kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 12, 2011
Appearance: hazy dark amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, fruity sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, fruity esters balancing phenolic spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured hazy brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and bourbon wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex barrel version.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Richardís tasting. Copper colored pour with a white head. Nose is sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, vanilla, and oak. Minimal bourbon, some dark fruit, and alcohol. A lot of sweet sugar to the flavor. Caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. Notes of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Some booze, cardboard, and dark fruit as well.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured clear, deeper amber with a short toasted beige head. The aroma picked up lots of sweet, warm dark fruits, molasses, and vanilla with accents of bourbon and another layer of fruit. The flavor found tangy fruit skins, oak, and bourbon with molasses and rich fruit meat behind.. lots more sugars and spicy boozage on the long, belly-warming finish. Heavier-bodied and a bit too sweet on the palate.. this was interesting and it warmed up the belly.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by brew3crew. Thanks again, Jason! Pours a dark amber color with a small beige head. Notes of caramel, vanilla, boozy cake, molasses, dark dried fruits (dates, figs), earth, and some faint spicy and tangy notes. Medium-bodied, with a chewy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good, sweet old ale.
Suttree (4744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The score might be a little misleading because I donít know that I fully enjoyed this like a 3.5 score indicated. Oh, sure all the components are there nice flavor, sweet and malty, with a lot of molasses. But it was just, I donít know, more than I was wanting at the time.
DrSilverworm (4065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a plastic mini-growler, thanks to brew3crew for sharing. Mildly hazy brown color. Not really any head. Bubbles around the edge of the surface, thatís it. Woody, vanilla, bourbon-y nose. Some earthy, herbal, tobacco notes. Some light dark fruit. Bigger body, pretty much flat no carbonation. Sweeter taste, some chocolate in the flavor. Light molasses, caramel malts, little roast. Nice, rich flavor. Good stuff!
JohnnyJ (3906) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from growler. Clear dark brown pour, with small light tan head. Caramel, sweet malts, fruit - mostly stone fruit, vanilla, and oak. Nice beer, complex and tasty.
alexsdad06 (3855) - Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at DLD 11 from??? Pours an amber brown color with a small off white head. The nose was sweeter caramel malts, bourbon, vanilla, oak and some earthy hops. The flavor was caramel malts, bourbon vanilla with some mild earthy bitterness to the finish. I had this early in the day, but would like to try this again in a different setting.
b3shine (3571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler to snifter (thanks brew3crew). Looks solid; caramel with little carbonation or lacing. Smells and tastes solid; sweet and boozy. Average on the palate. Solid, but would love to try it fresher (the growler was a couple of months old).