tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First new holland product. Lovely beer had at beer bistro over a nice brunch.i get alot of vanilla on the nose and a bit of bourbon as well, not alot of carbonation, velvety mouthfeel, has many aspects as has been said before of a milk stout. Really nice beer
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth oak rich malt aroma. Small fleeting tan head. The flavor is a prefect blending of sweet malt, toasted malt, oak, and just the right amount of bourbon. Really a masterwork in terms of blending diverse flavors. Currently one of my favorite beers.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured black and opaque with a small, quickly fading, tan head.The first impression was a mid-tongue sweetness followed by a complex mix of flavors, not all of them pleasant, that were difficult to identify inindividually. Not much carbonation. The hops come in late and I was left with a sour aftertaste.
oakbluff (419) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown, with a rich two finger head. Nose is of licorice and wood. Taste- bourbon flavour is quite pronounced, along with the oak. Quite hoppy as well. Sweet iniitially, but that melds into more of a hotness from the booze. Finish is dry and woody. Interesting beer. Carbonation is on the low end.
migkix (2) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It almost looks dark as a stout. Very strong flavors. It has an high ABV but not overwhelming taste of it.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet malty aroma, wood, grass, hay, and bourbon. flavor pretty much the same...a very sweet beer with a hint of alcohol and the strong wood and bourbon aftertaste. a slightly acidic character to it, especially after the sweetness wears off the aftertaste, and it leaves a sour residual behind.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color: dark brown. Aroma: sweet malt, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate, molasses. Flavor: very malty, alcohol, some spice, molassess, slight aged feel, sweet, some roast. Palate: well carbonated. Finish: warm.
emacgee (4137) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Swiped from WBF. Pours a dark brown with some ruby notes. The head is pretty nonexistent, thin light tan. The aroma is sweet, shows some caramel, bourbon, and smoky notes. The flavor is very rich, shows alcohol, caramel, bourbon, smoke. The palate is of a pretty average consistency, dry, and has low carbonation. Overall a fairly rich and enjoyable brew.
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although im not a big fan of anything that is aged in bourbon barrels, this was delightful. Not too much bourbon taste, just enough to add to the other great flavors of this beer.
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown in colour, almost completely opaque. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some light sweetness and spices. Full-bodied; Strong roasty flavours lasting a long time with a lactic quality and a bit of nuts prevailing. Aftertaste shows the standard qualities - coffee, chocolate and dark cherries. Overall, a good heavy porter - I donít really think this should be an English Strong...but thatís just me. Regardless, it is worth trying! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Binnyís Downtown in Chicago, Il on 08-October-2007.