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
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and brown sugar. Flavor of bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, and caramel.
brokensail (15635) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Thanks, Beau. Copper in color with minimal foam. Has aromas of brandy and bourbon right away. Lots of sweet fruit cake, vanilla, and raisin. Big time banana and toasted cake, maybe some snickerdoodle cookie. Nice enough spice. Just very, very sweet and a touch boozy, so a small sample is good for me.
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. aluminum bottle shared by b3shine at the RB Awards - thanks again, Beau! Pours a clear flat amber tea color with no head. At least the beer itself has more depth than the appearance suggests - vanilla, brown sugar, coconut, caramel, dark and dried fruits, and oak. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. A bit uneven and thin, but not bad.
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Amber-brown. Vanilla, caramel, cookies. Sweet.
Homer321 (4033) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG 2016. A light bourbon nose. Slightly watery. Taste follows. Light alcohol warming. Taste opens up a bit more malt complexity. Light smoke and caramel. Nice.
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aluminum Bottle at ratebeer best. Deep copper brown pour with no head. Aroma is boozy, lots of caramel, light fruitiness. Taste is sweet, boozy, rich toasty caramel, vanilla. Palate is full bodied with med carbonation. Good.
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at the rbwg thanks to Beau shn. Hazy reddish orange appearance with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, pear, apple aroma. Somewhat thick mouth feel. A bunch of caramel, chocolate, and candy bar in the mouth. Not too sweet. The fruity notes completed the beer well.
b3shine (7965) - Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz aluminum screw top to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a translucent dark amberish brown with lighter beige head. Smells malty with notes of toffee, vanilla, and oak alongside a mild caramel (green) apple presence. Tastes like it smells with a smooth medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Some caramel on the tongue as well. Good beer.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour on tap, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma had big bourbon, oak, sweet caramelized sugars, nice vanilla in there, hints of smoky notes in there as well with some spice. Taste is a mix of vanilla, oak and nice bourbon notes on the sweeter side, some molasses, some caramelized sugars, spicy notes, finshing sweet. Tasty.
patrick767 (3951) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap - Pours very dark brown with a minimal tan head. It has a rich bourbon aroma with notes of toffee and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet and bourbon led with caramel, vanilla, and wood apparent. It’s even easy drinking. Yum!