1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
10th Annual Mid*Winter Brewfest. Pours to a dark brown/black body with a creamy light brown head. The aroma is like a light vanilla infused York peppermint patty. The flavor is also full of the menthol but is quite balanced by the chocolate and lightly changed by the vanilla from the bourbon barrel. It starts off mellow and accelerates into a menthol monster. The palate is refreshing and vibrant. Quite different and definitely nice.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Deepwater Grille in Ashland. Pours dark black with thick off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, mint and sweet malt. Every flavor is apparent in the taste and all at different times. Great.
badHUMAN (3) - USA - MAY 6, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is the embodiment of comfort and security. the aroma of coffee and mint with flirt of burbon. the guy who said "Peppermint schnapps...aroma" clearly has his head up his butt. the flavor is that of dark roasted coffee and fresh dark chocolate with a bit of Bourbon all wrapped in christmas mint.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a smaller tan head. Peppermint schnapps, cola and coffee in the aromas. Flavors actually cling to the aromas with an added dose of cocoa. For me barrel aging in this one has pushed it to a liqueur type quaff. Slick and smooth in feel. An interesting libation
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
SUPERIOR FALLFEST: Black Coloring with Sandy Head. Wonderful Complex Aroma...of Chocolate, Sweet Malt, Mint with a Light Coffee and Bourbon Whiskey Notes Mixing In and Out. Roasted Coffee Notes Balancing out Sweet Malt - Chocolate and Mint Notes Most Prominant with a Slight Whiskey Background.. Overall, the Bourbon Aging Seems to Push Out the Chocolate Mint Flavors to Make it Really Creamy, Rich Chocolate/Minty Brew That’s Quite Enjoyable!
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BLBF. Pours a deep murky black, with a fringe of ruby. Topped with a sparse bubbly tan head. Aroma is astounding. Like all the best mint flavors that I’ve ever enjoyed. A mint truffle, laced with coffee liquer or fresh bouquet of fresh cut mint leaves. All backed with a flash of herbed mint clean chocolate. Flavor continues on this deliciousness, with a fresh burst of Andes mint candies on the fron tend, moving into an acidic fresh roasted Coffee in my mouth, like fresh group drip Italian. Fades into a sugar mint kissed roasted deep chocolate. All of this carried on a swirling sweet clear water, that makes the beer as swillable as it is intricate. Palate is bubbly and fresh, not overly hot with any alcohol. Hops need not apply to this beer, but they may exist. Sugary and bright on the way out. Could not possibly be improved, except for a little more density. Thinness keeps it from excelling. But, overall, an excellent example of a well used Bourbon Barrel. I really spent some time with this beer.