bhensonb (11800) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Special Brew in Lynwood, WA. Pours coppery/ruddy dark brown with a slight tan head/smear. Aroma of treacle, chocolate and very light vanilla. Full bodied. Flavor is treacle, yeast/banana, chocolate, and bourbon light. Heat is noticeable, but not bothersome. Banana gets stronger with time. I’m liking it.
hopscotch (9840) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and brown with burnt-orange highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is dusty and woody with mild notes of sourmash whiskey and caramel. Full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is a swirl of toffee, wood, candied dark fruits and caramel. Finishes with buttery toffee and lightly sweet caramel that lingers. Bottle provided by newcigarz!
Salmoniform (1137) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from tap to glass. Reddish Amber hue with a creamy brown head that settled to a ring. Aroma is caramel, dates, figs, toffee, vanilla, oak. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet with a slight ethanol finish. Overall this is a really enjoyable brew.
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Super bourbon flavor and a rich malt backing. This was a terrific beer. Very good blending.
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super gusher with a flow up continual foaming. Medium brown with visible chunks, good beige head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, cooked pineapple, raisins, honey, hint of bourbon. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a warning finish. Taste is bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, raisins, hint of wood.
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Definitely think this is partially barreled. Light fruit, wood and booze from the barrels. Light vanilla. Covers up a little of the complexity of the base beer, though. Not sure, without getting to try them at the same time, which I like better."
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours root beer brown. Quick head. Bananas, fruit, cherries. I expected more funk, but surprisingly sweet. That banana aroma comes around in the taste appoint with vanilla and bourbon. Some almond Light body for the style. Complex. Caramel
BMMillsy (1597) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of beastmaster from the Pirtland airport. Pours dark brownish purple with massive khaki head and a shit ton of sediment. Aroma of dark fruits, yeast funk, spices, banana, chocolate, and vague booze. Flavor is actually really nice. Funky yeasty banana up front with a bit of prunes and raisins, then there is a nice punch of sweet bourbon and vanilla, spice, a lingering vanilla caramel marshmallow, and some oak. Body is a bit weak on the thinner side for the style with lowish carbonation. Overall this was better than expected with a strong bourbon whiskey presence that is actually kind of nice and almost a spicy rye whiskey note with the quad-bourbon combo. Not bad.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2013. Mahogony beer with a big tan head. Big bourbon aroma with vanilla, light chocolate, light spice, and light fruitiness. Bourbon and vanilla flavor with caramel, spice, and yeast. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and bourbon linger with spice, light vanilla, and oak.
JohnGalt1 (651) - , Idaho, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
reinheitsgematt brought this gem over tonight.. 2013 vintage... Pours a clear walnut... fizzy dark tan head... dies back pretty quickly... decent lacing... Thanks a bunch Matt!! New to me beer!!
Nose shows pretty strong dark fruity esters... not really enough malty backbone IMO.. bourbon shows a bigger vanilla.
Flavor mirrors the aromas but has more intricacies.. some light cocoa and hints of yeasty phenols remind me of clove.. bourbon barrel presence is there, but is pretty balanced and never gets out of whack.
Big carbonation for the style, but it isn’t too bad.. just a little too prickly... and could use a little more background maltiness to help on the palate and it would also deliver the sorta convoluted flavors into one wheelhouse.
Again, big props to Matt.. This is a new to me beer from a brewery that I really like.