maley1 (1042) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown cloudy pour with medium sized tan head. Aroma of bourbon and caramel. Taste is strong boubon, oak, vanilla, caramel and toffee. Nice carbonation and creamy mouthfeel but nothing comes together in this beer. Bourbon overpowered anything this had going for it. Not good.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels on the Friday night of EBF 2012. Pours a deep ruby tinged brown with a thin beige head. Sweet syrup, and bourbon on the nose, vanilla nad wood. Medium bodied. Bourbon and sweetness, milky smooth. Sweet bourbon, dark fruit, big and malty. Rich and viscous with a long bourbon filled finish. Preferred this one to the brandy, but both were rather good.
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown pour with one finger of tan head. Rich nose, barrel shows with some vanilla. Dominated by bourbon, oak and vanilla are the primary flavors. Some spicy/phenolic character and dark fruits. Medium body and warming finish.