hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Hazy dirty-orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is of straight-up bourbon and vanilla without the normally accompanying alcohol burn in my nostrils. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Tastes like bourbon without the heat. Also, loads of vanilla in the flavor and sweet finish.
SudsMcDuff (5664) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thought i’d had something from Swamp Head before .. . deep amber .. medium foam .. . mild oak, green pine, and mushy wood .. . pretty good, but rather inane .. . . whats it about? hell, i haven’t got a tube of glue...
djd07 (2946) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is oak, booze, and floral hop. Medium mouthfeel with a strong bitter fruit hop and oak with light bitter finish. Very good.
Homer321 (1012) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy red. Minimal head. Freaking awesome nostrils full of barrel. Vanilla. Pure nostril orgasm. Light hops. Probably too low for a DIPA. Taste is similar go nose. Firm hop bitterness. Moderate lo to hop flavor. Barrel is great. Base beer is a bit muddled. Enjoyable but no DIPA by this point.
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Bourbon soaked wood, citrus, and a little caramel. Awesome.
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 @RBSG-Minni-white bubbles-hazy gold. A-wood/some bourbon, sweet med malt-caramel. T-hot bourbon/wood, sweet med malt-caramel. The hops got lost somewhere/somehow.
burg326 (3255) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at brewery, poured an amber color with aromas of citrus, light pine, some caramel, and booze. Flavors are the same, tons of barrel, not much of the base beer 10-10-10 to taste, which is disappointing, because 10-10-10 is a solid beer.
Ernesto987 (3372) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good but strong barrel characteristics, bitter and strong, not malty which is nice
alexsdad06 (4553) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a thin off white ring. Although listed as a BA Imperial IPA this drinks more like a BA BW. The aroma and flavor have some nice citrus and resiny hops with quite a bit of caramel, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar and wood. This has been smoothed out by the barrel. Warming alcohol, very tasty stuff.
TheHOFF43 (1686) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from drowland, thanks bro. Pour is amber with white head. Lots of barrel and pappy on this, some hops come in late. I generally hate barrel aged IPAs but this was really solid.