frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dense vermillion, quick yellowhite head. Aroma almost suggest this was aged in wine barrels, with a vinous funkiness that dominates. Yes, tart grapes atop alcohol atop sweet & sour caramel. Flavor is exactly the same, no surprises. Wine and wood, soured caramel malt, mild ABV. Flat-bodied with a weird fizz. Thought this would have held up for a while. Seems like it didn’t. ~~~~~~~~~~ In my cellar for an unknown amount of time, probably a couple years. From Gene... or maybe Carl. Or Dale. Or that Scott guy.
vtafro (3691) - 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 maxxdaddy’s. Amber pour with tan head. Sherry, oxidation, light sweet tones, oak flavor. No real bourbon tones.
jredmond (5548) - 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 (2496) - 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 (11175) - 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]–12oz 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 (1758) - 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 (6823) - 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 (1674) - 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 (1170) - 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 there’s 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 didn’t 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