Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bleeng for sending this beer with him to the Houston May tasting. Pours a dark cola color with no head, although it did lose carbonation in the shipping. Nice Old Ale nose, with malt and some hops. Oak flavors, some light hops. Not bad.
horto008 (160) - Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Terrific stuff here. Growler from Liquor Express. Poured with very thin and small head. It’s a cloudy dark brown in the glass. Pretty carbonated for the style. Absolutely love the bourbon notes..much more of an aftertaste than an in your face bourbon flavor. Has a floral hint that really reminds me of some of the trappiste ales. Sweet but avoids being cloying and syrupy. This is my favorite Straight to Ale brew so far. Alcohol is present but given the ABV it doesn’t slap you in the face. This is the type of brew that could sneak up on you if you’re not careful.
JohnnyJ (4320) - 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.
GTAEgeek (1202) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Liquor Express. Pours dark brown with a thin, bubbly, tan head and a light ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel, grapefruit, apricots, dates, and bourbon notes evidenced as oak and vanilla. The flavor is cloyingly sweet. The palate is huge and clingy, with a significant alcohol warming. Overall, an overpowering beer, complex and strong.
bleeng (1513) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Liquor Express-growler. Very dark brown and hazy. Small tan head. Malty, earthy, nose. Taste is very sweet, alcoholic but not overly so for the ABV, some barrel flavors, a bit sticky. Body is medium and a little chewy. Warming flavors. Overall pretty easy to drink and well made.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample at the 2nd Annual Rocket City Brewfest. Brown with a thin off-white head that settles to a ring. Sweet bourbon malt aroma. The flavor found brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and bourdon. Medium body with a sweet warming aftertaste.
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2010 Draft at the Rocket City Brewfest.
Hazy brown with little to no head.
Well balanced aroma of Bourbon and caramel malts.
Sweet with good Bourbon notes.
Well done, good balance.