Thewade (340) - USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like a cream ale. I was surprised at the light color. Hint of bourbon was just right for me. I personally like a bourbon barrel stout, but this was good for me.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
In a classic plastic cup at Nachbar. Can’t tell nose from angle of cup, but flavor is cheap bourbon barrel and caramel. Too many sweet notes to appreciate it, but I love the attempt.
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, this was an extra from preismj which is from his home from his home town. Extremely pleased with this beer, poured a light amber color with a little white head that clung to the glass. Slight hint of bourbon, and vanilla, and hops. Tastes like a classic amber ale with some bourbon notes. Really good, and I want to get more from preismj.
bluesandbarbq (33) - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber color with a nice white head and some lacing. Good carbonation. Aromas of excellent Kentucky bourbon, slight malts and a hint of hops. If you like Kentucky bourbon, this is your ale. Taste is very mild bourbon casked ale with a oaken vanilla and a slight malt and hops presence. The bourbon is not overpowering but graceful and smooth.
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@Cask Pub And Kitchen, London. Amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is wood, vanilla, some fruits and mild bourbon as well. Flavour is fruits, vanilla, wood and some quite earthy notes. Also some mild notes of alcohol. Bourboony aftertaste. Balanced and quite nice.
Rustyham (1806) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at a tasting at IlliniSmitty’s house. Aroma was sweet and sour with a sting. Little bourbon on the nose. Color is like a cream ale. Flavor and palate are both lame and uninspired. I imagine Alltech left a bourbon barrel out side overnight and storm came in from the horizon. the forgot about it for a month or so and came to discover that the water in the barrel began to ferment. Voila, that’s what you’re drinking. bourbon water.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 355 ml bottle. London, England.
Clear amber (apple juice) colour with no head.
Vanilla, sweet caramel, some sweet alcohol and butterscotch in aroma.
Vanilla, toffee, butterscotch and some maltiness in flavour.
Very sweet. No alcohol in flavour. Very easy for a 8.19%.
Draught at the Shenanigan’s Wine & Spirits, Lexington, KY.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Mild whiskey sweetness and dry malt in the aroma.
Some whiskey sweetness, malt and butterscotch in the flavour.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5600) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 Travis brought this one to the Memorial Day Party. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-amber color with a large foamy orange-white head that left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and tart with strong brown sugar and bourbon and a hint of vanilla. The flavor was tart and tangy with light grapefruit up front followed by bourbon, vanilla and nut. The finish was long, and tart with pine, bourbon and brown sugar lingering. Medium body. Interesting.
Itzjerm (1737) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I won’t buy this again. Lets face it... buy some bourbon, buy some beer, combine you have this beer. Why waste your money on them doing the combo?
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Brewery Creek U.S. event @ VCBW. Pours a clear gold with a minimal head. Aroma is predominantly oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is much the same...it really tastes like a very generic ale that has a ton of bourbon character in it. Finish is boozy and unrefined. Utterly one dimensional...I guess any beer tastes better when barrel aged.