KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy light brown head that reduced to just a thin film on top and did have good sticky lacing.
The aroma was fairly mild of a toasted cereal malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit and a hint of bourbon.
The taste was sweet and malty with a nice note of caramel to start and finished sweetly acidic with hints of dark fruit and toffee and had a mild bourbon alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor was only around for a short while after the swallow and was mostly of a sweet fruit and malts.
Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body with a creamy, syrupy texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall a nice smooth a mellow bourbon aged ale with no heavy alcohol taste at all.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from Troika’s Ghostbuster keg backpack at the 2013 Schlafly Hop in The City festival in a mini weiss glass. The best beer at the fest, I was glad to taste it. Deep amber with beige foam. Very malty, complex caramel and fruit notes, definite bourbon impression, some vanilla and hardwood, slight pleasant oxidation, balanced bitterness but low hoppy aromas. Medium body, low carbonation, full mouthfeel. Extremely smooth and drinkable for 8% alcohol. Really tasty.
bubblehouse (193) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent. Vanilla and bourbon flavors really shine through.pours a dark amber with nice sweet aroma.
zoucrew102 (347) - - AUG 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at schlafly tap house, St. Louis. Sweet bourbon aroma with malt vanilla and some coconut. Pours dark amber with and light head and some lacing. Taste is very smooth with lots of sweet bourbon and vanilla and coconut notes. Awesome.
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Iphonephan (2604) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft in the the tap room at the brewery in St. Louis. Pours a clear light cola with an ecru head. Light bourbon aroma with some grassy notes. Flavors of vanilla and oak. Creamy mouthfeel. Mellow finish with the slightest hint of alcohol.
Chuckaduck (602) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 1/30/2013. Consumed 5/24/13. Pours translucent red-copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, wood, oak, molasses, caramel. Taste is interesting, nice, surprisingly crisp; spicy, hops, bread, oak, vanilla, alcohol (bourbon), barrel, hints of dark fruit; finish is bitter fruit rind and leather. Medium-high carbonation. Mouth feel is chewy but aggressive. No remarkable lacing. Highly successful; the blend of the two widely differing styles imparts many positive characteristics of the component beers. The barreling is also very effective here. Really nice.
b3shine (4208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a somewhat opaque brownish-orange with off-white lacing. Smells semi-sweet, malty, grainy, and a little doughy and boozy. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced, with an average (and somewhat thin) mouthfeel. Underwhelming.
mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks dr fab. pours murky orange/tan with great head. aroma of hops and some barrel notes. taste is medium body sweet vanilla and spice hops
DrSilverworm (4738) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Bottled 7/30/12. Nice malty aroma. Rich and woody bourbon aroma. Smooth lighter carbonation, bigger body, clean finish, with a good woody - bourbony aftertaste. Aroma is ample but not over powering, and exhibits little to no alcohol bite. Moderate bitter taste. Thin light khaki head leaves some loose lace. Hazy brown / red body. Some vanilla. Light maple, brown sugar. A worthy competitor to the super-popular Kentucky version. Very nice to pair with my clam chowder. Gets better and better as I go.
jhp40219 (236) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.
Aroma - Caramel, vanilla, fruit, bourbon (not strong but noticeable), toasted malts.
Appearance - Pours with a nice white head which dissipated pretty quickly. Little lacing on the glass as you drink. Hazy amber color in the light.
Taste - Like the smell, except the alcohol comes on stronger. Not overbearing, but stronger. Somewhat of a Sweet Tart candy taste in the background. Leaves a strong bitterness going down.
Palate - Moderately carbonated, but still enough to sting the tongue. Light feeling, easy to drink, nothing really noteworthy.
Overall - I want to like this more than I do, but I just don’t find this overly remarkable. Not bad, just nothing special. After having had Kentucky Ale’s Bourbon Barrel Ale, (which is one of my favorite beers), this one just pales in comparison.
fiveacestx (445) - Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours a nasty looking light brown but that’s about the only bad part about this beer. Oh yeah! The bourbon comes right out in the aroma on this one! Has a nice bourbon taste with a medium mouthfeel (somewhat slick) and a vanilla finish.