rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. hazy brown with one finger head. quite carbonated. brown ale with medium bourbon, some wood and vanilla. a bit boozy. improves as it warms.
rosenbergh (7515) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Bottled on J/14. From a trade with jcnielsen! Thanks a lot Justin!
Hazy mid-brown colour with a small white head.
Sweet caramel, berries, mild hops and some berries in the aroma.
The flavour is mild hops, mild bitterness, some sweetness and some berries.
radagast83 (5208) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a 22oz bottle. Poured a dark amber/brown color with a small white head. Aroma was boozy bourbon notes, some vanilla, woody notes. Flavor was nice light boozy alcohol notes, bourbon. Touch of vanilla on the finish. Pretty enjoyable.
knickskicks (794) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/orange pour. Nose is bourbon, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is toffee, caramel, bourbon, dark fruits.
jcnielsen (2335) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cork and Cask. Pours a reddish brown color with white head. Bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit aromas. Bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, plum flavors.
Sammy (9072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at appalachian vinter.very very woody. Rich brown coloured with retained soapy head.
Aurelius (4453) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cheesy label on bomber. Foggy, chestnut brown beer without much head. Nice nose: woody caramel, vaporous and sweet. A little mineral, tangy, woody, sweet, caramel/toffee tones and alcohol bittering. Medium heavy boddy, wood-bitter aftertaste. Pretty good, sweeter as it warms. Thanks to LuckyDog.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet bourbon aroma, with light lace on edge of glass. Pours a nice brown, clear. Taste is sweet alt and bourbon. Little alcohol taste on the back side. Not bad, good with NASCAR!!!!!!!
SudsMcDuff (6120) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cornball beer, 22oz bottle .. . Pours a deep tam .. Mild head, easy headring .. . its the doctors code .. . Dried out chocolate cake and dirty grains .. . Daniel Boone would eat his cap to avoid drinking this..
DarkElf (3037) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25-Jul-13 (22-oz bottle: Thursday Night Bottle Share, shared by Brian)
This beer pours a medium brown, translucent body with a short cap of tan head that settles to a bubbly ring. The nose is caramely malt, toffee, vanilla, prune, bourbon whiskey, and oak barrel, but it smells pretty boozy and alcoholic. On the palate, wow, the oak, vanilla, and boozy bourbon really stand out, possibly because the sweet, caramely malt base isn’t powerful enough for this level of intense barrel treatment. Brown sugar and some prune and raisin sometimes emerge from under the boozy cloak. It’s medium in weight, but comes across and a bit thin and watery for a bourbon barrel beer. Carbonation is medium, and the beer is sweet but not cloying. Unfortunately, there’s also a suggestion of heat on the palate, mostly from retro-nasal sensations. Overall, this beer is too tilted toward the boozy, bourbony barrel aging for me to really enjoy it. I’d like it more if the base beer had more weight here, but better yet would be to tone down the barrel’s impact.