HonkeyBra (3724) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The highlight of DLD 2011. Pours a murky brown, barely any head. Aroma of strong bourbon, dark rich fruits, vanilla, caramel, molasses. Some notes of oak and chocolate. Flavor has a strong bourbon, vanilla and caramel apparentness, delicious and ass kicking at the same time. Lots of oak, sugar, and alcohol apparent in the flavor as well. Slick full bodied mouthfeel with a boozy finish. Pretty incredible beer.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy dark amber color/ no head. Toasted wood, vanilla, caramel aromas. Medium bodied. Boozy vanilla, toasted caramel, dry wood, toffee sweet flavors--good
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle). Pours a dark cola color with minimal head. Aroma is beautiful bourbon, caramel and vanilla notes. Taste is sweet bourbon with more caramel, vanilla, and raisin.. Full bodied with a sticky texture. Smooth finish. Nice bourbon forward beer, but the old ale is still noticeable.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poor is thick dark and syrupy. Not a lot of head. Smell is deep sweet molasses smoke. Taste is sweet dates molasses brown sugar. Sweet red fruits. Great beer thx kickinchalice.
drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
8/5/11. 12oz bottle courtesy KickInChalice. Cloudy dark brown pour with a very faint hint of brown head. Hugely complex aroma - sweet, caramel, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, and so much more. Wow. Awesome bourbon barrel flavor with sweet molasses, brown sugar, coconut, vanilla, oak, a bit of roast and coffee, and more... NICE!
marcus (7550) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle generously shared by bhensonb. Pours cola with no head at all and a bourbon and sour fruit aroma. There is a smooth really together fruity dark malt flavor with a slightly sour barely bitter toffee finish. There is a superb blend of flavors marvelously aged to produce a wonderful drinking experience. Thanks, Bill.
bhensonb (12447) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to jrallen34 for this amazing bottle. Pours cola color with no real head. Aroma is dakrmalt and dark fruit. Med+ body. Warming heat. Flavor is dark malt and dark fruit. The overall effect is amazing. Finishes mildly sweet. Mildly.
portableparty (2056) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by DalzAle (thanks Greg). Pours murky brown copper with little white head that just vanishes. Aroma is sugar bourbon and vanilla with some dark fruit. Taste is a lot of the same but finished bitter and warm. Palate is slick oily and a warming dry finish. I want more, my very own bottle!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2010 bottle consumed 1/9/11
dark brown color... kinda like rootbeer with a teenie off white head.
i want to make a mustache out of this so i can always smell it!
a+f= holy maple sweetened bourbon-y goodness!... along with chocolate dipped naners, brown sugar, dates, tongue tingly alcohol and some faint umami. bitter finish with an incredibly rich aftertaste. smooth, rich and complex. 4.8-5
SrSilliGose (3316) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 bottle. Pours a dark murky pondwater brown with practically no head. Notes of big thick syrupy toasted brown sugar, toffee, creme brulle, vanilla nut bourbon, and sweet warming toasted marshmellow booze. Big body. Tasty. Nice booze, sweet creme brule, and toasted vanilla, grahmcracker dryness, balance. Like.