jackfrost9p (308) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong bourbon flavors but seemed to lack some carbonation in my opinion. Also, it was very sweet, which was a little over powering.
mallons72 (172) - livonia, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a big fan of this. Character is weak. Taste a bit of bourbon, but something lacks.
WisconsinBeer (711) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden orange color. Thin to no head. First impression is much lighter bodied than expected. Flavor is vanilla ice cream, just a hint of char and bourbon. Easy sipping, ends on a somewhat dry note. Decent enough, but lacking anything that would resemble "bourbon barrel".
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from notes taken 22 Feb 2012 -- This was a pretty good ale, if I recall correctly it was a little thin, but everything else worked very well with it. Need to try again.
jflopsu (652) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light orange with white head. Aroma is a unique mix of chocolate, vanilla, raspberries, and dark alcohol. Taste is a mix of chocolate (almost brownie like), with vanilla, raspberries, and caramel. A little too sweet for my taste, also with a lingering dark fruit flavor.
naivepegasus (343) - USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange with a very thin film of soapy head. Punch in the face odor of alcohol and maple with some tart fruit. The aroma borders on overpowering. Strong chocolate and raspberry flavor, with not a lot to balance out the sweetness of both the bourbon barrel flavor as well as the alcohol. I was interested when I first saw a bourbon barrel ale, but in the end, I wish it was a bit more balanced.
jayzz (399) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I like this ale. It has a light bourbon flavor and amber gold color. It reminds me of my trip through the buffalo trace distillery, and the incredible samples at the end of the tour. This is an ale with a completely unique flavor that is a "must try" IMHO.
AwaKe (65) - Laval, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
En bouteille au Raglan Road, Downtown Disney. Odeur et apparance très attirante, servie dans une tulipe, on dirait presqu’un cognac. Odeur de chêne, vanille, whisky. Belle couleur ambre, apparance huileuse. Goût pas mauvais mais un peu ’’chimique’’ avec palais très, voir trop léger.
Stoned99 (140) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Winooski Beverage Warehouse... Aroma: bourbon, candies, caramel, toffee, alcohol. App: clear copper, almost no head. Taste and palate: average carbonation, light body, light sweetness, watery and dry. Brownies, vanilla taste. Overall: appearance is so so, taste is too light as if I’m drinking water. For a bourbon ale was looking for something way more funkier than that. Funny to say but too easy to drink for a bourbon barrel ale imo, but ABV is quite high so we need to be careful.
sic1314 (3813) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured light amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of booze, fudge, roast malt and some vanilla. Medium to full body, flavour much as the aroma.
maltman53 (387) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours light-rusty nail with a quickly dissipating white head. The aroma is candied fruit, a little sarsaparilla, finishing with a vanilla, toffee, almost cough drop flavor. Overall, none of these flavor are appealing.