Advocate_Ames (471) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Impressive. The flavor is delightful. The caramel malts taste great along with sweet spices (nutmeg), & nuts. I would even recommend this ale to Santa himself.
The_Osprey (2753) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottled July 2014 at 10%. Dark orange, hazy, highly sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is plums, raspberry, heather honey, alcohol. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is sweet sugar syrup, danish pastry, a little cherry. A little too sweet for my taste. The bourbon and wood may be lurking somewhere behind the sweetness, but they’re hard to find.
murran (296) - - APR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown hazy body with a medium lasting head. Rich malty aroma with barrel tones. Complex taste with malty tones of sugars and fruit.
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AGCostaNeves (38) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A golden red color (copper) and cloudy with a white foam, consistent and average volume.
A sweet aroma of malt, wood, fruit being identified for me the pear, peach, apricots, a pleasant aroma of caramel, and of course the Bourbon.
Moderately sweet taste in exact proportion, with delicious hints of malt, fruit, caramel, a beautiful Bourbon, oak and spices, and the hop bitterness is present. Woody end. Creamy texture and a bit oily.
Full-bodied with a low, soft carbonation, making it soft and very easy to drink.
Very nice it, but beware of its 10% alcohol content that is very well hidden, so to speak.
RobertDale (3964) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Pours golden red with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is malt, fruit, caramel, bourbon, and spice. Good stuff.
jandd1983 (2973) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was of malts, wood, some citrus and spices. The taste was of wood, yeast, malts and oak. Tasty.
bodega95 (82) - - MAR 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, light bourbon, fruity notes, malty. Taste is moderately sweet and about the same as aroma. Very pleasant
hackobock (2007) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2015 March 7, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2013.
Hazy amber with a medium sized frothy white head. Aroma is sweet sugary, caramel, some bourbon, pear, peach, alcohol. Taste is sweet malty, plums, peach, light bitter and some vinous and dried fruit notes in the finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Garlic_of_Doom (541) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky orange with a small white head.
Aroma is sweet, sugary, fresh, slightly yeasty with slight vanilla.
Taste is above but with evident hop bitterness, followed by bourbon and wood at the end.
Full bodied with low and soft carbonation, smooth and too easy to drink.
Nicolas_M (78) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I probably said that for lots of beer, but the first aroma remind me of cheese.
Not a big fan of bourbon, so not a fan of the beer even is the taste is not as strong as the one found in bourbon.
Aftertaste is mainly the 10% of alcohol.
Again, not a bad beer, but definitely not the kind I would recommend ’cause not my type.
hawthorne00 (2680) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Amber with an off white head. Aroma of oranges, apricots, toffee, bubblegum, vanilla, a little smoke (these 3 are bourbon, right?), spiced bread. Manages to be creamy textured despite almost being stickily sweet. Fruitcake batter, oranges, dark sugars. Layers of caramelised fruit lightened by oranges and spices. Not quite as vibrantly fruity as the normal version but very lovely with the bourbon barrel not trampling on the show. Dangerously cheerful.