jackl (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Great Arkansas Beer Fest. Brown pour with a small off-white head. Bourbon dominates the nose. Vanilla and hot caramel. Taste has some mellow chocolate. Hot bourbon. A bit of spice. Raisins. Full body, active carb.
jbruner (3716) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin bubbly tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of smoke, roast, slight vanilla sweetness. Taste is like a big fruity sweet graham cracker, hints of vanilla and sweet smoke on the back end. Interesting, nice play on the winter warmer style, the booze is actually well hidden.
Beerenberger (1590) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Dark roasted malts, bourbon, wood, and hints of dark fruit greet the nose while a dark brown pour produces no head or lacing. Wood, dark roasted malts, a coffee-like bitterness, bourbon, and notes of dark fruit in the finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Round mouthfeel improve as it warms. Overall, this beer had all the elments I’m a sucker for, roastyness, dark fruit, bourbon, and a touch of wood. Well done.
beastmaster (376) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botttle from 2013. Poured 2014. Thin head. Black body. Sour sweet, licorice, chocolate. Thick body. Little to no carbs. Well balanced. Syrupy chocolate light coffee some bourbon. All around great beer minus the lack of carbs.
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Deep clear amber color, thin wispy white head. Aroma of big bourbon, cocoa. Taste has more bourbon that overwhelms the beery characteristics.
Bruds (45) - - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark black, with very little head smooth vanilla and chocolate, finishes a little boozy.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours dark amber with a thin tan head. The nose is dark fruits, molasses, vanilla and bourbon. The taste is light spice, light chocolate, red fruits, caramel malt and bourbon. Medium mouthfeel.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours a dark brown. Thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon and toffee, caramel. Flavor follows with some bourbon but mostly caramel and oakiness. Nice beer.
TXBadger (2347) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I used to really like this beer, the 2010, 2011, and 2012 versions were great. In 2013, there were many issues, and very inconsistent from bottle to bottle. One bottle I had, had a lot of bourbon in it, while another bottle had barely any. Just not what I expected after years of consistency. Ruined the beer for me.
vtafro (5902) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Backlog) Draft. Brune pour with tan head. Bourbon, oak, spice and sweet aromas. Flavor is lacking, light bourbon, dark fruit and alcohol tones.