Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Not sure where I got this, but thank you to whomever sent this to me! Aroma is Bourbon, wood, coconut, brown sugar. I automatically thought this was going to be an Imperial Stout, I guess just by the name which says "BOURBON BARREL" in huge letters across the bottle. So I was surprised when this light brown, almost amber colored beer poured out. I’m digging this - It kind of has all of the qualities of a Bourbon barrel aged Imperial stout, but without all of the booze and sweetness. Not bad at all.
Finhead (1260) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An amber-brown pour with a tan head. The initial aroma is caramel malt and bread, but then the bourbon kicks in. It has a full body with a slick texture and average carbonation. The taste is malty and mildly sweet. There is a subtle bourbon flavor and warmth in the finish.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark golden with a creamy white head. Sweet caramel bourbon and vanilla aroma and taste with a grainy finish.
48FanInCali (772) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is the color of ice tea with a nice tan head. This beer does have legs and holds very well. The nose is slightly bourbon and vanilla. Taste has more bourbon. It is almost like taking a light brown ale and barrel aging it for less than a month. It would be a good BA alternative to stout in the summer months but not much more.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Woah, buttery bourbon. Smells like butterscotch, bourbon, vanilla, lots of butter. Damn. Smells good, but bad. You know?
Taste is tons of butter, oak, and vanailla. Lots of crazy shit going on here with the barrel. Sweet, dms, lots of dms, and sweetness.
Finish is sweet, barrel, vanilla, and butter.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this beer at Orange County Brew Ha Ha in Irvine, CA.
Nicely balanced between bourbon, malts, sweetness, etc. This is a beer that would be great sipped w/ a cigar.
Ibrew2or3 (7232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample courtesy of Blazer06. Pours clear copper with weak off white head. The aroma is sweet with bourbon, vanilla, raisins, plums, molasses and a sense of wood. The taste is pretty smooth with vanilla and bourbon booze to go along with mild levels of dried dark fruitiness and then lingering vanilla into the after taste.
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Zack, Blazer06 for the share.
light brown, white head.
caramel malts, light bourbon, touch of sweet vanilla. This one is quite easy to drink, lots of flavors with a touch of bitter hops on the palate. Retains moderate barley approach with the more hopped centered pale ale. Not over the top
markwise (4570) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks blazer06 for the share. A sessionable bourbon ale... I love it! Pours orange-amber with a white head. Nose is vanilla, bourbon, slight booze, malt, caramel, slight raisin, barleywine fruit, and a bit of booze. Flavor is vanilla all over the place with malt, caramel, bourbon, some barleywine fruits, and a bunch of sweetness. Light to medium bodied ale with malt and vanilla.
vyvvy (4398) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber / brown with a large off-white head. The aroma has lots of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, light spice and an English yeast - seems like a junior version of a barleywine. Medium body that’s smooth and has some sharper carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth caramel malt, light toast, vanilla, some bourbon and cream. The finish adds a bit of spice and some warming alcohol. This was much better than I expected and had well balanced flavors.