rondphoto (2613) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy amber brown color, beige head, streaks of lace. Taste is caramel malt that moves toward toffee on the swallow, followed by just enough bittering to keep things in balance. Slight alcohol warms the throat deep in the finish. I don’t detect any bourbon or oak, but no matter - it’s an exceptional brew.
John25 (930) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear ruby. Aroma is vanilla, and sweet caramel. Bigger barrel notes come out as the beer warms. Some toasty malt notes, raisin, and dark sugars. Very tasty.
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conway (1887) - - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark ruby/copper with little head. Aroma is dark fruit and vanilla. Taste follows and adds some toffee and hop bitterness. Rich sticky mouthfeel. Excellent.
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky red brown color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, citrus, vanilla, dark fruit, bourbon alcohol. Taste of vanilla, caramel, day fruits, grass, tobacco, bourbony alcohol in the finish.
seehaferb23 (41) - - MAR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The most expensive beer of beer night but well worth it. I love the non barrel aged one but this is excellent.
keanex (1595) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Glass: Tired Hands wine glass.
Appearance: Lightly hazy rosey garnet body with a dense light tan head.
Aroma: The aroma is mild with grapefruit, spicy hops, hints of bourbon and oak are present. Complex and unexpected.
Taste: Oak heavy and boozy with bitter grapefruit and spicy hops, lingering dry oak. Very bitter and boozy wow, harsh.
Palate: Full-bodied moderately carbed.
Overall: Boozy hot mess.
JBPortland (1056) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours hazy dark brown red with a finger of head. Nose is bourbon soaked oak, vanilla, marshmallow, mild sweet dark fruit, maple, bread, plum, hint of heat. Taste holds all the components of the nose with balanced bourbon that is well integrated into the flavor profile and nice vanilla oaky layers to compliment the dark fruits and bread. Finishes semi sweet vanilla, dark fruity plum and earthy bread with layered whiskey and wood. Tasty stuff!
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/14/15] Draught at Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room in Berkeley. Nice clear reddish amber. Aroma of malt, piney hops, cookies, wood and vanilla. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, a cookie hint, piney hops, wood, vanilla, some booziness and a bitter finish. Rounded mouthfeel.
PhillyCraft (3697) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange brownish color with small beige head. Oak, plum, raisin, caramel, pine hops and sweet malt were the main smells and flavors. Was happy that the body on this was approachable and not too syrupy. Pretty solid.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival 2015 Trip #82. Keg at Brewvival. Pours a hazy orange with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spicy, green hops, raw malt, toffee, whiskey. The taste is toffee, citrus hops, caramel, mild bourbon. Medium bodied.