hopscotch (9228) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... O-Town Christmas Gathering ‘07... Cloudy, dark, Longhorn-orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Notes of sour mash, resin, oak and toffee amount to the aroma. Full-bodied and biting with restrained carbonation. Mostly sweet and malty, the flavor provides rich essences of vanilla, caramel and bourbon. Moderately acidic. Mid-length, lightly tangy, very drying finish. Vastly underrated. Thanks to jayg for bringing this beer along to share!
GMCC2181 (1509) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery...Listed as a bourbon stong ale. Poured into a snifter, not much head. Dark red in color. Nice aroma of tobbaco, light touch of smoke. Taste is close to the nose, lots of malt, light tobbacco, smoke. Low carbonation level. Overall a solid sipping beer.
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2007 Poured a lightly hazy, amber color, with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, nutmeg, and raisins. Taste of citrus fruit, oak, vanilla, caramel malts, toffee, and a dry, bourbon finish. Pleasant carbonation.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle acquired via BA trade. Reminds me of Alpine Great. Flavor dominated by bourbon. Wonder what this beer would be like if it weren’t barrel-aged, because there’s really not a lot of beer qualities to it, only bourbon. Needs some age to cool down a little bit.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy jayMFg. The body is a hazy, dark caramel brown. A small, foamy, off-white head leaves behind some sudsy lacing that mostly rejoins the body. The aroma shows darkly toasted caramel malts, light bourbon, vanilla, and a touch of ripe cherries. This one smells really nice, with a touch of cream smoothing out the light booziness from the bourbon. The flavor mostly follows suit, though things are a bit more muddled. The cherries aren’t as pronounced on the palate, moving more towards a non-descript, general fruity component. Medium bodied and fairly smooth. Short finish. This is a pretty solid brew. Surprised to see that it’s 9% ABV. I would have guessed lower.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis. Poured a deep mahogany color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of whiskey/bourbon, wood, vanilla, caramel, and some dark fruits. Tastes of bourbon, wood, vanilla, toffee, and dark fruits. The bourbon and wood were definitely stronger in the aromas but still very present in the tastes. Medium alcohol finish.
Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored with some head and lacing. Aroma is yeasty with a hint of sourness. Flavor is yeasty with a spicy sourness.
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from brewpub. This one poured hazy brown with minimal head. The aroma was huge on the bourbon, with some malt and fruit apparent also. The taste was on the dry side with a lot of bourbon flavor coupled with some malt and figgy fruit. This one has one of the more prominent bourbon flavors of any barrel aged beer I’ve had.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by JMFG on 12/27/07: Transparent orange bronze with a wispy-lacing small froth of white head. Aroma of rich earthy oaky bourbon and some sweet caramel. Body starts thinner, effervescent and semi-sweet with a touch of mild light fruity tartness and bourbon oak character toward a warming finish. Needs a fuller body and more balance, but has a nice aroma.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy jayMFg. Pours a copper color, with a small off white head. smells of bready yeast, dark malt, and some light bourbon, but not too overpowering. Theflavor was fairly fruity and sweet, alot of apples, malt, and the light bourbon as well. The body is a little bit thinner than I had hoped for. very sweet, almost too much, which took away from it a bit. seemed like it had not enough bourbon in it.