smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours clear amber color with white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak. I’m also getting some coconut; weird. The usual flavors from a bourbon barrel; bourbon, vanilla and some oak. If you star with a beer that isn’t so good, barrel aging can only improve it so much. Medium body with average carbonation. Not bad for what it is. Thanks Peter.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
slight oak to the aroma but not much else. rather pale body with a white head. taste is disappointing, just a slightly sweet finish. I think i may classify this as a waste of bourbon barrels
strap (403) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 19, 2010
1.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
i like bourbon, and i like beer. unlike reeses peanut butter cup, these are not 2 great things that go great together. overdid it on the bourbon. it tasted like a bourbon/budweiser mixture. not much redeeming here, other than the aroma. i love the smell of bourbon.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Pours a clear amber with a thin deminishing off white head. Laces fairly well. Aroma is of whisky, spice, and vanilla. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is like a whisky with carbonation. Has a medium body. The texture is slick. A decent finish with a good aftertaste. This is really like a sipping beer. Not to be rushed. Different but not bad. They really hit the bourbon barrel thing well. A good sipping beer on a cold night.
wxman (1398) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with a decent off white head. Aroma is sweet malt and smoky spice. Bourbon barrel flavor comes through right up front along with the sweet roasted malt, caramel, vanilla and a bit of smokiness. This is a pretty decent effort for a little guy company. Labeling looks cheap, so that was deceiving. Don’t be fooled, try it. Well worth it!
DalzAle (1966) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bonus thanks to phaleslu! Clear amber pour, little carbonation and an extremely strong whiskey aroma (seriously, smelled like a well made manhattan!) Flavor was also closer to a mixed drink rather than a beer, smooth vanilla, bourbon and some malt on the backbone. Not overpowering in the booze department, but still flavorful. Anyone who enjoys a good manhattan would probably enjoy this. Really glad I got to try this one!!!
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden/amber with a thin white head. Aroma is of bourbon and vanilla. Taste is very sweet. Slightly malty upfront with a smooth vanilla finish. The bourbon is mostly in the nose with very little in the actual taste. Very nice.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle; crystal clear amber with thin white head; aromas of sugary malts, methanol, stale lemons, apple cider; thin texture drinks with apple juice texture and mild astringency; kind of buttery with very light, sweet bourbon; corn, lemons and a little vanilla; very light drinking for the ABV with an almost apple cider the result for me
LtDan (1785) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Pours a clear amber gold with no head.
Aroma: This smells like a glass of whiskey. I’m getting sweet(vanilla/vanilla extract) and woody notes.
Taste: Bourbon and soda water.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and medium carbonation.
Overall: What a trip!! This is quite the gimmick, in line with Tequiza or something. I finished the beer, but it was real weird having this almost artificial whiskey bourbon flavored beer. Don’t get me wrong, I love Bourbon Barrel Aged Stouts and such, this was much different.
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vintage Estate. Light oaky aroma, bit of toffee, lightly sweet with no hops. Vanilla and oak shine through. Medium amber clear with thin foamy head. Medium body with medium carbonation - smooth. Starts sweet with great bourbon and oak flavors - like bourbon and soda. Not overly complex but really nice bourbon taste. Smooth sweet finish with light smoke and a dry after. Watery overall, but that impression comes from thinking like I was drinking a watered down bourbon drink, not a beer.