Ughsmash (6914) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Poured clear garnet with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up sweet bourbon, vanilla, and caramel over toasted bready malts.. OK. The flavor found sweet vanilla, bourbon, and fruity sugars at the core, with tart bourbon and oak around.. became sharper as the drink progressed. Medium-bodied, but fairly filling on the palate.. Iím not a big fan of the base beer, and I donít think the barrel treatment helped.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bourbon Barrel Aged was the description served at a GTMW pre party.
Brown pour not much of a head
First aroma is smoked meat only lighter then lots of Bourbon battle vanilla, wood, and butter overly barrled for the beer.
Full well coated palate
Flavor is overly sweet lots of barrel Bourbon butter sweet sugars hints if oak. 1dimensional, Needed a better base
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at DOLA.... cloudy yellow brown pour with a soapy head.... vanilla, caramel and a mild bitter hop bibte... oak, vanilla, lots of floral hops and a slightly astringent finish.
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2009
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
cask at DotLA III. haha, my friend got this and said it was just awful. so i took a tiny sip of his to try it. wasnít intending on rating it, but that sip was so awful and unique that i can rate it easily based off that. it was an awful, sawdust flavor. super hazy and ugly. super alcoholic. weird awful wood everywhere. cedar, sure. brian called it the worst beer ever, and he isnít super far off.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
thick cloudy mily light brown, lots of particulates, barest hint of lace. aroma of wood that i couldnít identify at the time, but i agree with cornfield that it is cedar (of all things!). flavor has wood, a floral note and a strong alcohol presence. medium bodied, dry finish. intreresting, but not much fun. sampled @ day of the living ales 2009.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Day of the Living Ales 2009, Goose Island Wrigleyville (where they ADORE their beer geek patrons), Chicago: This had an ugly pour, a murky light brown body with no head. I can live with that. The aroma was strong and perfumey with cedar, alcohol, and some toffee. Okay, I can deal with that too. It tasted of cedar with a floral bitterness and a whallop of alcohol. Malt? Itís getting harder to handle. The finish was alcohol and cedar, never any oakishnessosity. Rough.