ludhaber (101) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden copper color with candy and caramel aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth with a nice buttery texture. Flavor contains a good sweet malt background with some nice caramel and vanilla notes from the barrel. A nice beer.
ryaninc (1) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong beer, but not overpowering, good flavor that didn’t taste artificial to me. Would drink again.
BlackHaddock (5756) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle on 21st May 2016 into a Corsendonk glass on my daughters patio in California. Murky dark orange with a beige unlasting head. A bit disappointed with this to be honest, there was a trace of Bourbon esters in the aftertaste but otherwise I thought this bland and uninteresting for a so called barrel-aged beer of 8.2%ABV.
mstrcrwly (912) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2016
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap as part of a flight..amber with a thin white head..aroma of booze,hops,
caramel..tastes of caramel,cough syrup,hops..pass on this.
odinstyr (698) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2016
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a red brown with minimal head. Smells of vanilla and oak, a bit too cloying. Taste is off - bourbon noted good but the beer underneath seems deeply flawed - unpleasant.
ABUSEDGOAT (2488) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear darker amber, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is vanilla, sweet caramel, moderate alcohol. Medium bodied, sweet with caramel and vanilla. Pretty straightforward and one dimensional.
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice reddish orange color. Aromas of nice citrus/grapefruit hops and sweet malts. Flavor starts nice crisp bitter hop and then mellows to a nice malt
Chad9976 (1605) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2015 BJCP Category: 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (base style: 22B American Strong Ale)
AROMA: Moderate bourbon aroma, though slightly buttery. Some dank resiny hops. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Deep amber, slightly hazy. Small, off-beige head. Poor lacing and retention. 2/3
FLAVOR: General amber malt base. Some sweetness but not a sweet brew per se. Some red apple flavor, but not cider-like tartness. Bourbon/woody flavor emerges on finish for mild vanilla sensation. Faint butterscotch. Becomes astringent as it warms. /20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; slightly crisp. Surprisingly clean finish. Alcohol presence is minor. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Quite boring considering what it’s supposed to be. No complexity, little bourbon flavor. Seems to be a macro product masquerading as a limited release barrel brew. 5/10
TOTAL SCORE: 28/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
markextrae (3199) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at a bar, poured a light chesnut colour with a slight off head. nose of sweet maple syrup, burned caramel, faint malts, acetone, not any bourbon to detect here, off flavors, weird. not a fan of this
Scrumpy369 (257) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at hopaholic. Clear amber colour with a small microfoam. Nose of slight barrel aged whiskey with some booze. Taste is low to medium sweetness with distinct vanilla from the barrel.
R4N5H (639) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught (taster) at Bar Americain in NYC on 17-Mar-2016. Clear dark amber colour with a thin tan coloured head. Aroma of malt, caramel and I do get some (faint) bourbon and spices. Full body and soft/medium carbonation. Sweet flavour of malt, butterscotch and caramel. Some wood and vanilla. Not bad but tough to drink quickly.