RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A friend brought this over and had opened it previously, so there was very little carbonation present in this beer. It poured amber in color with no head whatsoever. Aroma of whisky, malt. Flavor is very much like bourbon to me, as if someone took an amber ale with little flavor and mixed it with bourbon. Mouthfeel is flat, but I don’t blame that on the beer. Goes down smooth, like a sipping whisky. Overall, flavorful and nice, but I wish I had gotten a fresh batch. I’ll re-rate it if I do.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DL06: Poured a clear deep golden color with a minimal off-white head. Bourbon and toffee aroma. Vanilla and some alc fumes, which I am guessing is from the bourbon not the beer itself. Sweet and malty flavor. Notes of butterscotch but not like diacetyl. A lot of vanilla. Semi-dry.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour almost no white head 3
Aroma is vanilla & grham crackers & bourbon Pal is smooth & even.
Flavor is vanilla bean, grham crackers, a touch of sweet & a little bit of bourbon
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Kevin for sharing this
The typical flavors of a bourbon aged beer are present in this decent ale. It poured light yellow with some carbonation and a smell like Barq’s cream soda. The taste was an improvement - fruity notes combined with vanilla, oak and tulips to create a pleasant and smooth experience. Nothing about this jumped out at me as amazing however - it is like they mailed it in before aging it, thinking that somehow sticking it in a bourbon barrel will mask the flaws.
tercise (1) - Philpot, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a fantastic beer. But watch out!!! It will sneak up on you! High alc/vol
schquigly (18) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
great tasting ale. very sweet and finishes smooth. made right down the street!
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005
Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy. Creamy whisky flavour finish.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks goes to weeare138 for this beer. poured like southern comfort with a very small off white to beige head. aroma whiskey when it is first poured into the glass than get some vanilla, woody, a slight floral. flavor wow just like Jack Daniels with out the alcohol kick. If I didn’t pour this myself I would have never guessed this to be a beer. that said this was good.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 Flat orange brown. Floral ivy nose with some aloe vera and rose petals. Weird. Watery woody flavor. Elmers glue finish. Odd vanilla bean flourish. No bueno. Wet charcoal and dirty martini flavor.
Ap-2 ar-3 tas-3 pal-1 ov-5
second time around from a good sample.
dark gold pour with a thin head. graham cracker nose with a crapton of honey. sweet wild turkey taste with buttered popcorn and toffee that starts to dominate as it gains temp.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an orange gold color with a thin, white film that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, citrus fruits, and buttery malts. Sweet, honey, vanilla, citrus fruits, grains, raisins, and bourbon. Sweet and smokey with low alcohol apparency.