jhamp9 (879) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a beige head that fades to a film. Strong aroma of molasses, sticky dates, wood, vanilla, and honey. Strong barrel characteristics in the taste. A lot of maple syrup, whiskey, vanilla, raisins, and some hop bitterness. Alcohol is very concealed. Wood and vanilla aftertaste. Full and sticky on the palate. Really enjoyed it.
oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, dark fruit, and oak aroma. Rich red appearance. Taste similar to aroma with added vanilla and alcohol. Nice palate feel. Over all very nice beer.
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douglas88 (5151) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle bought at Guntown. Pours a murky brown color with a medium white head. A fresh hop nose with bourbon. A nice flavor, the base does come out but certainly the Bourbon is big and hot, vanilla and dried fruit. Good.
Jesterdeal (1469) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sticky pine resin, maple wood and slight caramel. Pours red with little head. Tastes sweet with nice pine notes, resin, alcohol, tart fruit and slight caramel. Nice but needs to mellow out the hops.
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared on the bus, RBWG
Appearance: Clear amber with a small beige head and some lacing
Aroma and flavors of bourbon, vanilla and brown sugar
Nice, but I like the base beer better.
wje89 (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly boozy, even though its aged in whiskey barrels. Raisins come through very well though along with the burnt sugar.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL floating around the RBWG bus. Pours a clear amber with a thick, beige head. Nose is sweet tomato, cherry, pickles, toffee. Taste is pickles, tomato, maple, brown sugar. Uh- did not like this.
Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured dark copper color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, toasted malt, bourbon alcohol and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit bourbon vanilla sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colored pour with a small khaki head. The nose is full of caramel, brown sugar, whiskey, and vanilla. Hints of coconut, nice raisin fruitiness, alcohol, and plenty of oak. The flavor is a bit more hot than expected, but very nice otherwise. Big vanilla and whiskey notes to go along with the prominent caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Raisin, perhaps a hint of date, oak, and some piny hops.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very impressed, after a year of barrel-aging (or maybe a little more?!?!) this one still has a ton of hops. Manages to be hoppy, and have a lot of bourbon character at once. Super strong, so it needs to be sippsed, but has a lot of pine, resinous character as well as the boozy, bourbon vanilla notes. A weird mix, but it works well.