Rando7 (777) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Should be Freudian Sip, not Slip.
Bomber from Bine and Vine. Pours reddish gold with beautiful yellow thick head. Great lacing. Aroma mainly sweet malts and pine hops. Taste caramel malts with bourbon and slight oak replaced by pine/resin hops. Finish mainly pine. Palate thin and really detracted overall. Interesting alcohol burn combined with the cold sensation of the pine hops.
I didn’t care for the balance. I couldn’t tell what the brewer was going for with this one.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored pour with an off-white head. Vanilla and oak up front with a nice dark fruit sweetness. Mild charred oak note, caramel, raisin, and very faint candied citrus. The flavor has a lot of barrel notes, particularly charred oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Good caramel and dark fruit sweetness, too, but a bit on the watery side.
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)
JohnnyJ (5335) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (8013) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber pours crystal clear amber with copper hues and supporting a tan head of foam. The aroma is full up sweet smooth bourbon booze and maybe some vanilla and wafer thin like beer dark fruity esters. The taste is similar where I get almost nothing but sweet vanilla and bourbon booze. At least the bourbon booze note is pretty smooth since it is by far the dominant flavor component. What bits of beer I’m getting are well off in the background. The beer notes seem to be cherry and prune with a wafer thin smattering of vague pine like hoppiness. Man, this has had way too much barrel time for my taste. Why craft a beer and then allow it to get smothered by barrel notes? I don’t get it.
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Toronado SD thanks richiesd. Clear tea amber, weak white foam. Nose is hoppy red ale, sharper pine, fresh poundcake. Taste is harsher paper, sticky sweet, mild caramel, big hoppy spice bite.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11861) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours hazy tawny with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is oak, Bourbon, vanilla, cherry-stone fruit, dates and caramel malt. Flavor is oak, vanilla, lightly boozy Bourbon, caramel malt, stone fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.