jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle Thanks grownfool @PreJam Gathering-pours a tan head and amber color. Aroma is bourbon/wood, dark fruit. Taste is bourbon/wood, dark fruit, medium malt.
Pinball (10135) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at papsø
cloudy dark orage/amber, small smooth offwhite head.
very nice aroma of wood, bourbon, sweet malts. remids me of a sweet woody barley wine .. lovely.
flavor is sweet malts, wood bitteress, booze, spicy. not as great as the aroma but still a very nice beer.
brokensail (9113) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a dark amber color with about a finger’s worth of khaki colored head.
S: Lots of barrel influence is detectable right off the bat. Vanilla, oak, and bourbon really dominate that aromas. I get some rye as well as a subtle fruitiness behind all the barrel.
T: More bourbon and vanilla to the flavor with a mild warmth to the beer. A lot of rye and what seems to be candied orange peels along with caramel and brown sugar.
M: Medium in body with a surprisingly lively carbonation, but I appreciate it.
D: This beer was good, but it’s completely overwhelmed by the barrel/bourbon. I was left to wonder what the original beer really tasted like.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Doodler poured a lightly hazy dark reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, rye, carmel, light cherry and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, bourbon, oak, cherry, carmel, light vanilla and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lingering carmely bourbon finish.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Clear, dark ruby ale with a small, fizzy, lightly tanned head. Decent retention. The aroma furnishes a boatload of caramelized brown sugar alongside lesser notes of bourbon, oak, rye whiskey and spicy grains. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The sweet flavor offers caramel and rye whiskey tempered by modest bitterness. Rich, buttery toffee finish. Thanks to growler for sharing this whiskey-loaded, malty beer!
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour and a thin white head. The nose is peppery and a bit sharp. A bit of unusual woody character. The palate has a whole lot of rye character. A touch of peppery flavour and a spicy sweetness. Lingering chewy palate and a long earthy/spicy finish. Decent but it doesn’t really come together like it could.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brownish pour, goldish head. Aroma is loaded with sweet bourbon, vanilla, raisins, oak, booze...mmmmm. Flavor is sweet, bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, woody notes...damn good beer!
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Paul’s place. Pours a hazed ruby brown with a thin beige head. Spicy rye and caramel, with a light amount of alcohol present. Bourbon, spicy rye, more bourbon fueled vanilla. Malty, thick and delicious. Sweet and malty finish. Nice stuff.
jtclockwork (6223) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours burnt amber with tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, whiskey, rye, caramel malt, dark fruit, prune, toffee candy, burnt caramel and vanilla. Medium body. Finishes with a slight alcohol burn.
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy deep amber pour with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet malty and light hoppy with notes of sweet fruit, bourbon and caramel. The flavour is sweet toasted malt, tobacco, bourbon, hops, caramel, dark fruit and raisins. Sweet fruity finish. Very nice.