anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber color with small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney woody aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor with oaky hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
Elwood (3022) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz bottle from Fireworks. It pours a nice gold color with a dense off white head. The nose is mostly wood. The flavor has pretty much zero hops. Lots of wood, light vanilla, and that’s really it. If you called it an ale I would be okay with it, but an IPA it’s not.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, hops, and oak. Flavor is malt, oak, vanilla, hops and light bourbon. Interesting.
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lingeing amber head. Aromas of oak, carmel, bourbon, orange, coconut and apricot. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, toasted malt, peach, light coconut and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering fruity/ oaky finish.
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, oak, and some caramel malts. Flavor is similar with plenty of oak. Bitterness on the finish that lingers. Low carbonation.
OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have some nice fresh ipas in the fridge and some nice bourbons on my bar. Why the hell am I drinking this beer? Sure...I guess it’s balanced as a average ipa with little bareel character....some bourbon on the nose I guess..pointless
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with hints of vanilla in the lasting finish.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a light amber with minimal off white head. Aromas of oak and not much else. Taste is more oak, but no boubon, only oak, was hoping for some vanilla, but no. Not really my favorite. Imperial Hatter is much better, heck even the original Mad Hatter is better.
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22 ounce bomber - shaker) Pours an amber color with a half finger size of head. Aroma is of a citrus hops, and a sweet crystal or caramel malt. The nose also has notes of vanilla, oak, and maybe pears. Taste has a heavy sweetness and a medium to heavy bitterness. Has a dry finish.
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer shared at Fata’s. Pours an amber/brown color. Aromas of juicy hops, bourbon, dried pears, oaky notes. Flavor is pretty malty up front, followed by the bourbon and oak notes and a bit of a spicy citrus hop flavor. Good.