TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a rich, dark brown. Aromas of sweet bourbon and wood; chocolate, vanilla; fantastic nose. Such a clean malt profile that’s bolstered by booze and sweet bourbon. Amazing offering out of Shipyard, the quality of this caught me by surprise.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2015 Bottle- Pours dark brown - nose/taste of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit - medium body
vtafro (5540) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Brown pour with some light head. Dark aromas, light wood tones, booziness. Scottish malt tones, booziness and woodiness.
Bule (1525) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours a brown color with a bit of head. Slight sour bite. Rich bourbon with raisin.
Dorwart (2482) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin head of light brown bubbles. Rich malty aroma with lots of dark berries (blackberry), molasses, candi sugar, vanilla and butterscotch. Very complex aroma but is missing some of the smoke and peat of a good scotch ale. Color is a very dark brown. Hmmmm, interesting flavor. A bit of sourness has crept in there which I am sure was not intended. I very much like it as it makes the mouth salivate for more and makes the brew very easy going down. More dark fruit (cherries now), butterscotch, brown sugar and dark molasses. Again missing the earthy and smokey overtones. Mild alcohol presence which I would have expected more of for a 10% brew. Finishes malty with a bit of sourness and tartness. Not what I expected or was hoping for and I am sure not what they had intended but still a very tasty brew and one that I am very much enjoying.
ClassyBeagle (374) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Very strong bourbon notes with vanilla, roasted malt, and caramel sweetness.
A: Dark brown almost black with a small tan head.
T: Tastes bitter and boozy. A very slight sweetness but it is overshadowed by the bourbon flavor.
P: Kind of thin and a bit too dry.
O: Bourbon drowns out almost everything. Its good and big, but I’m missing the sweetness.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bourbon smell but oxidized and soured. Taste same of oxidized nutty and sour. Some roast but that’s all she wrote.
Ratman197 (12152) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingeing brown head. Aromas of bourbon, fruitiness, caramel and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of dried fruit, toffeew and light bourbon with a smooth lingering dried fruit finish.
JerseyBrew (62) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Great job shipyard!! Put a sour barrel in a bottle and try to sell it as s regular beer!!! Did you think people wouldn't know. Funny thing is a brewer of yours came to nj and soured every beer at the place he worked!!! You guys plain suck at brewing. Close the doors!!
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Underdogs88 (274) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sour malt aroma. Appearance is dark brown with a tan head. Flavor is sour. The beer is infected. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, the beer is infected. Shipyard needs better quality control.
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teorn88 (5144) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Bottle at the Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a rich brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet with notes of figs jam, dark chocolate, toffee, raisins, vanilla, leather, booze. Taste is again sweet and lightly fruity and boozy, with notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruit, raisins. Full bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, tasty