beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - APR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an interesting one because although I applaud a brewer that thinks outside the box and tries to create a beer using new techniques, this one is a little bit of a bust. Great idea though, we have oaked aged beers, wine barrel aged beers, why not bourbon barrel aged beers? Great idea in theory, not so good in practice, the bourbon dominates both the aroma and flavor, and leaves what was probably a decent blond ale into an ultra sweet, butterscotch flavored beer. the first taste is not bad, but this is one of those that gets more annoying until the last mouthful is a chore.
BeerandBlues2 (10784) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium-small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma and flavor are butterscotch, bread, cookie, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.
argo0 (12119) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, thanks ? Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, light prune. Taste is moderately sweet, butterscotch, orange, some Bourbon, raisin. Light-medium body, fairly smooth.
Jethro6191 (494) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured dark amber with a fleeting white head. Cherry, vanilla, and bourbon notes. Medium bodied with a low level of carbonation.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet honey and bourbon nose. Taste is moderately sweet, no bitterness, lots of honey, light citrus, heavy vanilla.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a clear medium gold with some orange highlights. The carbonation is bad, no head rises, no lacing, the beer looks oily.
The aroma is pretty light, giving off light notes of vanilla, oak, and candy sugar at the end.
The taste is really weird, there is some distinct vanilla but its combined with alcohol and sugar.
The feel is super light and watery feeling without much of an aftertaste or feel.
Drinkability is pretty good.
Overall, this beer is really weird. Its like drinking a light barrel ris that’s combined with a pilsner. Not a great combo.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. Pours a rich copper color with medium off-white head. Nose is full of the whiskey smell along with a nice malty sweetness. Taste is heavy on the bourbon with some vanilla and a slight fruity sweetness as well. This beer is fantastic on the palate - very smooth and well balanced.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Big in your face whiskey in the nose. This beer has so much going on it is difficult to keep up. Call it brandy. A big theme was movie theater candy. There was that whiskey. Vanilla, dark fruit, and attitude. Wow.
mcberko (9344) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours pale golden with a white head. Aroma of cider, bourbon and apple. Flavour is heavy on bourbon, citrus and apple. Very oaky and alcoholic finish. Pretty thin and uncomplex. Decent.
harrisoni (15066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Utobeer drunk at home. Clear bright orange amber colour. Very thin white head. Oh boy, even from the aroma, I know I’m not going to like this. Yes lots of bourbon on the aroma. I mean if I wanted to drink bourbon, I’d drink bourbon. But I don’t. I want to drink beer. So as a beer almost entirely pointless. Otherwise nothing really wrong with it, except it reminds me of Innis & Gunn beers which isn’t always a good thing. Yep, this just isn’t my kind of beer.