phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from The Party Source- thanks, John, for picking this one up for me (and two extras)! They bottled this one and dropped the "Honey" from the name, which I’m not sure was ever actually there- never saw it on the tap handle, either, when it was at the growler station. Nice bourbon barrel aroma, that emerges more as it warms- vanilla, caramel, oak, toasted brown sugar, nuts, and oak. The flavor follows the same notes. Some dark fruits, too. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Best Listermann beer I’ve had so far.
nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a watery, transparent, mahogany brown with some wispy white head. Nose of vanilla, cream soda, brown sugar, caramel, light malt, cola. Flavor is heavy cream soda, bourbon, malt, brown sugar, white corn whiskey, some vanilla. Boozy but also thin finish.
jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of heavy toasted sweet malt and bourbon. The taste was of sweet toasted bourbon with a medium finish. It had a medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Very good brew.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the bottle at Nattifest ’12. BTW, never leave JCW to guard your stash. Dark brown beer with a creamy beige head. Big brown sugar sweetness in the nose with lots of bourbon. There is lots of bourbon flavors with some cinnimon toast. A little thin but tastey.
DrSilverworm (4100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Natifest. Awesome name. Dark clear brown color. Thin off-white head. A lot of woody whiskey flavor. Hot, woody bitter taste. Light crisp carbonation. Good for what it is, but a bit too much for me
Tmoney99 (9640) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured a cloudy dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt and bourbon aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Solid complex bourbon sweet toasted flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.
AndyReynolds (767) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a strong oak presence with a nice carmalized malt backbone. Sweet flavor with a dry finish. I do have to disagree about the over doing it on the Bourbon, this is nothing like KY Bourbon barrel ale, a lot more complex.
Chudwick (1567) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
tried this at Cincybeerfest. I could be wrong on the style and I have no idea what the ABV is. What I do know is that once again a beer brewed in Kentucky has overpowered the beer with the bourbon. We love our bourbon! However, it does not make for a good beer; in fact, In my notes I described it as beer-flavored bourbon. It was sweet and watery with what appeared to be a high alcoholic concentration.