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 thatís bolstered by booze and sweet bourbon. Amazing offering out of Shipyard, the quality of this caught me by surprise.
Dorwart (2457) - 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) - 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 Iím 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 thatís all she wrote.
Ratman197 (11500) - 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 (59) - 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 (261) - 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 (3846) - 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 Chrisoís 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
hopscotch (10180) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma furnishes a luxuriant swirl of bourbon, mocha and caramel. Medium-bodied with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is acrid and lightly acidic with an intermingling of sourmash whiskey, caramel and chocolate. Finishes acrid and tangy. Bottle courtesy of radarsock!
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Dark reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lace. Aroma of bourbon, malt and chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, peaty malt and slight black licorice. The finish is boozy with a malt and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
JHeath99 (1503) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours an opaque dark brown with thin spotty head. Aroma of dark fruit and bourbon. Taste of oak on the back end with raisins.