Vaiz (3796) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at monthly tasting @ De Molen, kindly shared by dreadnord, thanks! Almost clear brown pour, no head. Aroma is full of bourbon, alcohol, fruits, roasted and somewhat spicy. Flavor is quite sharp, boozy, and still amazingly complex, full of bourbon and roasted malts. Amazing flavor and very drinkable. Great blend.
marcus (7454) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with a rich beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a complex flavor that includes dark fruit, vanilla, cherry, treacle and spice with a very warm alcohol trail. This isan interesting and very tasty blend.
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Capped 750 from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fredís not inexpensive, but he gets the best beers! Pours darkly garnet with a beige head. Aromas of vanilla, dark fruit, dark burnt malt, oak. Full bodied. A hint of heat. Oaky. Dark fruit. Dark malt. Treacle. Plummy. Complex isnít it! On the non-dry side, but who cares.
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Light bourbon and toffee aroma. Bourbon and oak flavor with caramel and dark red fruit. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon and caramel lingers with brown sugar and dark red fruits.
jbeatty (1197) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bottle. Pours black, thin white head, little lacing. Rich nose of caramel vanilla, brandy dark chocolate, coffee grounds, noticeable alcohol. Taste is sweet, bourbon chocolate sauce, syrupy caramel, alcohol and vanilla toffee in the finish. Palate is thick and chewy. Overall rich and decadent, but more like a liqueur to me, definitely something to take your time with, or it quickly becomes overpowering with sweetness and booze. This was the third bottle Iíve had since the first release, doesnít seem to be improving much with age at this point.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Bankhead. Thanks! Pours a clear red color with a thin creamy head that quickly fades. Aroma of booze, caramel, toffee, whisky, chocolate, baking spices, vanilla, maple and stone fruits. The taste is sweet malts, whisky, maple, vanilla, booze, plum, candied citrus and dates. Full bodied. Nice sipping beer.
Dogbrick (9350) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Bruery Provisions. Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a thin tan head that dissipates steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and malt. Rich and chewy body with a dark malty aroma and touches of chocolate and oak. The finish is smooth and malty with a lingering bourbon aftertaste. Good concoction overall.
jlemus (1) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is amazing. I have a new favorite. Canít get enough of it. Exactly what I expect from The Bruery.
AmEricanbrew (6321) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown color with fleeting foam. Big bourbon, vanilla, pit fruit, chocolate aromas. heavy syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet, boozy flavors of bourbon vanilla, wood, chocolate, pit fruits--nice cough syrup
zathrus13 (1735) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown, with a tan head. Aroma is brandy, whiskey, toffee, caramel, vanilla, and malt. Flavor is toffee, vanilla, whiskey, malt, brandy, caramel, fruit, and alcohol. Medium to heavy body. Sweet and hot, with a long finish.