verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Party Source. Pours a cloudy deep amber with thin, lasting head. Flavor has caramel, apple, oak, and raisin. Might be a little too complex for my palate, but it tastes pretty good.
Tmoney99 (11828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Party Source. Poured clear brown color with an average to large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy bourbon, malt and wood aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet malt flavor with a medium to heavy bourbon sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery amber body with a thin head and sticky streaks of lacing. Big yet calm aroma of bourbon as well as a hefty dose of caramel followed by sauteed nuts, vanilla and wood. Creamy and really mild compared to my expectations. Rich and smooth, very soft and enjoyable. Sweet vanilla and oak flavors with plenty of barrel goodness. A faint citrus backdrop became more evident as the beer progressed. Lots of roasted and caramel malts. Extremely solid brew, thanks to Louis for sending this up my way.
ContemplateBeer (1719) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of almonds, caramel, roasted toffee and milk chocolate. Appearance was translucent and murky brown with creamy head that never dissipated. Flavor matched the nose. Palate was bubbly, with a full, chewy mouthfeel. A top notch beer brewed by a company that is on the rise.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours mostly clear gold amber with a big off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, bourbon, sweet malts, and hops- just a really nice bourbon barrel ale nose. Nothing unexpected, but well done. The aroma is better than the flavor, which is made up of the same notes. Sweet, medium bodied, minimally carbonated, and a nice booziness. Admittedly, I’m a sucker for BA beers, and this is a solid, inexpensive, straightforward example.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First, huge thanks to brother Lou (bluesandbarbq to those on BP) for sending me this beauty. I was able to share it and about 14 other beers for my brothers 44th birthday party and it was fantastic.
The beer pours out a solid copper/amber color, clear with a pillowy off-white fluffy merengue head. Big time vanilla in the aroma, with waffle-cone-like aroma’s wafting upward combining the cooked caramel, vanilla wrapped goodness all around. On the palate, the strength of the beer is the bourbon-y goodness that asserts itself right there...on the spot. The bourbon, some caramel, the vanilla, some alcohol...all done incredibly well. This is my first beer from Schlafly and damned if it wasn’t firing on all cylinders right from the get go.
spiritsbeerman (47) - Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful mouthfull of carmel sweets and the unmistakable bourbon notes. It is no wonder this is a hard beer to get. I will be putting some of this up.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to nqualls. Clear red-brown, with a thin off white ring. Aroma is vanilla, light bourbon, oak, caramel. Taste is thin, light carbonation bite, oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Paul for this awesome beer. I’ve been holding onto it for my last beer, with the exception of the other bourbon i have set away for at least a year. Pours a beautiful copper-mahogany colour with a modest sized off white head. (Just saw fret put the same head description, whoa!) I’m all stuffed up from all the drywalling i was doing today but i can detect a bit of bourbon. Taste was smooth and mouthfilling with some whiskey and almond notes shining through. Rich cherry, apple and cinnamon flavours on the finish. Just a faint touch of bitterness rounds out this well balanced brew. Thanks Paul for sharing this great beer with me!
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #270. Tasted 7/2/09. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a dark golden hue. Spiraling ring of off-white head. Aromas are a syrupy and woody note. Nutty notes with a mild burn in the nostrils. Medium bodied with a super smooth body. Sticky finish with a faint hop presence. Good mild burn with great malts.