swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle , 3 years aged. Bourbon, wood, malted milk balls in aroma. Full browniish abbey color. Chocolate, bourbon, woody, sweet caramel, toffee finish. Really tasty
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, bottle and draft. Seemed to be similar. Very bourbon heavy, lots of wood. Some malt sweetness and a touch of fruit. Overall pretty smooth.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml generously shared by shadowane. Thanks again Rich!
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that’s opaque with a half finger yellowish-beige head that quickly fizzles into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.
Strong barrel presence in the nose with lots of bourbon along with some vanilla and toasted coconut along with spicy bourbon. The base beer gets kind of lost with only faint malts, spice and subtle dark fruit.
Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a strong barrel presence but the base beer is more prominent than the aroma suggests. Lots of toasted oak, sweet bourbon and vanilla notes. Plenty of bourbon flavor without much heat or wamrth in the chest resulting in a pretty quaffable beer. Although this is the most prominent flavor, I’m still picking up some zesty spice as well as some sweet malt and drak fruit notes. Hints of dark cherry, plum, raisin and fig. Boozy flavor but the Abv is well masked resulting in a complex, flavorful beer that’s easy to drink. Much better than the Bourbon Barrel Aged Three Philosophers.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a hazy amber body with an off white head. Whiskey sour notes something astringent about this beer. Warmth, bourbon, malt and caramel a hint of salt as well. I felt this was kinda all over. Strange offering, wish i had better notes on this one.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grabbed this on tap a few times at Night of the Funk 2010. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a somewhat-cloudy chestnut brown color with a good off-white head and a bit of lacing as it moves down the glass. The nose brought forward plenty of wood along with a touch of bourbon. Also present was some vanilla and notes from the base beer--light caramel, dark fruits, and a bit of sweetened malt. The flavor was slightly bourbonized with dark fruits and caramel in the background. Feel was medium and a tad bit too boozy. Drinkability was pretty good, though it wasn’t something I’d specifically seek out again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-15-2011
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Night of the Funk. Very bourbon-heavy, with an astringent, wheaty note in the nose. Heavy on alcohol. Intense yeast and maltiness on the palate. More balanced than the BA 3F in terms of bourbon, but a bit less complex and enjoyable.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, vanilla, caramel, and bourbon. Flavor of bourbon, raisins, caramel, red plums, light chocolate, wood, subtle anise, and earth.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring at Night of the Funk on the Friday night of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a murky brown with a thin beige head. Bourbon, wood, sweet malt, and a bit of funk on it. Dark plum and prune flavors, malty sweet. Sweet tangy malt, a bit hot and boozy. Plastic and phenols moving into an even more phenolic yeasty finish.