BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Pours clear tawny with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is oak, vanilla, and bourbon with dates, caramel and toast malt, spicy hops. Flavor is heavy malt, moderate hops and bitterness with spicy bourbon, oak and vanilla notes with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bourbon, oak,carmel, toffee, fruittiness and light sherry. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, carmel, toffee, sherry, dark fruit and light vanilla with a smooth dry lingering oak finish.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... GABF ’06... Mostly clear golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. Lightly grainy aroma with notes of honey, wood and vanilla. The flavor is a swirl of toffee, alcohol, oak and whiskey with moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Lengthy, alcoholic, drying finish.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a dark amber color with an off white head. Bourbon, caramel, wood, vanilla, some dark fruits, and chocolate. Some alcohol in the finish.
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Caramel colored pour, decent sized white head. Lacing is prominent. This beer is a mess IMO. Overly resiny, barrel notes almost taste like the damn thing was aged in pine trees. The booze doesn’t help and the damn thing got worse as it warmed. Maybe a few YEARS in the cellar will help? Im not hopeful though.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy ruby coloured beer with a thin fine bead and low carbonation. The aroma is quite sweet and malty, light cherry and chewy sweet pale/crystal malt, light vanilla and a lot of bourbony sweetness. On the nose there is a lot of fresh Bigfoot aroma with just an accent of oak/bourbon character. The flavour is quite sweet up front however, with the combination of sweet chewy malts and bourbony oakiness countering this sweetness. There is also a young aggressive hoppiness trying to balance the sweetness off. The beer still seems a bit sticky and young however. On the finish there is an interplay of vanilla and sweet caramelly malt that is quite appealing. On balance, I’d say this is a good brew, but not as good as the original. I suspect a year or two will help it immensely.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Tap and Handle Fort Collins. 6k rating two late. Pours a somewhat hazy, reddish brown appearance with a small cream colored head. Huge oaky, sweet whiskey, caramel, herbal hoppy, caramel aroma. Lightly boozy, rich caramel, herbal, floral hoppy, caramel, whiskey, big vanilla, whiskey flavor. Delicious. Fuck yeah.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with an essential clear hued bronze body with a moderate sized off white head that lasts. Aroma still has a lot of hops, pungent pine, grapefruit, pungent alcohol, brown sugar, tannin, burnt caramel and oak. Flavors are very woody, earthy, burnt caramel, vanilla, molasses. Big tannin structure, pretty sweet. Bitter, medium oak, tannin upon hops. Not amazingly drinkable. Fuller bodied, lively carbonation and a boat load of tannin.
GT2 (7717) - Carlsbad, 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.
DocLock (7428) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 shared at Craft Ale House. Clear copper pour,, looking a lot like bourbon. Nose is huge and complex; with huge oaky whiskey notes, vanilla, plum, spirity heat. I could smell this one for hours. Tastes rich, complex, with big oaky and whiskey flavors up front, some mid-palate heat, vanilla, plum, hops, figgy fruit, and a smooth, powerful finish. This is one of the best beers I have quaffed.