jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft... dark brown body, light tan head... the aroma is bit boozy with the distinct Woodford Reserve accents, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, molasses... the taste is lots of WR as well but I like it more than then nose, caramel, a little molasses and vanilla, oak as well... very good and worth trying
Niko100 (2327) - 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 (165) - 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.
ryecatcher (1064) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Brownish pour, decent off-white frothy head with nice retention. Nose is boozy barrel goodness, caramel, dried fruit, malt, tobacco, cherries, candy sugar, light smokiness. Mouth is medium sweet, chewy, caramelly, raisins, dates, booze. Very nice. Heather and I shared this one while catching up in the Perrysburg La Quinta (late afternoon, following a seemingly endless drive from Chicago on 9-24-2015). No one in the whole universe I’d rather share a beer with. Or anything else for that matter. She’s my girl after all. And I love her. More than beer. Or life itself. Just sayin. Sláinte.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor have a good bit of toffee, caramel, oak and vanilla. Fairly boozy, as expected for this style of beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice one.
alexsdad06 (7229) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle (draft at FoBAB also). Pours a nice reddish brown color with a small creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel and toffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, cocoa, some dark fruity character, some cherry from the Woodford barrel, hints of smoke, fresh this was slightly boozy but aged a bit has smoothed things out, almost more like a barley wine at this point, I like this one.
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Relatively clear brown with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel, whiskey, raisins, dates, bourbon. Full bodied, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, sweet and boozy on the palate. Taste is raisins, dates, bourbon, toffee, vanilla.
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker amber color with a white head. Aroma is of lord of oakum vanilla barrel, spirit, caramel and dark fruits. Flavor similar, but very hot, a bit astringent and oppressive at times.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep tan & ruby body with a foamy beige head that quickly settles to a thin skin & collar. Aroma of bourbon, caramel sauce, toffee, maple syrup, sticky wood, faint vanillin, cocoa dust, mild plum. Flavors of bourbon soaked caramel candies, black licorice, leather, wood, maple syrup, cola, buttery toffee, & a small dose of cocoa. Boozy finish, lingers with caramel, wood, & anise. Slightly thinner mouth feel than I’d like but good overall.
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased at Binny’s South Loop back in November 2014. Somewhat clear ruby color without any type of head aroma is very nice. Bourbon is smooth with vanilla, coconut, burnt oak and some sugar.
The flavor is wonderful, wow! Bourbon is perfectly integrated throughout the sip. The sweet malts, toasted oak, coconut, vanilla and a very light hint of alcohol warming. The warming is still mild and make my belly nice and warm. The flavor is very smooth for 10.4%.
Chalumeaux (504) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks Airforcehops. Clear mahogany color with lacey tan head. Aroma of cocoa caramel brown sugar and oak. Taste is smooth with similar notes of the aroma and a hint of coconut. This is a nice beer.