Danyel (705) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues, off-white head. Aroma is strong bourbon, figs , raisin, rich, desserty. Taste is chocolatey, bourbon, vanilla, espresso finish, medium bodied but do flavorful. This is a great, easy drinking brew with tons of complexity and flavor!!!
DialSquare (2629) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle form Andersons on Bent Tree. Deep mahogany pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of sugary sweet, bourbon, toffee. Tastes follow suit with lots of caramel, whiskey, vanilla, oak, light spice. Really big up front and then mellows through the burnt sugar finish. Well made, if not my thing generally.
bytemesis (3100) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to fishmich! Pours clear ruby mahogany with a small tan head that dissipates fairly quickly to a ring with some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, dark sugars, vanilla. Flavor is bourbon, oaky vanilla, medium sweet, light bitter and fairly tannic. Lightish body, low carbonation, some ABV burn, but not bad for 12%
suprchunk (2179) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost black pour. Small light tan head. Not much lacing. Huge malty and bourbon aroma with some grain. Caramel notes as well. Taste is caramel and booze. Very hot.
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Nose is vanilla, caramel, whiskey and a touch of chocolate. Pours a clear mahogany with a lasting spit of bubbles. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, whiskey and caramel. Some light toasted oak in the finish. Medium-heavy body has low-medium carbonation and is to the sweet side. Excellent dessert beer.
vtafro (3256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee mug. Black pour with some head. Some light scotch, oak and barrel aromas. Some vanilla, oak, toffee flavors, very mild.
kerenmk (2301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Ariel. Murky brown. Floral, marmalade-molasses aroma that becomes vinous, vinous a little sweet taste. A little fizzy, full-bodied, syrupy, long, sweet peachy finish.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A solid scotch ale, which I am not usually a big fan of. Thirsty Dog is becoming a staple brewery that I continue to stockpile their beers in my cellar.
koleminer20 (586) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. The pour is a deep ruby with a thin ring of off-white head and no lace. The aroma is pretty damn good. There is a strong bourbon-y vanilla up front and a delightful addition of woodiness. There is a nice malt profile with a little toasted caramel and maybe a little sweetness. The flavor is a little more reserved, and the earthiness seems much more prevalent, drowning out some of the subtleties that the nose offers. The mouth feel is light, but the good carbonation helps it coat the mouth. The aftertaste is good; earthy, malty, and lingering.
phaleslu (6401) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle via local trade. Pours a deep, clear mahogany color with a minimal off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, charred oak, and peat. The flavor is the same, but sweeter, and with a smooth tea note. Medum-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Really decadent, rich aroma that the flavor doesn’t quite match. Still, this is an upper-tier barrel-aged Scotch ale.