jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at The Horse & Plow
Pours clear amber with a nice beige head that quickly disappears leaving a nice lacing. Aromas of malty, caramelly bourbon alcohol are somewhat overpowering, but not offending. Slightly burning. Flavor was, unexpectantly, somewhat sour and hot from the alcohol but very complex. Oak and vanilla are in the background and should come through nicely after this sits in the corner and mellows for a while. A bit too hot on the alcohol for me but shoul dbe outstanding in a few months. For right ow, one was enough.
Update: Tapped the second barrel and it was fantastic after aging! Harsh alcohol has dissipated to allow Vanilla and caramel flavors.
vtafro (4424) - 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 (5947) - 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 (2825) - 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 (11348) - 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 (1771) - 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 (7465) - 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 (2002) - 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 (1978) - 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 (1219) - 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 (1072) - 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