Lubiere (11945) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful orange cognac ale with a thin white head. In aroma, light peanuty malt, with bourbon infused butter pecans, interesting. In mouth, a smooth sweet buttered up nuts, like a liqueur, but a bit thin and simple. On tap at Meadhall, Oct. 10 2011.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vintage Estates in Ohio. Decent tasting beer, because I love the taste of bourbon, I enjoyed this beer. There is a light taste of bourbon, nicely done from the lining of the bourbon barrels (creative). Well balanced beer, vanilla taste, and yes 8% abv. You can definitely taste this in the brew. One was enough for me.
Marheb (3897) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
À la manière de la Innis and Gunn, une ale sans personnalité sinon ce que le bourbon lui apporte. Vanille, caramel rehaussent légèrement son corps plutôt mince. Facile à boire cependant.
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear amber, small coarse head. Evident bourbon/vanilla aroma. Sweet and buttery with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Mild with lasting flavours of caramel and bourbon. Low bitterness.
dykhuis7 (24) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a transparent copper, thin white head. Aroma is faint with all of the following: vanilla, Bourbon, wood, maybe caramel. The taste is of vanilla and Bourbon, but where this beer loses me completely is the aftertaste. You’re left with a corn-type linger which is too eerily similar to some macro swill. Just can’t get past it.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, medium copper color with a thin white head. Interesting aroma of cherry, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. The aroma slightly reminds me of New Glarus Enigma just not as strong. Medium mouthfeel with carbonation. Banana is the first flavor that comes to mind in this one followed by some bourbon notes like a watered down whiskey and coke. Lingers with a slight sweet bitterness. Taken as is the beer isn’t terrible but I’m not sold on this being anything great either. On the plus side, I think the booze is fairly well hidden. Curious how long this spent in bourbon casks. Oaked Arrogant Bastard slays this beer hands down.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours light amber with tiny white head. Aroma is bourbon and maybe a bit of caramel. Taste is watered down bourbon. I like beer and I like bourbon, but this just isn’t sure which it wants to be.
anders37 (20895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty vanilla aroma. Fruity malty oaky vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish malty oaky vanilla finish.
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Mews Tavern - Wakefield, RI. Three times, I ordered the Firestone Walker Double Jack and three times the waitress brought me this beer. Fortunately, my fiancee likes bourbon and enjoyed what appears to be a very bland strong ale with bourbon poured into. Not a lot of barrel char or toast. Just warming malty ale with bourbon added. Bourbony, but entirely one-dimensional.
Atom (1976) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma smells like a watered down shot of Bourbon poured into a cider. Definitely can taste that is aged in Bourbon barrels, seems more like a cream ale, but really it just tastes like someone added whiskey into a poorly made ale, it’s just a mess.