pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Thanks to my brother in law josh for hooking this up... Pours a deeper reddish amber, smooth and consistent throughout, and topped with a creamy off-white head... Aroma of whiskey with hints of vanilla, dark fruits with an all around sweetness. Caramel toffee throughout. Smooth with a touch of woody spice on the backend... Flavors are more of the same with vanilla, caramel toffee to go alongside the bourbon barrel presence. Surprisingly, there is still a pronounced bitterness on the backend while being sweet through the middle. Just above medium bodied with adequate. Smooth sweet deep malty presence. Enjoyable actually.
Butters (3656) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Raleigh Rare and Vintage Festival 2013. Clearish brown amber pour with small offwhite head. Distinctly hoppy flavor with a massive amount of american hop bitterness. I was really surprised how much the hops stuck around after 2 years! It was verging on being almost too boozy. Some age should treat this quite nicely, but as it was, I didn’t really care for it.
Dogbrick (7074) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Blarney Wine tasting on 03/16/2013: The beer pours a dark brown color with a medium thick light tan head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, oaky bourbon and coconut. Some hops in the background. The finish is sweet with a malt and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a clear browned amber with a thin white head. Warm wood, whiskey, caramel. Big plums, earthy old hops. Lots of plum and prune, chocolate, warm and boozy. Very big, definitely a sipper. Long oxidization and plums with some wood bitterness on the finish.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours hazy dark red with a thin tan ring.
Aroma: Sweet cherry and plum, bourbon.
Taste: Wood, walnuts, dark chocolate,cereal, warm woody bourbon finish. Subdued hops compared to fresh.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied lively creamy carbonation.
Overall: Worth the hype, amazingly tasty. For those familiar with fresh and aged Bigfoot: this is it’s own beast. The agressive hops are subdued and the malt smooths out with the presence barrel character. I wouldn’t bother aging this, I’d drink this now.
decaturstevo (4614) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper pour with white head and lace. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, abv, and raisins. Same as nose but I don’t get the oak. Smooth creamy carbonation and full bodied. Nice warmth.
S_Side_Smitty (383) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber-brown with a large light tan head. Aroma is molasses and creamy choclate-like malts. Aroma is smoooth! Taste is smoooth!! - malts come first, then hop bitterness, then a sweet smooth malty heaven with mild wiskey barrel in the finish. Really, really good!
maxwelldeux (2914) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a bottle share. Pours a dark reddish amber color. Nose has some strong bourbon notes, and ends up being very dark and smooth. Glad I found this one.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a dark amber with some creamy, white head. Nose is standard Bigfoot, malt, pine resin, orange rind with vanilla, caramel, wood. Flavor is sticky sweet, pine, wood pulp, vanilla. Full bodied, sticky finish.
AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Burnt gold. Minimal head.
Incredibly sweet like candy. Some vanilla and cinnamon are apparent
Sweet with pears and heavy malts. Finish is a bitter Oaked vanilla with a medicine cough syrup astringency. Very strong in a white chocolate sort of way. Yet lower abv