kidmartinek (3658) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Honey, whiskey aroma.. Maple colored, good head holds to a film. Looks
like cognac. Thick sugary finish.
TomDecapolis (4484) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours. Lightly hazy golden copper with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, light bourbon, caramel, sweet molasses notes. Flavor of vanilla, light whiskey, caramel, a little thin. Reminded me a little of oaked arrogant bastard.
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear amber pour with a very thin layer of white foam. Aroma is pretty much straight bourbon. Some vanilla and oak but mostly bourbon. Bourbon flavor at the beginning that fades quickly to a very mild and malty middle. The bourbon and oak notes come back at this point and really give off a nice bourbon and vanilla flavor. Finishes very dry and surprisingly clean. Some light bourbon notes on the aftertaste but that’s about it.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle and served in my NB worthy glassware: Golden hue with a fading fizzy head and almost no lace. The aroma has notes of vanilla bean, caramel, wet grains, moderate bourbon alcohol vapours, some herbal, woody and earthy esters. The taste is a tad sweet and malty with a slap of booze and plastic finish. Wow, not had many BB aged beer with so little character before. What happens when you place a poorly made Amber Ale in a generic bourbon barrel (notice that they do not even say which kind of bourbon barrels they use... RED FLAG). The mouth feel is soft and tepid with a slightly metallic astrengent finish. Any homebrewer with some wood chips soaked in bourbon and added to a basic ale can do as well as this if not better. Sad, truly sad.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Natasha’s in Lexington. Pours golden and clear, with a slightly orange tint and small white head. Nose is sweet malt and generous bourbon, particularly vanilla and oak. Some slight sourness from the oak. Not bad, but a little odd... almost like a slightly sweeter bourbon and soda.
HonusWagner (1391) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
It tastes a lot like a moderately better Gennessee Cream Ale; this is not exactly high praise, and it was 3+ dollars for a bottle. I am displeased.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
well not much to speak about so you take an amber ale and BA it nice concept but an amber
jds170 (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Vintage Estate. Clear golden pour with tight white head. Aroma of vanilla predominating, backed by a little alcohol. Flavor is again mostly vanilla, and some oak - not terribly interesting. Thin mouthfeel with abundant carbonation - less would have been better. Overall decent, but nothing to return to.
sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of bourbon!! And oak!! And flavor is bourbon!! And oak!! Yikes!! Light orange color; tiny white head. Medium-light body. I love oaked beers, and this has a really great, massive bourbon flavor, but it’s over done and makes this one-dimensional.
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. red in color with little head. I wasnt expecting much with this beer, but it turned out to be pretty good. Bourbon is the dominate flavor, with notes of carmel, vanilla, and maybe nuts. very good beer that i will have to try again.