badgerben (4884) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky dark red color with no head. Aroma of molasses, vanilla, caramel, red apple, and malt. A bit like dank cellar. Sweet malt flavor. Still some molasses, maple, and caramel. Light vanilla. A bot of oak on the finish.
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Steel Toe. Deep slightly hazy russet color with an offwhite head. Aroma is earthy and rich. Mild smoke and plenty of oak. Vanilla and toffee. Toasted earthy grain. Flavor of spiced dark fruit. Plum and baked red apples. Fruit skin. Toffee and baked brown bread. Woody heat. Fairly dry spicy finish. Flavors become much more cohesive as the beer warms to room temp. A bit boozy. Nice stuff.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour on tap at All Pints North, dark brownish pour with khaki colored head, arom abrought nice notes of molasses, dark fruit, plum into some vanilla, oak,nice bourbon notes into a bit of spice. Taste was a mix of bourbon, oak, and vanilla into some slight booze, touch of spice into a bit of molasses, dark fruit, some toffee, finishing sweet, slight spice. Very well done, could be a bit more balanced however.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@RBSG-Minni–on tap-disappearing lt tan-dk amber. A-dk fruit-cherry, sweet med malt. T-follows.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Steel Toe during RBSG. Caramel and toffee with a good dose of vanilla and a bunch of bourbony oak. I really like this one. Luckily I got to try this side by side with the non-BA version.
portableparty (2292) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewery. Pours black with a thin tan collar. Aroma has sweet wood barrels and candied sugar with roasted English malt. Taste has a sweet booze with caramel, toffee malt and subtle bitter and spice. Palate is full slick and warming. Awesome!
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 or 5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s tap room. Consumed on 5-18-13. Very sweet, syrupy aroma features a remarkably candy-like smell as well as apricot. Pours a deep, hazy copper. Noteworthy taste features vanilla flavor. Lively in the palate. Medium to full body. Overall, too sweet but interesting.
TheHOFF43 (2044) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Tons of toffeeand caramel but the barrel is. not there. surprisingly thing, solid but not special.
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little overpowered by barrel characters. In a bottle mellowing for a year or two would do this bad boy some good.
bnielsen13 (261) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in taproom. Amber in color with a light head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, toffee. Flavor is bourbon, toffee, caramel, vanilla. Very good.