XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a rather cloudy amber color. Had a relatively weird taste like a spiked cider, rather interesting.
CLevar (375) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 oz pour on tap at TH. Hmmmm...Not really sure what to make of this one. Pour is a muddy light brown, nice head, great lacing. Aroma is raisins, wood, slight vanilla, light malt, and a TON of booze. Taste is a caramel malt backbone, some fruits (raisins, dates) loads of wood oak and vanilla, and again, a TON of booze. Very dry and warming finish. I almost detect a bit of acid character on the finish, though this is covered by the booze, and perhaps at the same time due to the boozy dryness. Overall, I was not impressed, especially at the price (6.25/10oz). The boozy BA character really did not have a malt backbone to stand against, and in my mind led to a unbalanced beer.
kbutler1 (1332) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Hamlets Curse aged in Jack Daniels barrels. 10oz pour into a TH tulip glass. Pours a murky reddish tan mahagony color with a 1 finger light tan head. Earthy, barrel, with some sweetness in the nose, like smelling raisins. Medium mouthfeel. Starts off with a sweet flavor with hints of apple, pear, and raisin and then the jack barrel takes over with with a solid full frontal dose of jack with some sweetness. Some lace left on the glass. Ends with a lingering slight bitter and booze flavor. Not overly boozy tasting though. Slight warming effect.†