phaleslu (4451) - 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 Iím 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 Iíve had so far.
jandd1983 (1578) - 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 (2957) - 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 í12. 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 (2733) - 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 (8787) - 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 (718) - 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 (1086) - Taylor Mill, 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.