HooperX (13) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Actually bought a pack of this direct from the brewery while on vacation. Pours out a nice ambery color, smells like... you guesed it, bourbon. Taste is fantastic, again, like bourbon, but a bit sweeter.
I absolutely love this stuff. I need more. My friends and I went through the entire supply the hotel we stayed at had in their bar over the course of a weekend.
Cmycoskie (23) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First bourbon flavored ale I’ve had. Loved how it looked and smelled like bourbon with just a suttle taste of bourbon. Wish it tasted a little more oakey. Prost.
kyfootballa21 (2) - seminole, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
maybe im biast because i lived in lex for so long, but this is a great beer, goes down smooth, nice vanilla flavor, yet not over powering
gregf (1) - Vermilion, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
caught me by suprise, the bourbon smell and taste were just right with a vanilla flavor and a nice roasted malt . Very drinkable, be carefull for the high gravity sets a very mellow feeling quickly.
Wilkami (2) - - AUG 13, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught at One Eyes Jacks in Fairborn, OH. Very flavorful of oak with a vanilla finish. No head, darker amber color. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a oak aged ale with a sweeter finish.
ejh8 (63) - - NOV 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super great bourbon ale. Not what I expected but in good way. Thin and light with a warming affect for those cold winters nights. Exception. A must for a relaxing ale.
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RIS101 (2) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow the bourbon ale is outstanding. Catch them when the tasting room is open. Subtle taste of bourbon. vanillia overtones quite smooth.
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW is just an understatement for this amazing beer, and I think this low score really does not do the beer any justice.
Everything you might have been used with other Bourbon aged beers come to a clash with this beer. Instead of a strong beer base aged with bourbon, they actually use a low abv beer that they age in bourbon barrel. The result is just extraordinary.
The aroma is loaded with bourbon, it feels like sniffing a glass of whiskey, the alcohol just engulfs your smell.
That being said, I cannot help but notice that with the brewery being in Kentucky, they have had access to some really fancy barrels as the nose is just purely amazing.
Taste is once again loaded with the wood, barrel, bourbon mouthfeel with extra touch of vanilla.
Only let down is that the actual bourbon - whiskey comes across a lot stronger than the beer itself. Either a miss or hit depending of one’s style.
Definitely a different approach, interesting, highly drinkable beer.
Taste really does feel like it is way over 4.5%, give this one a good try.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found this one bottled in Bardstown, Kentucky. Light, toasty nose with a clear, dark yellow pour with no head. Slightly bubbly. Wonderfully sweet, oaky and syrupy flavors well-balanced with a nutty hoppyness that is unusual but very good. I expected this one to be a bit one-dimensional but if it wasn’t so expensive, this would be a fantastic sessionable ale. I loved it.
rjplumer (375) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Faint spice bourbon vanilla aroma. Head dissipates quickly on top of a clear deep amber ale. Distinct what I’m assuming is a bourbon taste with lots of carbonation. Like the aroma it has vanilla spice with hints of oak in the taste. Finishes clean with a noticeable warming sensation on the palate. Certainly one to be sipped and savored. I liked this one a lot and would definitely have another at any time.