onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark nutty brown with a chocolaty aroma that also includes a wee bit of bourbony oak and brown sugar. Flavor is large and bourbony with dark boozy caramel, cocoa biscuitiness, vanilla bean, charred oak, brown sugar, and a sweet earthy toffee/bourbon finish. Really really nice and bold and deep.
wheresyourball (369) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared with friends; had been looking forward to this one. Pours a dark brown color with small tan head. Unfortunately it’s totally infected, couldn’t take even a medium sip. Drain pour.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty bourbon spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty bourbon vanilla caramel spicy toffee flavor. Has a fruity malty bourbon vanilla and caramel finish.
nimbleprop (3850) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Freshcraft. Pours a hazy mahogany amber with zero head. Nose of booze, coconut, vanilla, malt, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor has a ton of booze, caramel, brown sugar, coconut, vanilla, prune. Full, boozy finish.
JK (4156) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great American Beer Festival, 2012. A bourbon aroma and flavor. Some sweet malt, typical of a scotch ale. The bourbon is prominent but works for me, which is rare.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed several helps of this at FOBAB. Served in my FOBAB taster glass.
A: Pours a dark brown color with a tan head forming on the pour. Nice retention and it recedes slowly down the glass.
S: Pappy up front, sweet for sure, with a nice barrel presence. Some oak, vanilla and caramel. There is a nice wee heavy base there with a little peat and roasted malts.
M: The taste jumps up to another level entirely. The Pappy is up first. Incredibly smooth with the barrel and base beer mixing wonderfully after that. Smokey with a nice roasted malt presence. The barrel weaves in and out with some vanilla and toffee that lend a hand to the semi-sweet and peaty finish.
M: Medium low carbonation with a medium-heavy mouthful. Full of flavor it rolls over the palate with a smooth and creamy finish.
O: Wow. This beer blew me away and might have been the best thing I had at FOBAB. The base beer still shines through and the Pappy barrel gives this beer another complex layer of flavor. I really want to try this again.
Serving type: on-tap
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A super sweet beer. The pappy is destiguishable here but its flaovr does not save the base.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy hell this one is amazing. Multiple pours at GABF. Aroma is just loaded with bourbon goodness! Vanilla, butterscotch, maple, oak, caramel, light peat, some very light fruity notes. Flavor is smooth, rich, sweet. Caramel, vanilla, oak, toffee, peat, toothpicl. Damn fine brew!
hamilton23 (579) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at GABF. I normally don’t rate anything at a festival, but since I had about 6 tastes of this during the weekend, I feel like I got a good sampling before my palate was toast. Pours cola brown. Aroma is tons of sweetness and bourbon. Taste is typical of a scotch ale with some smokiness and peat and lots of mellow bourbon flavor. I loved this one...one of the best beers at the festival.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown with a small beige head
Aroma: Toasted malts, vanilla and woody
Taste: Vanilla, bourbon, woody and oak