wedgie9 (2639) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted 0n 4/11/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle sent to me in the Easter Bunny BIF. I am very excited to finally try something from this brewery. Pours clear dark amber with a thin off-white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is caramel malt with some vanilla oak, but it seems to have begun souring. The flavor is much more sour up front with all of the caramel malt and barrel flavors taking a back seat. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long sour and caramel malt finish. I was very excited to try this beer, but unfortunately, I believe it infected.
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass was amber with a white head. Nose of citrus and floral hops and a blast of whiskey. Medium body. Flavor is bit on the whiskey and the finish is boozy and bitter. Damn good.
SG111 (1296) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep golden. Small white head. Aroma is bourbon, mild booze, amber malt notes, caramel. Flavor is scotch, toffee, caramel. Really good.
Csmcbndt (4) - Howell, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great amber - medium body, barrel aged. If you’re not a fan of whiskey don’t let this scare you off - the taste is not overbearing or astringent.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewery - Smells of oak and to my surprise kind of tart, but it doesn’t taste tart. Whiskey dominates the sweet, malty flavor and there’s a hint of vanilla. It’s medium to full bodied and very good.
gregwilsonstl (2143) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber. Smells like wood. Strong barrel oak flavor. Caramel. Tasted at Right Brain.
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Honey, toffee. bourbon... Sweet, warm, caramel. Smooth. Good.
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is vanilla, carmel, whiskey and apples, taste is whiskey, apples, and vinilla, very light for a ba beer, but pretty good for style
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft EBF. Need Label - Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of nuts, bourbon, whiskey and alcohol - medium body.
Dogbrick (11621) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Hazy amber color with a medium thin off-white head. Spotty lacing. Malt, caramel and slight hops in the nose. Medium body with flavors of grainy malt, caramel and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery served in a pint glass
Review from notes:
A - Hazy light brown with big bubbled head. Low retention with minimal lacing.
S - Sweet woody malts, sugary fruit, apples, caramel, muddled whiskey aroma.
T - Starts off with sweet caramel malts, slightly toasted, very fruity, mainly apples, woody tannins, there’s earthy/spicy bitterness but it’s hard to detect the source. There’s notes of mild earthy hops underneath the rounded nutty malts. Finishes semi-dry with notes of fruit and toasted wood.
M - Medium weight with active carbonation that mellows out as it sits. Woody tannins are left on the aftertaste.
Interesting brew. The malts and fruit combined with the wood create a complex mix of flavors that seem uncommon.
Serving type: growler