Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from trade with TJ. Poured into a snifter. Beautiful brown reddish hue. Little to no head. Amazing scent of bourbon and raisins. Nice medium mouthfeel. Lots of dark fruit and bourbon on the front slowly melts into a creamy buttery finish. Very well balanced. Taste of bourbon throughout, but not the least bit boozy! Completely delicious!
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Bruds (17) - - 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 (2243) - 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 (1637) - 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 (1389) - 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 (3430) - 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.
dls13dls (58) - Royse City, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Says 2013. Wanted to age it but it was my last beer on a Sunday morning. Oak. Nice reddish color. Tan head. Not a lot of booze flavor but its there. Dark Malts. Caramel. Espresso.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber courtesy of Secret Santa. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee, bourbon, wood, vanilla and a bit of apple. The taste is toffee, wood, apples, vanilla, bourbon. Thin-medium bodied, low carbonation, slight booze.
skinnycheeks (30) - - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
humm diddly This is an old log that I’m filling in so I do not remember the specifics of the tasting.
mikedR (1218) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good, but a bit too bourbony. Overpowers the warmer. Should’ve been mixed with the non BA version.
ShawnC (76) - - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black with opaque espresso hints tan thin head with stable lace. Malts up front on the nose with a hint of whiskey barrel in the background. Hints of vanilla and sweet cinnamon on the nose. Great foamy mouthfeel with vanilla ice cream and light roast coffee. Vanilla finish gives a dessert like feel without any overbearing sweetness.
---That dog will hunt!