holdenn (2062) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz thanks to moejuck for sending this to xnoxhatex and sharing with us. Pours a clear copper yellow brown color ... kinda like bourbon. Nose .... kinda like bourbon watered down bourbon that is with salt and a little malt. Flavors .... still ...kinda like watered down bourbon and butter scotch. Next time Iíll just drink the melted ice cubes of my uncles glass after heís passed out in front of the tv.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. an amber ale in a bourbon barrel...why? nose was very bourbony, vanilla, buttery, and salty. flavor was much of the same, not very sweet, some salt, potatoes, bourbon, vanilla, butter. oh gross. i think iíve heard of people getting shot for putting a beer like this in a bourbon barrel.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank you Moejuck for this nice surprise. Third rating today with his name attached to the rating. Light amber color with with little head, and no yeast content. Intense aroma of bourbon, vanilla, (potatoes) and malt. Not too much in the flavor but borbon, lasha, all in a very thin bodied beer. Interesting, but just because you throw a beer in a bourbon barrell it doesnít mean itís going to be great.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber pour with light head and lace. I didnít get much besides malt on the nose. The flavor has a distinct flavor of bourbon with a light vanilla kicker. A very sweet flavor followed by a tad of bitter on the finish. The carbonation is a bit agressive for me. This is really a pretty good amber. I was surprised to find that it was in fact an amber ale.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from my Brother in law - Pours amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and some slight hops. Flavor is bourbon, caramel, vanilla. Slight hops at the finish. Palate is fairly smooth and easy to drink. Interesting but really not much better than average.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from shigadeyo; nose of whiskey, grain, and vanilla; clear copper witha small offwhite head; flavor like a VO and water, a lot of water, with some vanilla notes.More like a weak hard liquor drinl than a beer. I enjoy the flavors but it doenít taste like any amber iíve had! Drink this at a party and impress your friends with how much alcohol you can hold. Put a couple bottles in a big glass and chug it down!
kyfootballa21 (2) - seminole, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
maybe im biast because i lived in lex for so long, but this is a great beer, goes down smooth, nice vanilla flavor, yet not over powering
bgburdman9 (856) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer was very offensive. I have only had bourbon once or twice and while there was a lot of bourbon present in this beer it did not mesh well at all. I was with some people who were drinking jacobs best and I passed this on to them because I couldnt finish it. I got a lot of vanilla, bourbon, and not much else.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light straw color. Once I poured this it had a massive alcohol nose. After a couple of minutes it mellows out into a rounded cookie malt caramel and burlap bag. Reminds me of melted ice cream. Very bourbon tasting. Wow, crazy vanilla bourbon wood pepper. Iím really surprised by this. Nice and mellow. Nothing too harsh. A nice pick up Iíd say.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got some very light malt in the aroma.Pours a medium copper with almost no head.Flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma.Thin to medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt finish.