Sledutah (6248) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at the RBSG grand tasting in Portland
Clear dark amber with a medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is woody, caramel and leather. Taste is woody, caramel and brown sugar
mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, pours a hazy orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of whiskey barrels, caramel, bready notes and booze. Flavour is kind of tart, with caramel, bready notes and sour stone fruits. Seems a little off but still very pleasant. Okay.
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to Chris shared at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong bourbon, vanilla, cherry, wood. Medium mouth, caramel, candy sugar, vanilla, light booze, very good.
douglas88 (7583) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours a clear amber color with almost no head. A big sweet fruity nose. The flavor is cherry, toffee, caramel, berry. Very good.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby color no head. Strong cherry aroma. Flavor is intense with cherry, some bourbon.
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Town Hall, Feb. 2015. Listed at 10.4% Sweet ripe cherry nose, spice, bourbon barrel. Hazy reddish brown color. Ripe sweet fruity initial, goes lightly tangy with sour plums and more barrel. Goes a bit flat in mid and then picks up again right away. Some vanilla and spice behind it all. Thin-medium body. Very complex stuff. Could be a little more tart. Barrel notes are great. If bottled, this might develop very nicely.
ElGaucho (2328) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery during barrel aged week 2015. Lovely nose. Cherries are immediately evident in the taste. Served very cold needed to warm up. No head or lace. Strong without being overly boozy. I'm not a huge fan of anything cherry flavored but this is solid.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy dark reddish brown pour with white head, aroma brought notes of banana, oak, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit with plum, slight honey with a hint of cherry, slight spice. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, toffee, nice oak with even a tart and tannic note, slight cherry, red berry, finishing with bourbon, whiskey, sweet. Pretty tasty.
ChrisSc (454) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Minneapolis.
Pours dark brown with a hint of ruby, rich texture to the beer. small off white head.
Nose is dark fruits and bourbon. It really does smoke like a heavily charred Manhattan. Barrel notes are heavy on this one, in an enjoyable way.
Taste is mostly sweet, finish is fairly sour for me.
Fairly heavy mouth feel. Body is medium-heavy.
Pretty well executed.
Atom (1913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at town hall, pours a murky brown/Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak and vanilla, caramel, and bourbon. Taste similar to aroma, sweet with a light creamy palate, light Belgian yeast spice, with some tart cherry on the edges. Nice!