TomDecapolis (4396) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Pours deep hazy brown with a medium creamy tan head that left some lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, woody, earthy, light smoke, caramel, nuts, toffee, light alcohol, vanilla and light vanilla. Flavor was a wonderful mix of the same, matched the aroma nicely.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy red brown color with a small light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, roast, nuts, wood, and caramel malts. Taste of roast, caramel, nuts, vanilla, and light bourbon in the finish.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Poured a medium to deeper mahogany color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, wood, peat, earthy, some smoke and some nuts. Wow, this one smelled great. Tastes of caramel, vanilla, bourbon, wood, nuts, raisins, and a light earthiness. Sweet but no where near cloying. The barrel aging was very nicely done and I’m glad I have few more of these!
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, nuts, wood and malt. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, nuts, wood and caramel malt. Excellent.
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Wow. I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did. Pours a red brown with a creamy light brown head. Massive vanilla caramel nose with some light hints of cherry pits, and bourbon. Flavor is fantastically balanced. The barrel is just perfectly integrated. Seamless transition from chocolate, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, light cherry, and wood. Very very drinkable and tasty. This beer is really great.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of bourbon, alcohol, oak, peat, vanilla, wood, grapes, and some nuts. Poured mahogany brown with a hint of ruby in color with a large, fizzy, rocky, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of bourbon, alcohol, smoke, peat, vanilla, wood, scotch, cola, toffee, cream, and a hint of nuts. Full body. Lightly thick, viscous, coating texture. Soft to average carbonation. Lightly sweet, bourbon, vanilla, smoke, and toffee finish is creamy and lingers a long time.
PhillyBeer2112 (2497) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thank you hopscotch! Fantastic nose, woody with a touch of smoky whiskey and dark malts, a little raisiny roast, burnt figs. Very dark brown color. Mildly sweet up front but a thinned up palate keeps it from being cloying. Lightly roasty with an oaky semi-dry finish.
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour. Aroma of bourbon, coconut, vanila, toffee, oak, peat and some agave nectar. Flavor is full of great bourbon notes, lots of vanilla and caramel and some light peat/wood. Damn fine!!
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 750ml bottle - Pours a brown coca-cola color with small caramel colored head. Slightly below average carbonation. Smells of sweet bourbon and no much else. First sip is smooth and mellow the scotch dominating but still balanced with a nice malt backbone. Oak and vanilla notes are also presence. Very nice and drinkable. Carbonation is enhanced thanks to the bottle conditioning.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very mellow and subdued oakiness with a hint of bourbon. A great example of barrel aging as it wasnt like I was drinking bourbon with a splash of beer. Could use a little more time to round out the flavor profile. Its very refreshing to see beer put in a barrel that doesnt have a through the roof gravity.