ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear garnet color with an initially effervescent cream colored head that dissipates slowly leaving minimal lacing. Toffee and vanilla aromas with a hint of bourbon and a tinge of bretty hairspary- I didnít even know to expect brett in this beer, cool. Big caramel flavors with more vanilla and lots of bourbon. Drinks a little sharp right now. There seems to be some very strong tannins as the beer sits on your palate. Lingering finish that dies out with a sort of plastic note. This may be the closest thing to a let-down that Iíve seen from NG (Iíve loved most everything Iíve tried thus far and came into this with very high expectations), but then again, Iíve never seen a BA Bock with Brett before so Iíve got to hand it to them for brewing outside the box.
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
(backlog) Bottle at a tasting at maxxdaddyís. Amber pour with tan head. Sherry, oxidation, light sweet tones, oak flavor. No real bourbon tones.
jredmond (5458) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Paul at his place for some football. Pours a hazy reddish with no head. Aroma is fruit and oxidation. Mouthfeel is light with notes of sweet fruit, light oak and maybe a hint of bourbon.
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Caramel and toffee with a surprisingly fruity note. Very good.
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[3 yrs old]Ė12oz bottle-thanks JK @RBSG-Minni-still-hazy dk amber. A-sweet med fruit, bourbon, med malt. T-sweet med fruit, bourbon, med malt, some hop bite at finish. Easy.
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by JK! Pour is light brown/caramel, lots of bourbon and toffee. Surprisingly good considering the age.
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of JK! Lots of bourbon, sweet caramel, and wood. Really good beer!
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to JK! Caramel colored pour, small ring of carbonation and a nice toffee bourbon aroma/flavor really solid and holding up well for being a 6 year old beer.
Bacterial (1617) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at RBSG - big malty bourbon nose, hazy brown appearance. Sugary, sweet and some barrel character. Not much left on this one though.
sherm1016 (1158) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, shared by Jason. Thanks! Pours a cloudy, orangish brown color with little to no head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, cherry maybe. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bourbon, vanilla, lots of oak, caramel, really smooth, the only drawback is thereís a little cardboard oxidation, some raisin, with a light oaky finish that lingers for a while. Held up well for six years. Very glad I got to try this.
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally decided to drink this since I have had it in the refrig. for a for a least 5 years. pours a nice med dark honey with a light tan head that didnít last. aroma alcohol, toffee, dark cherries, good bourbon, oak, vanilla. flavor was surprised from the sweetness up front, than came that nice bourbon and cherries, hops and some malt. I wish I had more of this