ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz Bottle. Pours dark brown, much darker than expected. Aroma of vanilla and oak. Taste includes both of those, along with coffee and chocolate, and a noticeable but not overwhelming bourbon flavor. Excellent winter beer.
waolsen (1369) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. brown with thin soapy head. very sweet aroma of perfume hops, dark fruit, sugar and malts. coffee. chocolate. light malts but they are rich. funky. bourbon barrel.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a fabulous winter beer. The vanilla and carmel flavors come through perfectly. I would like to have a lot more of this.
tomthompson89 (1924) - 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 (427) - 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.