HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 This one just isn’t right. Nose is candied pecans, slight hints of bourbon, and odd funkiness with a bit of a hint of tartness. Taste follows the nose rather closely, slightly sweet and yet definitely off, tart and just kind of off in the finish. Not terrible or undrinkable, but certainly not good.
Thought maybe age would make it better. I was deadly wrong. Even worse.
Acknud (1035) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice red/brown. Bourbon aroma and taste is not overpowering which is pleasant. There is a nice toffee taste followed by the bourbon warmth.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewpub: Fiery red pour with a small, diminishing head. A light whiskey note is evident in both the nose and body, adding an interesting element to the brew. The body also shows notes of wine, molasses, caramel, nut and toasted malts. I wish the body was a little more full, and these flavors were combined a bit more. This shows quite a bit of promise.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bonus bottle from the man, BlackForestCO. First off, I’m rating this beer under extreme duress, as Jake threatened to beat up my kid if I didn’t rate a beer from him tonight, so that will probably make me more critical of this poor beer than I should be. Pours a hazy ruby burgundy color with a towering fluffy off-white head, excellent lacing and retention. Aroma has some spicy wood, licorice, ripe fruits, and whiskey. The flavor follows with more oak, mild dark fruit, melon, and a bit of cola, but doesn’t keep pace with the aroma. Not bad, and glad for the chance to try, thanks Jake!
Nikiel (830) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Advertised as an oak aged Irish red ale. Pours a dark red. Smells and tastes strongly of cinnamon with minimal hops or barely flavors.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge vanilla caramel butterscotch nose. Deep reddish orange with small head. Oaky sweetness is very pronounced, slight bitterness for balance--but so rich! Medium carbonation, smooth long bourbony finish, seems higher alcohol than 5.5% ?. A very interesting and tasty oaked beer, the bourbon notes are great, definitely worth trying.
machfive55 (353) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured brown with reddish tint and a huge head. Aroma was bourbon with malty and grainy notes. The flavor was woody, oxidized, dry and slightly malty with warming alcohol. The flavors are enhanced as the beer warms. The palate is very smooth and fizzy. Overall this is a decent beer with a good presentation and the mellow flavors really intensify as the beer warms.
IPAsavedMYlife (340) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice carbonation for an aged beer. Fruity and bready smell like the belgians. Mouthfeel is moderate to light. Taste is fruity, slight chocolate and some wood notes too. I liked this beer but the carbonation flavor made it lose some points. Not bad.
zoucrew102 (283) - - MAR 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pleasant with hints of bourbon and vanilla. Pours dark red in color. Hints of vanilla along with bourbon to start then finishes very smooth with a nice warming feeling like a sip of good bourbon.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske. Rødbrun uklar i farven, lysbeige skum. Duft og smag af brun sukker, karamel, er sød og bourbonnoter. Underlig syrlig i smagen, let prikkende, let bitter.