patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at Dash In on 1/26/13 - Pours honey colored with a small lingering head. It smells of Belgian yeast spice, oak, and bourbon. It’s sweet with bourbon and spice that all blends together well. The alcohol is present in the flavor but not strong. Full bodied and smooth with lively carbonation, this is a tasty brew that finishes with spice and some alcohol warmth.
Bricks (517) - Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Overtaken by an odd sweetness and wood. The agave is not welcome with this one. Tastes more like an experimental product than an actual offering.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brownish color with a moderate head. Huge nose on this - some fruit notes in there with some wood underlying it. Taste is a little sweet and fruity. Very smooth.
AR (937) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled as North Coast Grand Cru. This full-bodied ale proceeds through a series of flavors with every sip. It starts with a lemon-pepper flavor, then caramel, and finally the Bourbon comes out. Good Complexity.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6th November 2011
Hazy gold - amber beer, tidy white head. Crisp palate, medium body. Sweet malt. A champagne like crispness and grapey bitterness. Creamy malt with a pinch of black pepper. Crisp finish with minor citrus.
BigBeer45 (1173) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this ale had a clear gold-red (orange) pour and made a one finger white head that receded to a island of bubbles (about the size of a quarter) and small ring, the bubbles had faint color to them, the glass had a center medium flow of bubbles with a few single bubbles here and there, and at the edges, it left some spots of lacing on the sides of the glass that eventually rolled off, there was no sediment in the bottle,
this ale had aromas of honey and dew like sweetness, floral scents and sweetness, faint malt, grass and plant sap in the background, the bourbon was very light on the nose and hardly noticeable, the aroma does resemble glue/solvent/chemical a bit (I noticed this right upon opening), not off putting but it was there and I do not like Agave syrup for this same reason, when I smell Agave, glue comes to mind, the bourbon sweetness grew as the ale warmed,
this drink had flavors of agave and bourbon liquor sweetness, faint caramel, fruit that is neither tropical or citrus, vanilla in the background, a little toasted malt, I noticed wood as this beer warmed, the finish had a little pepper spice and bourbon liquor bitterness with a little sweetness following,
the mouth feel was medium that coated the palate, there was a little creamy feel on the tongue, and it had average carbonation,
a light nose that grew a bit as the beer warmed, a nice sipper,
it was a little interesting having the agave touch to it.
TaktikMTL (5377) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
North Coast Grand Cru. Bouteille de 500 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée avec MartinT. Arôme: Odeur fruité avec une pointe de miel. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de miel avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. Aucune trace de bourbon. (Rating #4555)
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky pale orange with scant, creamy white head (barrel-aged) / Sweet nose of cactus, cut pine, citrus, orange, caramel, and bourbon barrel / Medium to full body, some tartness and acidity, sweet, with good balance and finish, and alcohol well masked / Flavors of cactus, lemon, caramel, pine, and bourbon barrel / An interesting idea with promise; however, the flavors here never really mesh, perhaps because the body isn’t quite big enough to stand up to the acidity of the cactus.
DuffMan (5791) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Jeff. Bronze body with a dense white head. Aroma is dominated by new oak and toast, which together make me think of butterscotch for some reason. Lots of oak on the palate too, buttery vanilla, with toast and white grapes. Honey finds itswy in here somehow too. Really an odd brew, but not in a bad way. Did I mention how oaky this is? It’s oaky.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge gusher. Like, about half the bottle ended up on the floor, so I’m in a bad mood to begin with. This is one of those beer that by objectiv standards is pretty good, but I just don’t like. Some oak, vanilla, some pepper notes too. And booze. Lots of alcohol. Just not for me.