Ughsmash (7135) - 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 (2559) - 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 (7132) - 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 (11942) - 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.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BBB63 for the growler
Clear brown color, malty nice bourbon highlights with vanilla, it’s very tasty
marcus (6488) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Livery. This black ale poured with a miniscule beige head. There is a really nice roasted malt flavor with a mellow bourbon finish. This one was good to the last drop.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 Draft @ the Brewery. Dark brown with a small head. Aroma has a large helping of bourbon/wood with a hefty sweetness that comes from big roasty malts, dark fruits and vanilla. Flavor has lots of boutbon and wood, vanilla, oak, plumb, brown sugar, and other sweet flavors. Tasty, but the taste couldn’t quite live up to what I was hoping for. Still a great beer.