handsomejn (74) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing beer. Loved the bourbon oak flavors and smells. Vanilla in there too. Dark brown pour nice head and lacing. A little sweet. Rich and delicious. I wish I’d factored in the 13%. I need a nap
JohnnyJ (5295) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Sweet, malty, toffee, fruit, somewhat nutty, roast, alcohol, and strong whiskey flavor. Decent.
ansalon (2666) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a low tan head. Aromas of raisins, caramel, muscovado sugar, roasted nuts, fudge, ripe apple. Taste is quite sweet with ripe fruity notes and a strong malty backbone. Mouthfeel is oily and sticky with low carbonation. Very good!
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany with nice head. Aromas of whiskey and dark malt. Flavors of malty hops with a coffee like tail.
Johnstledger8 (627) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a fading light brown bubbly head. Aroma is of sweet whiskey, nuts, vanilla, pine, toffee. Taste is packed with more sweet whiskey, light hints of caramel, but flavours, vanilla, hint of pine and treacle, slightly bitter finish. Sticky, light oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.
thomashall (618) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in trade from Rightcross55, thanks Matt. Brown caramel pour. Huge whiskey aroma with some sweetness. Taste is really smooth, boozy but rich and slight caramel. Really amazing.
BVery (9222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Deep brown pour with minor head. Whiskey and vanilla aroma and taste. Rich and boozy. Awesome.
mariuspoenari (1107) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
35cl bottle. Dark caramel brown with a very thin beige head. Aroma includes whiskey, milk chocolate, toffee, bourbon and vanilla. The taste is very smooth and balanced, with notes of whiskey, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, maple syrup and molasses. The alcohol is very well hidden, only noticeable in the aftertaste. Super smooth mouthfeel with very low carbonation and a milk chocolate sweet aftertaste. Right up my alley, thank you, Prairie Artisan Ales.
rougeau13 (2469) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Whole Foods, Katy. Dark clear brown with very little khaki head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, whiskey barrel, and cocoa. Taste is sweet and boozy barrel with a very light bitterness. Full bodied, smooth, and pretty hot. Good stuff.
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a great looking beer. Dirty orange/brown with almost no head. Smell is dried fruits like plums, peaches, raisins, banana. Lots of hazel nuts, caramel and some little toffee. And of course vanilla, coconut, whisky from BA that are well pronounced. Oily and quite thick without much carbonation. Sweet with alcohol. But well rounded. Finish has a bit smoke like smoked plums. Nice stuff.
davidezdonz (229) - , HONG KONG - MAR 24, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 12 fl oz bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 15215, meaning it was bottled on 1st June 2015. It was poured into a Moonzen teku glass. It poured a cloudy dark reddish brown colour with a less than one finger tanned head that dissipated quickly and left some sparse lacing. Aromas are rich with bourbon, oak, caramel, toffee, vanilla and roasted malt. Tastes much like the aroma, sweet toffee, caramel and vanilla with a hit of bourbon and oak. There was also a hint of dark fruits, plum, raisin and fig on the finish. Mid to full bodied but leaning more towards full with low carbonation. Overall, a very nice brown ale as the bourbon, oak and sweet notes of toffee and caramel went well together. The 12% is not felt at all and goes down easy. Brown ale is not a style that has a great name, but this brew definitely redeems it.