rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Near black with small head. Smooth black ale revved up with bourbon barrel aging. Slightly hot from the booze. Nothing subtle at all about this one.
fakebeersnob (137) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
People next to me assumed it was a stout. Does have a lighter hue when you look around the edge of the glass. Bourbon is not overwhelming. Feels like they used a higher end barrel than some other bourbon aged beers that I have had lately. I enjoyed it better as it warmed. At the end sometimes I got that bourbon alcohol feeling I am not a fan of, but bourbon fans enjoy. It is growing on me.
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Perrin. Near black with a dark beige head. Bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Oily with dark, dried fruits. A bit boozy.
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample at MBGSF 2013. Poured a black color with a large frothy tan head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, bourbon, wood and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted malt, bourbon and wood sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid drinkable brew.
kaser (2541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on draft at the Perrin brewery. Crazy oak and sweet taste. Bourbon shines but isn't over the top. Well rounded and ABV is hidden nicely
njager246 (342) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brew pub... dark brown and reddish....nut..hops and Carmel flavor... not my favorite type of beer... but really good!
bwa5879 (616) - Portage, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appear: dark reddish brown with a light layer of light brown suds.
Aroma: sour malt and roasted caramel, perhaps a trace of sweet citrus hop.
Taste: watery watm mouthfeel. light sour malt flavor with some tart saltiness. Caramel taste too.
Finish: warm sweet grape and bourbon, a little warm.
Overall: kind of like a bourbon aged porter. Caramely and pretty sweet. Not their best.