ChiGuy68 (515) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at Revolution Brewpub in Chicago. It poured an opaque brown with a quickly disapating beige head. Potent aroma of alcohol with hints of coconut. Packs a turbo boost, high octane kick. The bourbon is so strong this could be served in a shot glass. Not for the faint of heart.
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/26/15. Bottle thanks to Chris. Nice aroma, great whiskey barrel character, vanilla, nice maltiness, caramel, toffee, some smoke. Good flavor, malty, caramel, toffee, light smoke, vanilla, char, oak. Tasty!
jstraw (1959) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany, modest, creamy brown head, minimal lacing (barrel-aged) / Rich, sweet nose of tobacco, cane sugar, caramel, chocolate, grass, light bourbon barrel / Medium to full body, sweet but good hop balance, some chew, noticeable alcohol burn / Flavors not quite up to great nose, but still solid with caramel, chocolate, grass, restrained bourbon barrel / Probably needs to be a little bigger of body and flavor to match the high alcohol, but still quite nice.
ryanfolty (2346) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 30, 2015 - bottle from Brett. Dark brown pour with nice amount of head that lasted. Aroma was malty and bourbon. Taste was consistent with aroma and had a nice bourbon heat.
JMerritt (1931) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a very dark brown with a small, light brown head. Aroma is an interesting blend of smoke, brown sugar, light soy sauce, and caramel candies. Salty flavor up front, turning moderately heavily alcoholic, letting in woody notes, burnt cocoa, smokey peat, bittersweet cocoa and mildly sweet toffee. Finish is equal parts dry (alcohol) and sweet (caramel). Well done. The liberal smoke really sets this above other standard scotch ales.
raoul_duke (240) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Carmel red color with no head or carbonation to speak of. Pours thick but not stout thick. Smells very nice with lots of sweetness. Cocoa? Vanilla? This has a familiar nose, but it has a lot of flavor profile that’s throwing me off. Very sweet on the mouth. Thicker than you anticipate. Lots of chocolate and toffee and caramel. Sugar. Chocolate and bourbon. Some artificial vanilla. I’m having a hard time giving this a number. It is really complex and has a ton of flavors. But that sort of takes away from it too because it sort of becomes too much.
SLCraig (10) - Pingree Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The ultimate Wee Heavy! Pours a simi-dark yet clear with a medium head. Awesome nose, with a very pleasing sweet and malty backbone I love in a Wee Heavy, plus the added goodness from the bourbon barrel. Not sure how this beer could be better
drfabulous (6178) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at Stocks and Blondes, the loudest bar ever. Big and malty with with creamy toffee notes and cola. Rich.
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, oak, dark fruit, vanilla, licorice, & bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, molasses/syrup, vanilla, dark fruit, and bourbon; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Good stuff!
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice beige head and some clingy lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit. One it warmed a bit the bourbon took over. Taste is sweet and boozy, definitely a sipper.
This is one of the really goods beers, glad I bought two.