drowland (4992) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5/13/13. 12oz bottle from... I actually canít remember where from, which is weird. Hazy brown pour with a small, soapy tan head that doesnít last. Big bourbon barrel, not too subtle or appetizing, with touches of caramel. The flavor follows suit... not impressed, as usual with these guys. Iím mostly confused as to how this ended up in my fridge. Iím thinking maybe I got it while in Destin? Oh well, what do you care?
DrSilverworm (2707) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, shared with b3shine. Hazy dark red orange brown color. Lots of yeast particles in the body. Thin off-white head. Little loose dots of lace. Big vanilla and bourbon in the aroma. Some dark fruit, little caramel malt. Bigger body. Softer, lighter carbonation. Light stickiness in the finish. Long vanilla bourbon malty aftertaste. Lighter hops, just a light earthy hop note, little peat. Mostly get that big woody bourbon aftertaste. Sweeter taste overall. A bit of a boozy bite in the finish. I like the big woody bourbon character, which dominates this brew. Itís kind of powerful though, Iím glad I shared this 12ozíer. I wouldnít want any more or less than the 6 oz I had.
b3shine (2236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to taster (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks solid, but would look hood without the floaties; a cloudy brown with off-white lacing. Smells of heavy bourbon and some caramel malt (at least I think thereís some in there). Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid, but a bit too bourbon-forward.
joeneugs (2143) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Garmonbozia. Thanks again! It pours a deep orange/brown color with a khaki head. A bit muddy. The aroma is huge, sweet bourbon caramel, vanilla, maple syrup and some dark fruit in the background. Bourbon and maple syrup dominate. The flavor is dark fruit candy and tons of bourbon. A bit cloying. It leaves a bit of phenolic plastic on the palate, but only a faint hint. The rest of the flavor is alcohol and raisins. I actually would have liked a little more of the maple syrup richness that I got in the aroma, but itís disappeared. Overall, not a bad bourbon aged ale. A bit overdone though.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark brown, lacy head, sweet, caramelized aroma. Dried fruits, sweet, thick bodied, acidic. Caramel aftertaste.
garmonbozia (405) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from local store. Taste s dreid fruit with bourbon afternotes. Thick sticky mouthfeel. As it warmed malt and fruits and bourbon become more dominant.
bhensonb (8991) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mixmasterob. Pours slightly ruddy light brown. Aroma is roasty with med dark fruit. And toffee? Med body. Flavor is toffee, med dark fruit, and it develops a lot of bourbon/vanilla. Finishes decently bitter and tasty.
marcus (5004) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange copper with a thin beige head and a sour oak and molasses aroma. There is a nice caramel malt flavor with lots of oak. Very tasty and complex.
Thewade (172) - USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoothe. Nice frothy head. Vanilla and bourbon notes that hide the alcahol well. I really donít care for the sediment floating throughout the beer. Iím not sure itís meant to be like that?
valpoaj (531) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample FOBAB í12 - Pours murky brown - relatively thick brown head. Aroma is pretty intense bourbon, some vanilla, general sweet feel to things. Flavor is also sweet, stops short of cloying, but wow is this sweet - I actually kind of like it - lots of bourbon, vanilla...I noted how some folks compare this to a whiskey/coke, and although I wouldnít go that far, I see where theyíre coming from. Palate is somewhat thick and soothing - an easy drinker if not a bit sticky. I would say I enjoyed this one, though I donít know how much of it I could drink in one sitting...