dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet, thought I was sipping on a whiskey light, aroma of bourbon, amber color, poured in a 10 ounce glass on tap, one of these was enough for me
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving type: bottle
Appearance: Pours a medium gold tone. 1/4 in foam head. Medium body.
Aroma: lots of pineapple, vanilla, and butterscotch.
Taste: Like a butterscotch beer. No hop taste. . Very sweet...almost too sweet.
Overall: Was really hoping to like this, but just comes out very average. Probably would be good for a beginner to beer or wood aged beer. Otherwise, too sweet and cloying for most beer nerds.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drowland (7768) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
1/15/12. 12oz bottle. Clear amber pour with a small khaki head that fades. Weird aroma that is a touch sour, has caramel, and bits of wood and vanilla. Ugh. Sweet flavor of caramel with tart ketchup and a bit of soy sauce underneath vanilla and charred wood. BLECH.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a thin and foamy white head. Vanilla aroma and a strong bourbon taste. The body is smooth and crisp.
PorterPounder (6959) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade with drowland - thanks! 12 oz bottle - pours a brilliant dark copper with a thin white head. Aroma is that of bottom shelf bourbon - a hint of rye. Flavor has a bourbon essence permeating throughout, some vanilla notes, and some scotch and water essence....like how it tastes when the ice has all melted. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than the flavor would suggest. Usually not a barrel aged fan - but this one goes down nice.
tcanapa (17) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours amber with minimal white head. Bourbon scent is very strong. Flavor is also dominated by bourbon. Doesn’t have as much bite as could be expected, but also lacks any other real flavor.
Chryplewicz (7) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
While slightly pricey for a beer that has better beers in the same style, this is a very tasty beer when you really want a bourbon on the rocks. Slightly sweet, never disappointing, and makes a perfect sipping beer.
thorongil2 (2157) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear amber colour with small white head; aromas of toffee, caramel, vanilla; sweetish flavour with noticeable alcohol; creamy palate
oldmanwhitaker (2) - Milledgeville, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some odd notes. Strong vanilla tones. Thick on the tongue but easy to drink. Overall, a good and rich beer.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle shared by atom. I saw bourbon barrel ale and I assumed this was going to be something darker in color, but his pours clear and golden in color with a small white head. Head quickly dissipates to some sparse bubbles around the neck. It looks nice for something like an ipa, but this is not what I would expect from something aged in bourbon barrels. Pretty harsh, and boozy aroma, with some vanilla, oak, and a bit of chocolate appearing. Too much like bourbon, and not enough like a beer in the aroma for this to be pleasing. If I was drinking whiskey this would be nicer. Very thin on the palate. Grains, some vanilla, a bit of chocolate, but nothing much else is present with this. Really watery and just plain bland.