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 (12684) - 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 (1863) - Cupertino, 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 (3004) - 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 (9011) - 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.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Livery, and served in a snifter. This beer poured a dark brown color with a very thin, light brown/gray head that left no lace. The aroma of the brew consisted of bourbon, light caramel, dark fruits, and some light alcoholic notes. The flavor was stong bourbon, dark fruit, wood, vanilla, with some warming alcohol showing up at the finish. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and slightly oily with a very minimal amount of carbonation. This was one exceptional beer. Don’t pass it up if you have the opportunity to try it.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ GTMW. Mildly translucent and murky chocolate brown in color with a creamy tanish foam wrung for the head. Aroma livens with bourbon stained coasters and pool floaties. A hint of plastic sealant on the barrel and a subdued cocoa chocolate dust reach the olfactory as well. Flavor is naturally full and true to the base beer. Sodden grahams get lined with chocolate nutella paste. Hazelnut shards line several inches of caramelized toffee bricks. Active carbonation reams in the cocoa oat bread and maple infused whole wheat cubes. A touch of spicy scotch traits come through in common complimentary power to the fuller bodied basis of the beer. The barrel is complimented by a golden honey coating over maple oat brown bread in the finish.