brokensail (11253) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with a small khaki head. Aroma is rich caramel, maple syrup, butterscotch, and vanilla. Some bourbon, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Nice sweetness to the flavor of caramel, maple, and brown sugar. Sweet potato, marshmallow, dark fruits, and fig. Light alcohol, vanilla and some bourbon.
tectactoe (2180) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Hazy copper, brunt orange... Almost brown, really. Foamy, ecru cap fades quick to a thin collar. Big caramel aroma, toffee, mild prune, some faintly tannic woodsy & bourbon soaked notes towards the back-end. A touch of medicinal-like anise notes pop-out but seem to get more mellow & less abrasive with some warmth. Flavor is much more bourbon & oak forward... Lots of boozy, spirit drenched wood with light sprinklings of cocoa dust, burnt toffee, prune, caramel, & lots of residual sugar from the mid-palate into the finish. Light hint of vanilla, likely barrel induced with a woodsy caramel & bourbon finish. Feels a little hotter than 12.5% ABV, especially given how strong some of the Bruery’s other beers are, that don’t feel this warm. Still pretty decent, & I actually preferred this to Mash & Grind, unlike most.
Tmoney99 (10958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark toasted malt, bourbon alcohol and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark bourbon vanilla sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.
mikem409 (1556) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with minimal head. Strong caramel bourbon aroma. Taste is sweet with some vanilla and bitter finish
alexsdad06 (5802) - Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, coconut, very fruity, bourbon, vanilla, oak, tannins, pretty sweet but I like this better than I thought, other than the bourbon notes this didn’t seem boozy.
deekyn (1220) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- a fluid, murky cola brown pour with a thin dirty white head. Light lacing.
S- caramel, vanilla, toffee and cider. Lots of cider. Other subtle fruit notes mingle. Raisin bread, maple syrup, candied nuts and bourbon pudding. Some astringent sting.
M- medium sticky body. Would have expected it to be a little heavier. Vacant carb.
T- Caramel and toffee are strong up front again. Bruised apples and bourbon follow. Bready notes with some vanilla and dark fruits. Dry shortbread. Zincs and grasses on the end with more bitter alcohol burn. Very dry. And so much better than Mash and Grind.
merc7186 (2200) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Bready Malts, Vanilla, Bourbon, Mild Raisin
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Bourbon, Bready Malts, Vanilla, Rum Raisin
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mild Boozy, Mildly Sweet
Thisis12ptfont (858) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ The Bruery. Aromas of bourbon, oak, peanut butter, vanilla. toffee, molasses, amber malts, roasted malts and barrel wood. Appears a deep brown with a thick brown foam. Taste is smooth bourbon, oak and toffee overtones. More subtle notes of nuts, toasted malts, molasses, creamy caramel and nougat. Overall. very nicely done with big sticky malts and pleasant bourbon notes. A rating.
marcus (6685) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Bruery. Pours orange brown with a modest beige head and a complex aroma that includes vanilla, dark fruit and alcohol. There is an equally complex flavor with burnt toffee, fruit and bourbon.
oRos (1162) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the bruery. Pours Brown with white head. Taste is sweet with some booze and vanilla
jredmond (5549) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Gingerman during the Bruery tap takeover event with Chris and streets. Poirs a deep body with light lacing. Aroma is plum, oak, maple, booze and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium to full with more of the same on the palate. A bit too hot and the flavor profile is a bit muddled overall. Not bad though.