deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Sean at the 2010 Summer Solstice. Poured a cloudy amber brown with an off-white head that dissipated quickly to the edge. Aroma had notes of sweet bread, caramel and rye. Flavor was similar with the rye being more of an undertone and caramel being to more present note.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a redish brown color with a big foamy off white head. Head remains about 1 finger tall throughout the session, amazing retention. Loads of bubbles stream upwards. Lacing is thickly coated on the glass. Nose is heavy vanilla, bourbon and oak notes. A nice herb noted is present as well. Palate is full, thick, chewy with a light tongue tingle, feels clean but a light coating is present. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, light caramel and dill pickles, def feels like I just ate a pickle, and not in a bad way.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle, Pour dark brown with some red highlights and a nice off white head. Moderate lacing in my De Dolle tulip. Aroma is amazing. Some herbs,bourbon, fresh rye bread, caramel and a hint of vanilla. Full bodied for a rye ale with just the right amount of carbonation. Smooth and very well balanced. Amazing beer. Going to get more.
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 Dark walnut, mahogany pour. Aroma is straight up vanilla, caramel, bourbon cracker. Flavor is heavily influenced by bourbon, some vanilla, grain, some rye grain, sharp, but smoothed out by the bourbon. Incredibley good. DAMN this shit is good
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straight garnet brown pour with a lively off white head, The aroma is loaded with...yes.massive dill notes. Smutty is lucky that dill is my favorite herb. Other notes include epic bourbon vanilla and caramel. The flavor is loaded with caramel, bourbon vanilla,booze, and EPIC dill notes. Mmmm. The palate is silky, smooth, thick, and finshes boozy. Wow.
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Julio’s Spring Beer Fest (disclaimer - memory somewhat blurred after perhaps a few too many samples) One of the better bourbon barrel ales I have tasted.