Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at ESBLS. Dark brown with no foam. I smell bourbon with chocolate and vanilla. Bourbon is tasted with vanilla and chooclate. But this is much smoother than many bourbon beers. I taste yeast but can’t quite identify it. A nice beer.
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Secret Santa. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head. Poor head retention. Aroma of bourbon, banana, wood, mild toast and roast. The taste is bourbon, wood, cola, wheat, burnt sugar, mild banana, spice and chocolate. Medium bodied, faint hint of tartness, strong carbonation. A little overdone on the bourbon but not bad.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a bottle at the wonderful buffalo wild wings dump .. . pours a rather dark magenta .. medium foam, spots of lacing .. . pretty boozy .. mild mouth .. . light weizen notes. spice, clove, and medium barrel .. . very tasty but lighter than it should be .. . . new favorite phrase. fat cats!!!
superspak (2127) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got in a trade with cyde. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/26/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cocoa, chocolate, brown bread, caramel, raisin, light banana, clove, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, and light yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, barrel, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big cocoa, chocolate, brown bread, caramel, raisin, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, clove, brown sugar, light banana, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of cocoa, chocolate, brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, light clove and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of malt, yeast, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Barrel aged weizenbock. All around great complexity and balance of malt, yeast, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
fluffy (1253) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
just like #3 before it, this is one highly underrated line of beers. though this one could have stood another 6 months or more of aging as it still had some burn to it, otherwise it was pretty amazing.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Chocolate, Bready Malts, Bananas
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
Taste: Chocolate, Bananas, Mild Bourbon, Mild Vanilla
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate and light oak. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, cocoa, vanilla and light oak with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Fear Tuesday Tasting (Downers Grove, IL). Pours a nice brownish hue, a gentle haze and a darker body but near transparent, just dark body. A gentle brownish orange glow with frothy offwhite head dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are gentle oak and carmelized malts. Touches of fruit, gentle pit fruit and subtle toastiness. Mellow oak, barrel and spirit. Some touches of banana, toast, and estery fruit. Initial is a bit thinner, touches of rotten fruit, apple and subtle banana. Mellow bready malt, toast, a bit odd for my tastes. Touches of vanilla, toast and subtle barrel. Some touches of barrel, oak. Gentle thinness, a touch warm and carmelized. Some rotten fruit, and gentle. Meg. A bit of a gentlw warmth and toast as we finish. Simple, a bti odd.
fiveacestx (447) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours thin with a small head. Has a bourbon aroma and the banana is there from beginning to end. Has a nice array of chocolate flavors. Nice sipping beer.
kevinator (674) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good. Strong malt and bourbon aroma. Dark brown with a minor head. Smooth palate that had a light weight. Somewhat creamy. Below average carbonation that was appropriate. Flavors are bourbon, chocolate and wheat. Great blend that did get better as it warmed. Great addition to the series.