RIS101 (2) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow the bourbon ale is outstanding. Catch them when the tasting room is open. Subtle taste of bourbon. vanillia overtones quite smooth.
Cmycoskie (23) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First bourbon flavored ale Iíve had. Loved how it looked and smelled like bourbon with just a suttle taste of bourbon. Wish it tasted a little more oakey. Prost.
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of bourbon, oak, cherry, and spices. Flavor starts off with lots of bourbon and vanilla that leads to dark fruits, oak, and sweet malts. Slightly impressed with this brew, better then expected.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark golden with a fully receding off-white head. Aroma of oranges, cheddar cheese, pineapple, rum, and spice. Taste of oak, bourbon, honey, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lush carbonation. Finally! This is a great mixing of bourbon and beer.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that was mostly lasting and left behind a transparent typically carbonated light brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was sweet vanilla bourbon and oak. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained tart notes of sweet caramel vinous vanilla and bourbon. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again. A very interesting brew!
HooperX (13) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Actually bought a pack of this direct from the brewery while on vacation. Pours out a nice ambery color, smells like... you guesed it, bourbon. Taste is fantastic, again, like bourbon, but a bit sweeter.
I absolutely love this stuff. I need more. My friends and I went through the entire supply the hotel we stayed at had in their bar over the course of a weekend.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured beer with a thick white head. Deep strong bourbony aroma, toasted oak, caramel and heavy rich whisky. More bourbon character than any other bourbon beer Iíve ever had. It even seems to smell more alcoholic than the 4.5% ABV that is listed for it. Flavour is all bourbon up front, with a kiss of light cherry and some light caramel maltiness. Vanilla and oak finish that lasts forever. Very intense and comes across like a chilled, carbonated glass of bourbon. Some orangey flavour through the finish. Itís very intense, but itís tough to finish. Too much bourbon character for such a light-bodied ale to handle.
thebaldwizard (1204) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dissapointment for sure, especially considering the cost of this beer. The aroma is nice enough--plenty of sweet bourbon notes, almost candy-like. The appearance was a light amber color with a white head. Taste was very one-sided--too much bourbon flavor overpowering whatever ale was used to make this beer. Moutfheel is thin and watery.
smoosh (533) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - this one is quite unusual. Typically the bourbon barrel aged brews are much bigger than a 4.5% amber and it really allows the bourbon to show through. Sweet aroma of malt, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Pale amber bodied with a smallish beige head. Very sweet flavor, bordering on cloying. Fairly full-bodied. A very nice surprise.
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a see-through shade of light amber with no real head to speak of. This is another one of those beers that has gigantic amounts of bourbon characteristcs infused from this process. It smells pretty much exactly like Kentucky whiskey, just a bit watered down obviously. Rich bourbon flavor as well, very strong on vanilla. Though some beery notes are detected in the finish. They come out in faint hints of sweet malt. There is also a hidden bitter note, but I canít tell if itís from the use of hops or something derived from barrel aging. I enjoy a glass of Bourbon every now and then, so I do like this well enough. I think it couldíve been better by being more robust. Oh, and itís very humorous that the commercial description uses the word "subtle" to convey the vanilla/oak taste.