sendyonkmail (9) - calumet city, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. Snifter at the pub. Aroma is coconut and booze. Flavor is coconut and booze. Didnít get the mint that is in the deScription. Some vanilla notes. Itís a slow sipper that gets better with every taste. You feel like your glowing when your done with it. Cheers!
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DIrty goldish amber with tan head. Aroma of floral hops and bourbon. Flavor is pretty smooth, nice fruits, weird (in a good way) hops, bourbon notes. Iím not sure why this is called stay in school. May not hit the mark exactly but itís pretty much in the same neighborhood. A lot of times thatís all you can really ask for. Itís like a blonde at a bar thats not the prettiest but sheís into you, isnít obese or deformed.
Sabrinic (23) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Three Floyds Brewpub. Pours a hazy amber color with a frothy head. The deScription on the menu listed coconut as one of the flavors so I just had to try it. Definitely full of coconut, from the aroma to the finish. You start with a cherry, coconut, syrup aroma, then with your first taste you get a honey coconutty sweetness. This is followed by a dry bourbon and toasty coconut finish. Also you get oak, vanilla, mint, honey, and cherry. Sweetness was not dominating. Very enjoyable with a lot going on.
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Three Floyds. Pours orange with a thick white head. Very oaky nose with faint hints of citrus. Strong vanilla aroma as well. Very lively carbonation. There are some light flavors that are fighting to come through. Citrus and floral components are present but squashed right away by the very strong oak and vanilla flavors. Coconut comes through very lightly as well. I think that with some age this beer may come together nicely, but right now it is a little too rough and unrefined for me.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 Tap at Fff... Pours a medium transparent golden brown with a creamy white head... Aroma of mint and sweet vanilla. Mint dominates... Mint and sweet dried fruit with vanilla and wood notes. Average mouthfeel. Drinkable but the overbearing nature of mint kind of interferes with the cohesiveness of the brew.
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap this poured a copper to golden color with a nice head that stays for a while,flavors of fruit and candy with a nice smooth finish.This was very enjoyable but not my style but still tasty.CHEERS!
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brepub (Munster, IN). A new BA selection! Pours a decent hazed copper, a bit bright and fiery inside, with a moderate beige head that laces ok, dies to a decent layer. Pretty enough. Aromas are wet bourbon barrel, spirit and vanilla, mixed with oak and a touch of warming alcohol coupled with sweet malts, cereal, honey, coconut becomes a prominent drive with a touch of toast to it. A touch of creaminess, butterscotch, and a faint cream soda element. It is odd to of had two BA Belgians in a span of hours, but this beer is as good as the Flossmoor brew in my book, a touch more Bourbon possibly from less time in the barrel, smooth (not as smooth as the Flossmoor selection) dry finish with decent bitterness growing on the back of the palate. The alcohol remains hidden as this gem gives off some nice sweet flavors without becoming cloying.
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Live rate @ 3F. Pours a slightly hazed orange with a beige head. Tons of oak and vanilla with some sweet sugarry cotton candy malts , citrus dough, and fruit aromas. Candied fruit and malt dominates the flavor. Cotton candy, oak, vanilla, alcohol, and red fruit flabors with a dry oaky finish of oak and herbal hops. The malts are a little too sweet and kind of a mess but surpringly bourbon doesnít kill it and the super dry finish is nice. Solid beer.
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Three Floyds. Semi-hazy copper pour with a big off-white head. Fragrance notes of bourbon, caramel, honey, vanilla and coconut (yet amazingly it doesnít smell cloying or syrupy). Flavor is of coconut, cream, and bourbony vanilla. Finish is a tad sweet, but as surprisingly non-sweet as the aroma. Not sure what style this is supposed to be or how they kept it somewhat dry, but this is really good stuff.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Donít know how I was the first one to rate this (glad I didnít have to add it to the system). Pours cloudy gold with a thin head. Aroma of the wood, and bourbon and some sweetness. I wasnít quite sure how this one would turn out since the bartender described it as a Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian. It actually had a fairly sweet flavor that blended well with the bourbon. I thought this was very very good. If I didnít have to run out of there for a family event I would have loved to stay and have another.