yespr (29419) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazzlenut brown and golden with a small white head. Aroma is mild phenolic and vegetable like. Sweet and phenolic flavoured. Mild phenolic and dry caramelish finish. Nice and easy.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of wet cardboard, dark fruit, roasted malt, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, dates, light oxidation, and noticeable alcohol in the finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks. Hazy brown color, small tan head. Aroma of dark caramel. Taste starts with sweet caramel, then bitter light smoke.
Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt, dark sugar and woody alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is amber in color with a small off-white head. Has a pretty nice nose on it. Good bourbon and vanilla with plenty of oak and brown sugar. A nice caramel sweetness to go with some hints of dark fruit. The flavor is nice, but not quite as much so as the aroma. A bit thin with brown sugar, toffee, and dark fruit notes. Some bourbon and vanilla, but not the same level of intensity as the nose had.
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, dates, and mixed nuts, light toast notes, and a bourbon, oak, vanilla bouquet. Earthy and herbal hops hide behind the candied fruits and sugary bourbon. Flavor is sweet caramelized malt, cookie and toast notes with moderate bourbon, light hot, tannic oak, and candied dark fruits. Light spicy hops provide a medium bitterness to play with the peppery alcohol. Full body, medium-light carbonation.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wavers1 brings another gem. Unreal baker! Amber pour, off white head. Aroma is loaded with bourbon, toasted oak, toffee, and light stone fruit. Flavor is sweet bourbon, oak, lots of caramel, vanilla...damn good. Thanks to wavers1. Wow.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a touch hazy, reddish brown appearance with a mild brown head. Spicy toffee, a touch smoky, bourbon, mild port, dark fruity, plum, fig aroma. Chewy dark fruity, fig, plum, raisin, caramel, chocolate, sweet bourbon, vanilla, tannic flavor with a slightly strong, yet dessert like finish. A lot going on and quite nice. Nice warmer for a cool night.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL thanks to a generous BA. Pours a clear amber with a large, dense, yellow head. Nose is tomato, butterscotch, toffee, cinnamon, clove, brown alcohol, bourbon. Taste is tangy, sharp, overly bitter for style. Small chocolate and caramel. Palate is sharper, bitter. Too hoppy for this style.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours a transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and bourbon oak with some light fruity complexity. Has a sweet dark caramely body with some light fruity esters and vanilla bourbon flavor before a rich warming finish. A pretty complex and enjoyable brew.