BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, 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.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy white head. Aroma of bourbon, butter and leafy hops. The taste is bourbon, butter and toasted malts. Medium bodied.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Date: 04/29/2006
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2006
Appearance: clear golden, whispy head,
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma,
Flavor: flavor has a nice oak character, light sweet vanilla that keeps getting sweeter and sweeter,
Source: cellar tasting
Score: 2.7 to 3.0
Aroma: touch of oak in the aroma with the bready sweetness,
Flavor: sweet caramel and vanilla flavor, touch of bourbon, still quite sweet
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks Acknud! Well this is ann intersting brew. The aroma and flavors of Bourbon hit immediately. The beer also tastes of bourbon...too much honestly. It is a very bright and bold amber color with no head. Carbonation is light. Flavor of beer is lost in the Bourbon. Decent brew.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Hand bottle sampled shared courtesy of weeare138 (thanks Mike - special thanks for checking off another state for me!). Poured a medium and clear amber color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of bourbon, light vanilla, caramel and some wood. Tastes of bourbon, caramel and light vanilla. Softer body. I thought the barrel aging was done well with the bourbon tastes not on the overpowering side. Thinner body. With the bourbon presence, I would have thought the ABV was stronger than 4.5%.
Dogbrick (10695) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2008
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Party Source. The beer is a clear amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Thin ting of lacing with spots under it. The aroma is pretty much all bourbon, with maybe a hint of malt buried under it. Medium-bodied with a bourbon overkill character of which the smell warned. Touches of woody malt and hops but again the bourbon overwhelms. The finish is oak and bourbon with a lingering whiskey aftertaste. Not for me.
crossovert (10647) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Old rate. Draft. Bourbon notes are so candylike and thin, just not a fan of this one.
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A couple years’ ageing helped. Bourbon and mild roast nose. Though not thick, it’s a smooth mouthfeel with tons of foam. Bourbon and oak. A sipper.
DSG (10528) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear deep golden to amber color. Aroma of malt, lots of vanilla, wood, toffee, nutty notes, a bit of bourbon and a slightly alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied. OK, but heavy and not really my thing.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle… DLD’08… Lightly hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is of toffee and bourbon with suggestions of burned rubber and resin… the apparent olfactory theme of the day. Light-bodied and fizzy. Perfectly balanced, but bland and mostly flavorless… with the lone exception being a miniscule hint of bourbon. Crisp, clean, thin finish.