Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is of bourbon barrel wood and its usual attendant vanilla. Approximate appearance of heated maple syrup. Tastes a bit smokey and a lot of sweet. Cloying and sticky like a bock, only much more so. Not subtle.
JDBaker11058 (1908) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2016
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
appearance: chestnut brown, short soapy light tan head. aroma: sweet caramel, toffee, burnt brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, and the deepest hate. taste: tastes infected; notes of bourbon sweetness are awash in a phenolic, yeasty sourness--there are attempts at vanilla and caramel, all of which are subverted. finish: lingering sour, boozy heat that makes me want to punch myself in the face. notes: Quality control went right out with this bottle. Drain pour.
sjogro (2498) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from local Super U in Fouesnant. Hazy caramel with almost no head. Very sweet toasted malts, shot of bourbon, hazelnuts, bag of sugar, tea and toast. Quite sweet, moldy and sickly vanilla/nuttines with a sour bend. Full body, almost no carbonation. Total failure. Very messy palate, too sweet and lot of off tastes. Looks sad, smells dirty and tastes even worse. Drain poor.
Don2711 (382) - - JUL 4, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2016 Really good. Dark amber with malt maize and caramel bourbon hints and tastes. Great strength and extremely moreish. Will definitely try again. Probably one of best bottled ales I?ve drunk. Gets even better second time. Very smooth.
GustavoF (2) - - JUN 14, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tried it at BJ's in Louisville with dinner.
Excellent taste and palate.
basaywhat (171) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Dark to light amber and clear appearance with a small, diminishing head. Aroma of dark fruits, oak, vanilla and a touch of bourbon.
Hiledd (75) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoked oak aroma, biscuit, malty flavor with whiskey kick, clear copper brown color, medium body with chewy biscuit malt
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NORSAND (73) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber / brown with off-white head.
Nose: Sweet malt, maize, butter, dark honey, caramel, bourbon, vanilla.
Taste & palate: Caramel, bourbon, malt, slightly sweet, low bitterness. Medium rich body. Quite rich carbonation. Long, malty and bourbonny aftertaste with a bit of spiciness.
The bourbon really shines through, in a good way. A bourbon charmer and a typical "love it or hate it" beer. Probably not for the IPA fanatics. I love it.
chrisv10 (15181) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ DØE. Slightly hazy amber with small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, wood and bourbon. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, wood, little bourbon, alcohol, sweet, warming and a little bitter.
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 (6220) - 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.