DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
32oz growler, shared by Mikem409. Big, malty dark fruity aroma. Some milk chocolate, some licorice. Kind of a sweet, sort of cloying taste for me. Light alcohol sweet bite. Big body, lightly sticky. Light carbonation. Dark brown / red color. Minimal head or lace. Barrels don’t seem very subtle or well-integrated, for me. Kind of big and heavy, still nice a nice and interesting bareywine to try, though.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Never heard of these guys before, but mikem409 was kind enough to open a half growler of this at a tasting down in Cincinnati. Thanks, Mike! Pours a hazy brownish amber with no head. Huge bourbon and cognac on the nose, with vanilla, toasted brown sugar, toffee, raisins, and molasses. Flavor is the same, with a nice balance of sweet malts and dried fruits complemented by the double barrels. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, warming mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Holy moly, this knocked my socks off. What a nice surprise.
b3shine (6275) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler to snifter (shared by mikem409). Looks good; a cloudy brown with light beige lacing. Smells solid; sweet and boozy. Tastes like it smells, only better, with a nice cognac and bourbon presence. Nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source... Pours a deep mahogany with lesser intense edges with a skimpy quickly dispersing head... Toffee, dark fruit and molasses as well as brown sugar... Heavily sweet brown sugar, dark fruit, and molasses. Fairly full bodied with a lighter side of carbonation. Way too sacharine and syrupy overall with a little heat down the throat. Like the flavor despite the I rehearing sweet nature of it.
ICEatALAMO (1087) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. The pour is a dark caramel. Te aroma is nice sweet bliss, almost too sweet. The taste is a little bourbon heavy and too sweet, but good for sure.
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mikem409 (1778) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours brown with minimal head. Aroma is dry fruit and oak. Taste is brownie and brown sugar oak.
JaBier (5204) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Odd Side on 3/29/13. Opaque brown pour with no head. Aroma of malt, caramel, bourbon and sweet toffee. Malty flavor with sticky sweet caramel and toffee before a bourbon finish. Very sweet, but still tasty.
MrBunn (2528) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at Odd Side. Body is a dingy and hazy leather color with little to no head. Aromas of brown sugar and booze with a little bit of dried fruit. Flavor is sticky and sweet with lots of dates and raisins. Brown sugar and stickiness in the finish. From my perspective, this is too much of a good thing... Especially on Memorial Day weekend... Maybe in January.