michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Got in trade from phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of fain Bourbon, slight wood, light hops, light malt, and a hint of caramel. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, off-white head that disappeared quickly, except for around the edges. Very slightly hazy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of Bourbon, hops, slight caramel, light malt, slight wood, slight rye, and slight bread. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Bourbon, hop, light wood finish is lightly dry.
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Oliver Twist on September 30. Pours amber with a small white head. Smell is sweet with malts, vanilla and oak. Taste is dry with a nice bitterness and some vanilla.
oh6gdx (20302) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Amber colour, small foamy head.Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, wood, mild honey and rather strong on the vanillaish notes as well. Flavour is toffee, nectar, vanilla and some sweet malts. Also some mild fruity and floral hops. Big toffeeish fiinish.
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours amber with a small white head. Smells hoppy and vanilla. Tastes malty, bitter and wood glue with a similar finish.
phaleslu (6411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Randall’s. Pours a cloudy golden-amber color with a thin eggshell white head. Aroma is dominated by the bourbon barrel, which is fine- vanilla, caramel malts, sugar, butterscotch, oak, and dried fruits. Flavor shows a bit of hops after oak, sweet malts, citrus, vanilla, and tropical fruits. Medium-bodied, with mellow carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Pretty good, even though the IPA takes a backseat to the barrel.
rlgk (10368) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Copper/Orange color, small offwhite head. Oak aroma, hoppy, metal notes and some vanilla. Oak flavor, hops, woody, vanilla notes, metal. Hoppy oak finish. Lots of oak but still pleasant.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
enjoyed this a lot....since it’s aged there’s not so much hops left, but the wood is done well and it’s a refreshing ale. Slight hop, some good oak and a smooth palate without much mouthfeel. I dig it.
anders37 (16596) - 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 (3092) - 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.