Atom (1118) - 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 (21) - 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 (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 (1844) - 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.