kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: April 21, 2012
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops 2012
Appearance: clear brown, creany tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and bourbon aroma, caramel and vanilla
Flavor: rich chocolate and caramel flavor, vanilla sweetness, light oak
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Tmoney99 (10102) - 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.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Duckworths. Hazy briwn color. Aroma of caramel and toast. Taste is boozy caramel.
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Clear, deep, dark copper ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is a mélange of bourbon, caramel, milk chocolate and vanilla. Full-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel. The flavor provides heavy bourbon and vanilla with touches of milk chocolate and caramel. Finishes boozy and mostly sweet. Now this is a brown ale! Kudos to landhoney for bringing this bottle back from Charlotte with him!
Drake (7950) - 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
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: The beer pours a clear mahogany color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of dark malt, bourbon and fruit. Medium body with a bourbon character and notes of sweet malt, brown sugar and a touch of dark fruit. The finish is slightly boozy with a malty aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
SudsMcDuff (5664) - .....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..
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Brown, thin white head, but a bonus appearance point for the cool label. Smells like brown sugar, molasses, honey and bourbon. Very heavy, a also a bit boozy. Lots of brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla and a little bit of oak.
alexsdad06 (4553) - 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.
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear copper pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon and yeasty esters. Caramel and booze also in the flavor, but there’s an eerie tartness that speaks to infection. Hoping to try this one again and will re-rate if it’s better.