andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. So - it’s an imperial brown ale aged in bourbon barrels...this has a very strong nose, not really masking the 9%. nonetheless, it smells like toffee, pure vanilla bean, and i can even pick up some chocolate and almond hints. The taste is solid. toasty oak, smucker’s caramel syrup, and whaddaya know - i can taste some bourbon notes!. the finish is lingering for quite a while. this is a solid beer, and i’m now looking forward to the other 3 releases. Built like a brick shit house. hehe
drowland (4975) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/9/13. 12oz bottle from my buddy Steve, the main man at Kickback’s! As I poured, it was a nice brown pour with a decent tan head. I didn’t really realize there would be so much yeast, so as I finished pouring, big glops of yeast when floating all around. Ohhh well. Still some light BA on the aroma on this puppy, bits of fudge, oak, and bourbon, with touches of caramel and oxidation. The flavor is a bit richer, thicker, and sweeter, with bourbon, lots of caramel, oxidation, some oak, and a lingering dry bitterness. Not bad.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mixmasterob. Thanks! Pours hazy ruddy brown. Nice against the sun. Aroma is oaky and vinous!! Full bodied. Flavor is oaky, a little bourbon, but there’s a little bit of grape. Finishes fairly balanced. Oak bitter finish. Nicely done.
marcus (4999) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with a tiny beige head and a molasses and fruit aroma. There is a very oaky dark malt flavor with sour dark fruity and a bourbon-like finish. NIcely aged.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear hazy matt medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, bourbon - laber laver, sweet bourbon, light to moderate roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Huhzubendah (1979) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.
The beer is brown with hints of crimson, and transparent. The cap is light beige, and leaves some random traces of lacing on the glass. The aroma is of oak, bourbon, malt. It smells robust and strong. The flavor confirms this. Lots of oak and bourbon, followed by a subtle tannic note. Alcohol heat is hidden pretty well, for the most part. This is good stuff. I would have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-18-2011
madsberg (8780) - Sřborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Fluffy beige head. Aroma: ripe fruits, Spice, caramel, alcohol. Flavour. Dense alcohol, ripe fruits, Spice, Barrel, vanilla. Medium bodied. Ends alcoholdense and fruity. Light bitterness.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick at Septoberfest V: Septoberfest Rises on 9/29/12. Pours a hazy brown color with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, caramel and grassy hop. Caramel malt flavor with bourbon character before a semi-dry finish. Nice.
Dogbrick (5993) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a cloudy reddish-brown color with a medium light tan head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of lacing. The aroma consists of bourbon, malt and vanilla. Full-bodied with an oaky bourbon character and notes of vanilla, malt and dark fruit. The finish is moderately boozy with a lingering woody aftertaste. Above average overall.
cfrancis (1764) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Secret Santa for this one. Pours a dark ruby brown with a small off white top. Aroma is big bourbon with sweet malts. Taste is the fine alcohol bite of JD bourbon. Nice and smooth with a sweet slightly roasted malts. Nice sipper.
joergen (17339) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear orange-brown coloured with a small off-white ehad.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, vanilla, oak and licorice.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, oak and vanilla.