tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- Bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, nice oak character, and some chocolate. Second pour brought out some light tropical fruit and pine.
Taste- Plum, caramel, and other dark fruits up front, followed by a wave of tropical fruit over a nice roasty backbone. Smokiness comes in toward the end with some light notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and pine. Ever so slight bourbon on the finish with a nice little burn. Sometimes dark cherry shows up as well. Dark chocolate, roast, and some pine comes out in the aftertaste.
rdixon77 (2022) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Wrecking Bar Brewpub, the barrel was way heavy in this one and not particularly balanced well. Still a fine beer, but huge bourbon and vanilla dwarf the scotch ale aspects.
aracauna (3409) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not over done with the bourbon barrel. This is as much vanilla from the wood as booze from the bourbon. Meshes nicely with the malt.
pressboxjoe (385) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I savored this over an hour and a half one afternoon. Beautifully malty, sweet and caramel, vanilla and thin wood just right for those who donít want to be overwhelmed with bourbon barrel flavor. I was only in Atlanta for a week and sampled at least 12 different beers in that time - wish Iíd had more time.
DocJitsu (1559) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cola brown with a tan-beige head. Caramel and oaky vanilla on the nose. Just not very assertive. Full body. Oaky vanilla, bourbon, and caramel off the rip, but everything dies too quickly. No richness that Carrie through, which would make all the difference in my opinion.
kingaugusta (181) - Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours medium brown with a quick tan head. Nose is strong oak with a touch of brown sugar and alcohol. the Bourbon flavor persists on the palate but there isnít much distinction in the beer itself. very smooth but not much body. a little hot for only 8.5%. decent but could be better
jw0406 (1052) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10 oz draft pours a black with a small beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, bourbon, caramel. Full bodied, very nice.
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jkwood04 (5192) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours near black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of bourbon and oak and light spices, some caramel, roasted, and chocolate malts, light bitterness, and some dough. Flavor mainly of the bourbon, makes me wonder if this is actually aged in barrels or if they just dumped bourbon in it, or both? Smoother texture. A cool beer, but thatís because I also like bourbon.
blipp (7863) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Rich malty base, with toffee and bread, relatively mild bourbon, low bitterness, and a nice rich malty finish. Pretty good.
BBB63 (6510) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle ans served in my Libby Thistle: Pours a handsome mahogany with ruby highlights and nice lacework. This rocks my world with caramel, toast, earthy minerals, oak, vanilla and light sweet Bourbon. Kick of smoke and char along the warming but dangerously smooth body. Some bright tasting dark fruits notes appear as well. Just splendid! I am really digging this one.
jtclockwork (13274) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel - medium body.