badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark red with a fizzy tan head. Caramel, molasses, sweet cereal grain, and mellow bourbon aroma and taste with a lightly bitter and oaky vanilla finish. Silky full bodied citrusy palate.
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of my friend Noel. Amber pour with a short tan head. Aroma is strong vanilla, caramel, bourbon notes and sweet malt. Taste is big vanilla, caramel, toasted coconut, sweet malt and booze. Body is medium with a soft bubbly carbonation. Lots of stickiness and boozy warmth. Finishes with more vanilla, caramel, booze, light coconut and toasted dark bread.
JohnnyJ (4786) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery. Amber pour, with a thin off white head. Caramel malt, sweet sticky sugar, bourbon, alcohol, notes of vanilla, toffee, and some hop bitterness.
TheEpeeist (3471) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Seems to match the picture for the other Freudian Sip but the 10% listed here is what was on the label. Clear purple brown with a balsa head. Nose is honey, brown sugar, raisin, hay, bourbon and oak. Sticky medium to full body with a tingle. At first i get a blast of clove and nutmeg; fades to butterscotch then bitter grass and red licorice. A hoppy, spiced barleywine? Unusual.
thegreenrooster (3432) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a tan with a large tan head. Aroma is of the barrel with some notes of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is bourbon, a big dose of caramel malt and some whiskey burn of alcohol. Finish leaves some of that burning on the tongue with some almost spicy rye and a warming in the chest. This is all about this bourbon barrel it was aged in. Very solidly done as the bourbon is there but you still get a nice sweet and heavy malt.
Blairgus (3003) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 feb 2013, bottle. Dark brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet, golden syrup, granola and honey. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Syrup, granola, toasted malt. Okay.
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BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rose colored hue with a small eggshell cap. Bourbon, hint of wood, loads of vanilla, toffee, caramel, and honey-baked biscuit. Nothing terribly distinguishable and a little thin. The alcohol was noticeable but not overly distracting. The most telling sign: I wouldn’t buy this again. Meh.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #14. Dark reddish/brown pour with a small off white head. Sweet and a little toasty, picking up a decent amount of vanilla and bourbon. Similar taste with a more pronounced hop character, more vanilla and a little heat. (2703)
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a medium brown and created thick cushion of light beige foam head. Aroma is rich and robust with a boozy whiff of alcohol that has true traces of the bourbon barrels while also having a faint nose of maple syrup. As for the drink, heavy dosages of sweetness and alcohol dominate this beer and actually seems as though the alcohol content was higher than it actually is. This American strong ale went beast mode as soon as they barrel aged it and that whiskey leaked into the beer’s DNA. This is a highly lethal beer.
mikedR (1501) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried the non-BA version yesterday. This one is better. Same flavor profile as the other, but has more of a distinct toffee flavor than the non-BA, and a darker, less frothy pour. Surprisingly am not picking up any bourbon notes; perhaps some smokey notes, but I could be imagining that. Overall, the flavor is more robust than the non-BA version. A little disappointing is that the aging process doesn't mellow the beer much in terms of the only downside I had with the yesterday's, a wee bit of lingering alcohol burn. That said, whereas the non-BA has an ABV of 8.5%, the BA checks in at 10%.
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