Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours amber brown with thin tan head. Bourbon dominates aroma with borwn sugar and caramel malts. Complex taste with caramel, toffee, chocolate, dark fruits, oak. Palate on the thin side for a beer this strong. Finish alcohol burn and some tartness. Alcohol very forward.
Sort of a light version of the anniversary beer. The saison adds a little tartness otherwise mostly moderates the strong flavor of the anniversary beer.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour, tan head. Flavor is sweet up front, some raisiny notes, honey, toothpick, cereal grain, doughy. Interesting if not a bit odd.
deekyn (1366) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a murky ruddy brown with a finger of light tan head that clings to the glass. Minor lacing. S- rich apple cider, brown sugar, bourbon, wood, vanilla, graham crackers, caramel malts, almonds, pecans, prunes, and a hint of grass. Dirtier as it warms. M- medium to heavy chewy body with a heavy sweet palate that has a large burn. Heavy handed carbonation that overwhelms some flavors on the back end. T- alcohol, bourbon, wood, candied nuts and cider are up front. Minerals, dark fruits, grass, vanilla in the mid palate. Caramel malts, brown sugar with more apples and alcohol at the end. Some bitter hop notes and lemon zest in the aftertaste.
high_on_hops (785) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of bourbon, dark fruit, and some nuttiness. The flavor is dark, rich malt up front with a strong bourbon backbone and sweet, earthy finish over a heavy body.
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crossovert (9190) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Weird combination of flavors, another Bruery beer that I don’t understand.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark amber woth medium frothy white head. The aroma is candy sugar, rich malt, and oak. Medium mouthfeel with nice candy sugar, vanilla, roast, and nice sweet finish. Very good.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a deep brown color with an averaged sized of white head. Woody (more in the aromas), bourbon (more in the tastes), vanilla, caramel, and some fruitiness. The alcohol will creep up on you (and it did on me the next morning when I woke up with a headache!).
Blairgus (3328) - California, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11 apr 2014, tap at the Bruery. Brown and a bit murky. Nose is fruitcake with lots of walnuts. Med body, syrupy, mildly fizzy. Figs/prunes, big alcohol that lasts all the way through and into the finish, lots if walnuts, it's a bit harsh, either from alcohol or the nutty taste. It's a shame because there is a great beer in here it just gets overshadowed.
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brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit lighter than a typical old ale. Retains a swirl of manila head.
Smells like melted caramely heaven. Caramely and a touch astringency with a pinch of spice on the palate. Not as bad as expected.
kathouse (1256) - Nevada, USA - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 This is an excellent ale, but needs some time in the cellar. Chocolate on the nose, strong alcohol presence, and a caramel kick in the pants. The flavor goes on for quite some time, dry, cocoa, and malty sweet. Just a tad too much alcohol right now. NOTE: After some aging, this beer has become an excellent go to for sweet and strong after dinner beer. Really beginning to lie this one.