DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. (Geez, Is it me or does every olde Hickory label look like it was printed from someones home printer?)) Pours brown with a thin head. Doesn’t leave any lacing in the glass. Big bourbon notes on the nose. Even bigger bourbon notes on the nose. I don’t get much brown ale from this except for the color. It doesn’t make it a bad beer just a one note one.
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Bestway. Pours a clear bronze color with a thin creamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bourbon and some toffee notes buried in there behind the whiskey. The taste is bourbon, caramel, vanilla, raisin. Medium bodied. Way too heavy on the bourbon
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer is pretty gnarly...flavors of vanilla, burnt marshmallow, slight strawberry and whiskey. It’s overly sweet, I had to dump it out.
emacgee (4146) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft reddish copper pour with a thin wispy tan head. Nose shows soft vanilla and burnt sugar with some fruit skins. Mild infection shows too. Fruit skins and a light slickness in the flavor. Nice flavor, barrel character shows but definitely infected.
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting at Strykzone’s plade. Poued vey dark brown Nose is dominated by whiskey aromas. Medium plus in body. Alcoholic mouth feel The flavor is complex and whiskey again dominates. This was an interesting take on a brown beee and overall was fun to drink, but is was a sipper for sure.
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Dark brown. A blast of whiskey hits the nose. Vanilla. The flavor is dominated by vanilla. Wood, too. This is really sweet. The finish was back to whiskey.
TimsRatings (421) - - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh)
Interesting yet odd combo of beer and BBL tastes. But it misses a touch. Strong bourbon flavor without being harsh
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mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma of bourbon and what seems like scotch, dark changing appearance, simpler than expected taste with a thin mouthfeel.
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maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate off-white head. Nose is hugely filled with bourbon, and I get little else with it. Taste is much like a muted bourbon with a bit of harshness. OK, but too bourbon forward for my tastes.
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, nuts and wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good brew.