NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at RBSG 10 Grand Tasting. Pours a murky almost amber, minimal head. Nose is a lot of vanilla and bourbon brown sugar notes, some piney hops come through as well. The barrel dominates the aroma. On tasting, lots of bourbony notes that really don’t jive with the hopping. Kind of a muddy beer, hops get lost. Not really a fan.
jefcon (1276) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of bourbon, lots of hops. Vanilla, caramel, light floral aromas. Less abundant flavors, which get a little muddy on the palate. All in all, however, a very flavorful beer.
Marheb (1524) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Un peu difficile à suivre, le bourbon chevauche un côté herbacé, correct.
Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at crunchy's tap takeover. Medium brown with thin head. Sweet and vanilla aroma. Bourbon and sweet. All the hardcore bitterness has been tamed.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer fest. amber with small head. i’m still not sure what to make of bourbon aged ipas, but this seems to work pretty well. not a subtle beer in any regard. big hops and substantial bourbon flavor.
paintedmaple (271) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap Blackthorn Pub...Holly,MI. Huge sudsy head and enormous aromas of pine, vanilla, and oak. I thought this was much more bitter and less floral than regular Huma, but not in an unpleasant way. This is good stuff.
Skakapa (52) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark golden and a slowly disappearing thin head. Some toffee and vanilla, pine and citrus. Surprisingly fresh (can’t make out a production date) and a good lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.
Arve_Christian (2469) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms Avenun Gothenburg
Full body, nice integrated hops- long lingering aftertaste
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Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Slightly hazy medium orange-brown body, medium off-white creamy head. Huge oily diacetyl nose. Popcorn butter-soaked, faded bitter hops and white oak body, unpleasant, nay, bad. I hope to try a better batch, but was disappointed the brewery brought this keg to a brewer’s night and did not notice anything was wrong with the beer.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderately-hazy copper color with an off white head and some good lacing. The nose brings through some really nice pine and citrus hops. The taste isn’t quite as powerful, as a bit of malt comes through, replacing some of the hop flavor and bitterness that I would have expected. Pretty tame. The feel is nice and this drinks quite well.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-25-2010