon flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation. Normally, I’m not a bourbon fan, but I really liked this beer.
Campy877 (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buttery is the best way to describe this beer. It I like drinking a butterscotch ale. Very good and extremely potent. Beware, there is such a truth to the saying "too much of a good thing"
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rlgk (17974) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Clear copper/golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, candy, vanilla notes, some bourbon. Bourbon flavor, lots of vanilla, oak, fruity, rather sweet, some toffee. Bourbon finish with vanilla and oak notes.
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a syrupy wooded golden-copper with an off-white head two-to-three fingers in length. Sinks gradually. Smells strongly of artificial vanilla/vanillin, tree bark, cream soda and some cognac and whiskey heat, but nothing to indicate this has hops. Tastes stronger of caramel malts, ash, that barely drinkable vanillin compound, corn syrup, expired bourbon and animal sauce. It had tasted mainly of flavor-injected chemicals used to cheapen the expenses of labor. Also, where were the hops?
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Sweet Grass Dairy. LIght copper pour with a foamy white head. Nose is vanilla, caramel, booze and oak. Taste is sweet vanilla and malt throughout with a boozy finish. Not that memorable.
HeadyDE (744) - Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite surprised by this, golden color expecting a darker hue, but not present, slight head. Nose..booze, vanilla, faint oak..taste really reminds me of a cream soda, albeit an adult version. Interesting mouthfeel and the abv makes itself known, however nothing really is memorable..Ok
illiniphil (146) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one unique beer. Pours a copper color with very little head. Aroma is pure whiskey. Taste starts out with whisky, vanilla notes - makes you think your not drinking beer. But then it quickly turns and finishes with lots of malty, bready yeast. Very interesting.
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jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Pour is copper orange,mild head,clear.
Aroma is big wisky,oak fresh toasted ,bready sweet carmel.
Taste is same medium bodied toasted malt base with wisky Overall its a cereal toasty aroma.
F lavor,woody oak slight vanilla.Wisky bourbon up front Some very mild fruit orange like citrus tones. Mildly sweet carmel cereal,medium body base .Mild finish but slight wisky harsh finish.Like a mild wisky shot. Kinda good and unusual, would have to say,this is definatly a good example of a bourbon barrel ale,if you like that. Its a strong character of the beer. They delivered well with the bourbon barrel,
AWISLguy (2458) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Saloon on Calhoun. Pours pale orange with a foamy white head. Nice lacing sliding down the glass. Aroma has apricots, and other fresh fruit, vanilla and some woodiness. Taste is of vanilla and sweet toffee with a hint of fruit. Dry and not too thick, the bourbony vanilla is the predominant flavor. Finishes vanilla-y sweet without a real alcohol presence. I could not have guessed the style being tried for here. A pale on oak casks?