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 (3959) - 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 (11365) - 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.
alexsdad06 (6305) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from my NC friends. Pours a deep reddish amber color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, bourbon, ripe fruity notes with a very light woody note. The flavor is sweet caramel, bourbon, big fruity notes, vanilla and light wood character. A touch thin and definitely sweeter. Not too bad overall, but I couldn’t drink this by myself.
b3shine (6102) - Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks solid; a semi-transparent amberish-brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells and tastes sweet with notes of malt and bourbon with an average mouthfeel. A little thin, but good beer nonetheless.
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Jon for bringing this one in! Pours a murky brown with small bubbly head. Nose and flavor bring beautiful hazelnut, caramel, and molasses but with some good boozy bite and vanilla to expand the palate of this brown ale. Medium bodied, with a strange astringency at the finish that I expect would fade with a month or two of age. Tasty stuff!
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Hazy brown. No head but typical. Tasty and smooth bourbon finish. Aroma is sweet bourbon. Very little alcoholic finish. Awesome beer
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SHIG (3751) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to TURDFERGUSON: Poured a deep brown with a carbonated off white bubble head, it dissipated fast to leave a jello like thin film. Aroma is strong caramel malt with a nice boozy bourbon hint. Taste is very complex with roasted caramel malt, souring wood, vanilla and bourbon mixed. A delightful brown ale for a change.
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing, reducing down to a thin puddled film and medium collar which produced only fair streaky lacing.
It had an aroma that was of toasted sweet dark bread malts and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, bourbon and a slight nutty/woody scent.
As for the taste it was sweet and malty with a hint of caramel and a touch of chocolate pretty much throughout, with the finish having a strong vanilla presence and a slightly nutty alcohol ending. The flavor lingered for an average duration proceeding the swallow with a boozy, sweet, nutty, cask taste settling nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and a bit dry in texture with a soft mild carbonation.
Overall this brew screams booze and vanilla towards the end, with the middle having a light chocolate-caramel sweetness and a nice dark roastiness...
drfabulous (4341) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Geoff. Nice carbonation. Slightly boozy nose. Caramel and brown sugar and molasses like sweetness in taste. A little bit sticky. Not too much bourbon on the taste.