Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours a murky brown color witha thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Huge whisky in the aroma with chocolate, earthy notes, berries and earthy hops. The taste is whisky, chocolate, earth and vegetal notes. Medium bodied.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla and citrus aroma. Fairly heavy with wonderfully balanced distinct vanilla, alcohol, and hops.
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Cervezas. Pours cloudy caramel color with off white head. Strong bourbon aroma with some dark fruits and caramel. Pretty dominant bourbon flavor with some sweetness and booziness. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Nice brew.
craftbeerdesign (2228) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pour from the keg at brewvival on 2/26/11. murky brown pour with a thin off white head. big smooth bourbon nose with some vanilla and sweet malts. medium body with sweet caramel, bourbon, oak, dark fruits, and nuts. sweet, somewhat hot finish with lingering oak and vanilla.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 08/18/2009. Cloudy dark brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Big yeast and whiskey aroma. Big fruit and whiskey flavor with some light caramel and yeast. Full body with moderate carbonation.
egajdzis (5518) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2006 Draft @ UJ’s Manatawny] Hazy dark amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, citrus, floral hops, grass, pine, toffee, and caramel malts. Taste of vanilla, caramel malts, resiny pine, tobacco, grapefruit, citrus fruits, wood, and bourbon in the finish.
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Union Jacks. Pours a hazy deep red amber with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, oak, and vanilla. Flavor of toffee, vanilla, oak, raisin, dark fruits and malty sweet. Hops are gone in this 2006 brew.
emacgee (4305) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep ruby with red orange highlights and a very well formed and well retained head. Two finger creamy light tan head. The aroma starts off with mild notes of oxidation which quickly dissipate with warmth, nice whiskey/oak character, caramelly sweetness, vanilla for sure, and some sweet bread character. Flavor has a very well integrated barrel character, mellow, caramelly notes, nice development of vanillins, woody, no alcohol heat, background piney hop character. Palate shows no heat or bitterness, very full and smooth with some tannic feel. Very very enjoyable.
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tylers. The beer this has become is certainly not a double ipa. Its more of a barley wine now. Nose is sweet and heavily barreled with notes of caramel, vanilla, whiskey. Flavor is similar with some light hoppy bitterness. Very nice integration of the barrel and like Duck Rabbit Milk Stout, I think this is better than its base beer (even though i may have rated the other one higher in 2005).
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 8/18/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Hmmmmm…but where to sort you…not IIPA? Citrusy American hop nose with big oak and whiskey behind. Mostly clear very dark amber brown. Oak and whiskey upfront in flavor with citrusy resiny American hops behind. Lots of warming. Medium body well carbonated. Nice warm finish.