readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is really nice - honey, a bit flowery, some whiskey. Taste isn’t quite as nice as the nose. Feel and taste are a bit thin. Bourbon, honey malt, some bourbon. Excellent, but not quite as nice as the buffalo bock.
Bacterial (2365) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Town Hall, wish I had a few bottles of this one! Smooth, sweet, a touch boozy (which I like). Best of the series this year do far (just a few hours from the Czar Jack release).
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ryanfolty (2139) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Date: February 24, 2012 Mode: Draft Source: TH Brewery DeScription: Opaque orangish brown pour with some head and lacing. Aroma is bourbon, wood, malty/caramel and some apple. Taste was consistent with aroma, ridiculously smooth to drink with the right amount of alcohol finish. Very well done, made me wish I bought two bottles instead of the one....well just like the Cubs there’s always next year.
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge bourbon notes from this beer. I was not expecting this beer to be what it was. Wonderful amounts of toffee and caramel that follow suit with the bourbon. Wish I hadn’t dropped my other bottle of this on my way out, HUGE waste...
Atom (1882) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub pours a murky tan orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of straight bourbon. Taste of bourbon enhanced by bitter and sour notes. My least favorite of the week so far.
maximum12 (24) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 On tap at the February 23rd release at Town Hall in a 10 oz. goblet.
Pour is a light, breezy orange/yellow hybrid, very still & quiet. Nose is a slipdash of bourbon, mild sweetness.
Tumaltuous Rare is in rarefied company during the barrel-aged week & doesn’t quite live up to its storied brethren of years past. Big bundle of sweet malts, distant caramel, & a big dose of barrel sum this one up; it does get better as it warms, simple but tasty. As with every beer this week, though, ridiculously easy to sip.
Clearly in the minority of homers around the bar (they all found it orgasmic), I found this to be a good, solid effort; love to see more barrel-aged wheatwines in the future. Good beer.
BVery (8193) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Tap at Town Hall. Hazy orange pour with a nice clingy white head. Aroma is wood, bourbon, apple, and maybe just a hint of vanilla. Nice smooth palate. Taste is the same elements as the aroma, and very bold. Tremendous.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Hazy tan pour, very thin carbonation and a slightly sweet woody apple aroma. Flavor is also nice and woody, light raisins, slight apple, bourbon and slightly spicy on the finish. Alcohol is hidden extremely well. Solid.