EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Max’s. Slightly better than the regular coton. But that’s only because the tomato juice is covered up slightly by the bourbon. Otherwise a messy overly sweet, boozy mess of bourbon and tomato juice. Drain pour.
willblake (2624) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20101011 Tap at Max’s. this one was a surprise to find on tap. Thankfully samples are available at Max’s. Bruery Bourbon Aged Coton. Tap. Cloudy brown. Intense bourbon aroma and flavor. Big vanilla, lots of alcohol and wood. Hoisin, raisin, beef jerky. Huge beer. Too huge. No way in hell I could drink more than two ounces of this stuff these days...wow, I’ve done almost a complete 180 from my beer preferences of five or so years ago.
adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Bottle # 2746. Pours a dark brown caramel with a thick and creamy deep beige head. Aroma of dates, dark brown sugar, toffee, sweet malt, and light bourbon. Taste of dates, figs, sweet malt, dark brown sugar, caramel, toffee and light bourbon. Syrupy and a bit on the sweet side.
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is dirty malty muddiness.... Strange description, I know. Lots of bourbon, barrel essence, some oxidation, and sweetness.
Taste is sharp bourbon, LOADS of sweetness, too much, honestly, loads of piny hops to try and counterbalance the sweetness, oak and malts.
Finish is sweet, slightly sour, and more malty cocoa, and caramel malts.
Getbetter (554) - Cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a tap,dark brown,vanilla,dark fruit,burbon,very strong flavor.thick body,lightly sweet,strong alcohol.
marcus (5000) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Monument Wines. Pours brown with a thin beige head and a sour wild yeast aroma. There is a rich sour brown flavor with heavy amounts of oak and whiskey. A pleasure to drink.
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 sample courtesy of sparky. Thanks Eric! Pours cola colored with off white head. Aroma of bourbon and dark cherries? Taste is sweetish but bourbon is ever present. Medium bodied with oily/creamy texture. Alcohol is noticeable. Really nice beer and quite smooth.
Fruet 2012. Pours dark cola again with a fluffy tan head. Aroma has bourbon, caramel, vanilla, pit fruit. Taste is super sweet with a little alcohol burn on the tongue. Alcohol immediately warms the chest and throat. Catching something similar to root beer and some root-like qualities. Very good, if you like sweet beers.
bhensonb (8981) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750, capped and waxed. Probably from Perry’s Liquor a few months ago. Pours really brown black with some light tan bubbles. Aroma is sweet, astringent, oaky, bourbon. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Heat is noticeable, but the heavy body tends to hide it - until it goes down. Warms the tum. Flavor is a touch sour, a touch fruit, oak/wood, definitely bourbon, and maybe some bitter. Finish is smooth, with light lingering sour. I’m starting to imagine some chocolate - if so it’s very dark. Good drink for sure.
pantanap (3153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml society bottle shared at Jackie O’s barrel aged weekend....Pours a dark toffee caramel
reddish brown with a thin tan head... Sweet bourbon flavor with
sweeter caramel toffee tannins with def a fair amount of heat showing up midway through and lasting well through the finish. dark fruits intermingle with the barrel and toggee notes. the barrel aging helps this brew as this is a fairly noticeable improvement over the standard coton/papier. medium bodied with light to average carbonation. def a sipper but i knew that going into it....
deyholla (4786) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Kan, thanks! Poured a dark cloudy brown with minimal gray brown head that dissipated completely and quickly. Aroma was sweet with sweet grains, breads and bourbon. There was a bit of underlying light fruit as well. Flavor was very sweet from the grains and cereal notes with some backing bourbon.