shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand-bottled and acquired in trade. I wasn’t anticipating all the sediment as I poured it into the snifter. The color is a murky brown with no head. I’m guessing it will be completely flat. The aroma is sweet malts and a nice smokiness that is pretty enticing. The first mouthful matched the smells. The smokiness matches nicely with the sweet fruity malts. Well done. Its a shame its flat, although that didn’t hurt it much.
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Mike for sharing this 2007 vintage growler. The beer pours to a deep brown body with a thin off-white head. The aroma is fruity deep caramelized malts, with lots of molasses and caramel. The flavor is rich and caramelized, really sweet, and has nice notes of vanilla amongst the rich malts. I’m digging this! The beer has a rich caramelized palate.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled via growler during Cheesehead YeHA in Brookfield, Wisconsin and shared by BBB63. Pours a hazy dark brown brew with a fast dissolving tan head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and a thin tan ring. Aroma of dark roasted caramel malt, some fruity character, vanilla and some bourbon. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, some dark pitted fruits, bourbon and a touch of vanilla. Finish has a high alcohol warmth with a bourbonized caramel aftertaste flavor. Nice!
Ughsmash (7326) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Mike for bringing the growler! Poured clear deeper brown with just a little yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up sweet bourbon and vanilla over drawn caramel upfront.. a bit sour and a bit smoky.. a little too much simple sugar going on.. enjoyed the closing impression of bourbon and vanilla as well. The flavor had warm caramel and chocolate (more caramel) with nice bourbon and vanilla accents.. warm, rather dry finish.. good use of lightly-smoked caramel and well-balanced. Syrupy on the palate with lower carbonation.. some sourness from the bourbon and oak at the edges.. warm at the end with a bit of alcohol bite. Solid stuff!
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour nice tan head, good lacing. Light bourbon aroma some butters and a touch of vanilla, some alcohols are quite prevelant but not bad a light wheat like grainy aroma over a touch of roastiness. Palate is full and well coated, lightly creamy. Flavor is delicious huge sweet tastes, definately a wheat beer, great bourbon that doesn’t dominate w/ some light vanillas.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2007 GTMW: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a well-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel and light fruits with a touch of bourbon oak. Starts with a light tartness and dark caramely sweetness along with sweet and tart dark maltiness with some black cherries and vanilla. A pretty good barrel-aged doppelbock.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brought by JohnC to my tasting a month or two ago. Very mellow brew, some hints of boubon, Vanilla and wood, but so smooth. easy drinking, alcohol was very well hidden! what a way to start the night! Thanks to JohnC for the great brews!!
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
MBGF07. Clear, brown/cola body with a tiny tan head. The nose is sweet, malty and vinous with toffee, cola and vanilla. Flavor is vinous with brown sugar, vanilla, cola and berry. Meidum/full body is very soft with light and gentle carbonation. Nicely done.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Hand Bottle courtesy of BBB63) Pours a black body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of toasted bread, molasses, licorice, vanilla, cocoa, and caramel. Flavor of toffee, bourbon, wood, and molasses.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler tasted at Saarlander’s SoCal tasting with saarlander, cquiroga, dirty_martini & kittiesandbeer, JohnC and others. Thanks to JohnC for bringing the awesome Livery beers. Small head. Lighter amber color. Nice thick body, milder flavor than the other Livery beers tried, but still very good.