raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thin with a caramel color. Light head. Very light and airy nose. Taste is malt which is quickly dominated by bourbon. Very strong, but not unpleasant bourbon flavor. Surprisingly clean finish.
navajojoe (19) - - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The candy coated nose full of caramel and toasty malts is hiding at the end in this tasty beer. At first taste you get a salty mix of bitterness and whiskey. As you venture through this beer it mellows out quite nicely as the toasty malt notes in the middle starts to expand into sweet caramel notes that linger in your pallet. I would expect the head to be boring on this beer, other than that, it was well worth the wait and the best of the John John’s....
RickTStiles (656) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark red with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma is whiskey and toasted nuts with some caramel, taste is much the same. Well balanced.
Beese (940) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Poured an amber colour with some floating yeast and a thin white head. Big aroma of burnt sugar, ginger cake and some floral hop. Sweet maltiness in the flavour with notes of dates, oak and Marsala wine. Finish was a wonderful mix of caramel, light grassy hop, brown bread and festive spice. Big beer and very tasty.
Beerathon (887) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t get any oakiness from the aging, nor much whiskey undertones. I prefer regular Dead Guy Ale to this. This left a weird syrupy lingering aftertaste that I didn’t care for.
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/5/2010. Hazy light amber color with a white head. Aromas are fruity with caramel and malt. Oaky flavors, a little sweet with caramel and light hops.
Danyel (443) - Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle aged a couple years. Pours orange with white head. Smells like wood and oranges, yeast. Tastes like oranges, lots of wood that comes out in the middle, creamy, medium body, smooth and easy. Good beer,
fitwitchik (130) - USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass cloudy amber brown with a light cream head with slight lacing.
Aroma of caramel sweetness & booze.
Taste is Dead Guy Ale but better. Whiskey galore. Wished it was more sweet & carbonation seems off a bit but definitely a better than average.
Salmoniform (201) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased a case of this at the brewery and have had it in my cellar for approx 2 years. Opened the first bottle on 10/2/13. Poured amber with a nice initial head but dissipated fairly quickly. Aroma immediately has a strong essence of the Dead Guy Whiskey barrel, then the nutty maltiness of Dead Guy Ale comes through. A very nice mouthfeel with flavors of caramel, nuts, wood, and a slight (but noticeable) ethanol finish. Has a sweeter profile, much like regular Dead Guy. I’ve had this on tap at the brewery and it is my opinion that the cellaring has greatly improved this beer! It is much more balanced and synchronized compared to the fresh John John which tasted like Dead Guy with a bit of whiskey mixed in. Overall, it is a definite winner in my book.
vickvega82 (33) - Maine, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Pours a hazey golden brown with an off white fizzy head the dissipates reasonably fast. Smells just lile dead guy ale with the faintest hint of barrel aged oak. The taste though is all whiskey barrel. It tastes lile a 9% carbonated Jack Daniels. Its nothing particulaterly special but its certainly worth a drink.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 10-22-2012 (Bottle) This beer pours a small tan head that had a long retention, hazy body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is malty, spicy, whiskey and some caramel. The Taste is malty, spicy, and whiskey. The Palate is lightly tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. In conclusion, this beer is quaffable but the flavor is lacking to where it does not lend me to seek this beer out again.