Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle courtesy of Kinz. Thanks! Sampled at the 11th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 4/17/10. Pours a lightly hazy dark reddish amber color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of raisins, toffee, bourbon, some buttery notes. Very nice. The taste is bourbon, bitter hop notes, raisin, caramel and toffee. A faint tartness and a little bit of bitter chocolate in the finish. Medium-full bodied.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bomber bottle from Luekens. Pours light brown to dark amber with a yellow head. Intense aroma at first of butterscotch, then it segues into bourbon and coconut. Strong coconut flavor. Not as thick a mouth as youíd expect, but the bourbon is fairly serious. Nice esophageal burn. A fun beer to drink pool-side on a Pass-a-Grille February.
Guyute_Pig (93) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, nice red copper pour, I get slight vanilla and strawberry on the nose. Full-bodied beer with a rich caramel, vanilla, strawberry candied green apple taste. Bourbon is present throughout and finishes moderately sweet with caramel apple. I think this is an excellent representation of a well treated ale. Re-buy for me.
Mungular (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aging a beer in bourbon barrels is a good way to make me love it. Red Brick did not disappoint with this incredible brew.
Pawola22 (3096) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery in Atlanta. Pours a clear, brown-amber with an inch thick, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big on the bourbon. Some smooth vanilla and a light oak along with a somewhat sweeter caramel. Flavor is similar. Sweeter caramel and oaky bourbon with a smooth vanilla. The bourbon is a nice addition and very distinct while packing a lot of flavor, yet never overwhelming. Some light chocolates and a slight earthy finish as this dries and leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-full body with a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice bourbon aged beer. Not overwhelming and a nice, welcome addition. This is tasty.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colored with a little haze and a nice tidy white head. Toasty caramel nose. Red Delicious apple up front, leads to a warm nectar body, orange marmalade and bee pollen, finishes with a little bourbon, little heat, soft velvet.
after4ever (5284) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22, capped and foiled. thanks, clint. pours a hazy medium rubied amber. dense and creamy tan head. red apples and apple skins on the nose, along with some caramel. creamy medium body with soft carb. red apples, caramel on the mid palate. long apple finish.
smith4498 (2631) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear garnet color with light tan head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Mild bourbon flavor with vanilla and oak with a touch of tartness. Medium body with soft carbonation.
Butters (3320) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Richmond Eleventh. Hazy copper pour with ring of tan head. Nose of bourbon, but flavor is more oakey and vanilla. Cant really pick out much for the original style, but I do detect some brown notes. Moderate carbonation. Certainly not the worst thing Iíve had from these guys.
MaltDawg (1345) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 4/17/2010 Source:Other) Bourbon is the aroma with some sweet caramel to back. Clear medium copper brown with little head. Flavor is a nice woody bourbon with a citrusy sour twang behind. Alcohol warming is perceptible in the finish. Very nice.