marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I tried a sample of this at a beer tasting. Clear amber color with off-white head. Malty, vanilla scent. Taste is similar, with a bit of a whiskey taste as well. It’s ok.
hayduke (4460) - 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 (1013) - 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 (3918) - 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 (1851) - 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 (13276) - , 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 (10889) - 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