aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruet, whooo! Thank god we got this in Indiana!
This beer pours a thick and syrupy maple syrup brown in color with no head or carbonation hut plenty of residual sugar. The nose features plenty of sweet malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, maple and molasses. It is right on par with Bourbon Barrel Old Stock and BB4D. The flavors are very nice as well. It is huge and sticky with loads of residual sugar. It features nice bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, maple syrup, figs, raisins, and toffee. It is very flavorful and coats your palate despite a lower end medium bodied mouthfeel. This one is a sipper hut you don’t get any booziness. Overall this is a great beer and fantastic old ale.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle (Bottle #730).: Aroma of Bourbon, oak, vanilla, sugar, caramel, and a slight hint of alcohol. Poured a muddy brown/orange in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Many various-sized particles throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, oak, Bourbon, vanilla, sugar, caramel, slight alcohol, slight wood, and some toasting. Full body. Viscous, slick texture. Soft carbonation. Heavily sweet, malt, oak, Bourbon, vanilla, sugar, caramel, slight alcohol, slight wood, toasting, and slight coconut finish. 15.5%ABV is slightly noticeable throughout, but not hot by any means.
AmEricanbrew (5798) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark amber color with lasting ivory sheen. Vanilla whiskey, wet wood, caramel aromas. medium body. Rich caramel sweet flavors with spicy pit fruits, vanilla whiskey booze--good
wheresyourball (504) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Aroma is bourbon, fruits, molasses. Pours dark red/brown color with small head. Taste is very sweet; coconut, vanilla, bourbon; good creamy mouthfeel. I didn’t think the alcohol was prominent considering 15% ABV. Really good, complex beer.
toxichop (338) - South Gate, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 A: Bourbon, dark fruits, alcohol, vanilla, molasses, oak. P: Dark ruby red with a small brown had that just laces out after a few seconds. T: Really sweet vanilla (the same vanilla as BT) cherries, bourbon, oak and brown sugar. M: Light carbonation, creamy, goes down warm. O: Really sweet beer, not complaining tho thats how i tend to enjoy my barrel aged bers. This one just tends to be one dimensional tho still a nice sipper.
m4rest88 (382) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky amber hue with a small light brown head that is mostly diminishing
Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, dates, caramel and lots of booze - bourbon.
Flavor is sweet all the way through - tastes like a good post dinner beer - sugar, dark fruits, rum, and whiskey dominate this beers flavor
Thick mouthfeel with light carbonation
A tad too sweet for my liking but still a well done brew!
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.pours merky brown with no head. Big barrel aroma. Taste is super super sweet nice barrel taste
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours a deep brown color with a beige head. Aroma is super sweet and complex, I get lots oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, molasses, raisins, lots of caramel, sweet malt, prunes and brown sugar. Flavor follows the nose with nice bourbon and vanilla notes, lots of dark fruit, molasses, raisins, prunes, brown sugar, caramel, sweet malts and some bourbon soaked raisin notes. The body is full with a creamy and oily mouth feel. Overall an AMAZING Old Ale, probably the best I have had in the style!
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Linh, Scarlett and Jeremy at Lord Hobo. Pours a deep mahogany with light carbonated lacing. Aroma is bourbon barrels, dark fruit, prune and raisins. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of molasses, brown sugar, bourbon, and raisins.
dwm1034 (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split bomber with sherm1016...thanks! Pours brown with reddish hue...thin white head. Huge bourbon taste and nose...and booze. Mellows as its warms...but still huge boozy taste. Am not generally a big ale guy but this one is an exception...but definitely a sipper.