FunkyBrewster (1515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, sugary, wood, bourbon and some doughiness. Flavor has more of a nuttiness with the oak and bourbon there, sweet through the finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation.
deyholla (4856) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a hazy caramel amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a bit of astringent booze with sweet grains and vanilla with a touch of light fruits. Flavor is more balanced with a nice warming vanilla booze note that works with sweet grains, caramel and light fruits.
twindadplus2 (558) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark amber color with not much of a head. Nice aroma of dark fruit, bourbon and spice. Flavor is oaky vanilla, sweet bourbon, spicy hops and a creamy malt finish. A big satisfying beer thatís a definite keeper.
Sledutah (3251) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from demmbonz, thanks
Appearance: Pours cloudy dark amber with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Whiskey, oak and vanilla
Taste: Vanilla, whiskey, coconut and fresh oak
A nice BBA beer, smooth. The bourbon and oak are dominant with the base beer being an amber, but not overpowering like some.
akoeninger (168) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark for an amber. Short lived white head. Aroma is dark fruit and bourbon on top of the usual amber smell. Taste is similar with a smooth, creamy bourbon sweetness. Thereís enough hop bitterness to make it an evenly balanced brew.
MarinEvelyn (157) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
you can definitely taste the Bourbon! Smell of fruit, possibly licorice. Tastes a little sweet, floral, with bourbon. Pretty smooth, surprisingly easy to drink. gets better with each sip. (obviously)
HighWine (858) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 Bottle to snifter. Pours a dark amber color with a short lived off white head. Aroma of whiskey soaked oak. Flavor is very bourbon forward. In fact this is a thinner BBA beer than I am used to drinking and it really shows. Fuller bodied beers complement the barrel character whereas this brew is overtaken by it. Donít get me wrong, I love bourbon and the flavor of this is good, but it tastes more like a whiskey cocktail than beer. Bourbon and soda water flavor with a big hazelnut, vanilla taste in the finish. Relatively thin in the mouth but somewhat creamy texture. Not bad but not what I was expecting.
demmbonz (308) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Sweet caramel aroma. Overpowering sweetness in the flavor. Vanilla, bourbon, caramel. An interesting beer. Tastes nothing like the base of this aged beer.
arkurzynski (1207) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with yellow tan head. Nose of caramel, dried orange/tangerine, light bourbon, and mild vanilla. Flavor is more of the caramel/toasted malt, orange, light vanilla/bourbon. Finishes tart tangerine, light hops, mild plastic, and a whisp of vanilla. Very subtle on the barrel notes. Mildly warming. Enjoyable and worth a try.
beerbaaron (416) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! Best MKE brewing offering Ive had. Initial vanilla and fruit(?) then soft supple bourbon. Extremely smooth. This is really good..