shrubber85 (7293) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Smoky caramel chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet-smoky wood and caramel malt flavor. Nice body. Very smooth.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: (Guest at Columbus Bar)
Dark brown, nearly black with red hints...thin tan head.
Slightly sweet, meat/campfire smoke aroma.
Chocolate malt, licorice flavor.
Very subtle bourbon notes.
DuffMan (6454) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Tomlinson Tap Room, Indy under the title "bourbon barrel People’s Münchner". Deep mahogany red-brown. Pleasant sweet smokey aroma. Caramel with background meaty smoke, mild with a moderate bitterness. Not getting any barrel traits, but a lovely mild smokey ale nonetheless.
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown/black pour, minimal head, not much lacing. Really nice nose, plenty of smoky bacon, brown sugar sweetness, some minty almost wintergreen hop notes. Quite sweet, fair bitter balance. Medium-light body, softer carb, somewhat oily, with a lingering smoky finish. The bourbon influence is present, but very mild, which works well with the base beer. Very tasty, good for food pairing.
b3shine (5134) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint. Looks good; cola with sticky beige head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells smoky and malty. Tastes like it smells with a hint of bourbon. Average on the palate. A cool take on the style.