zoucrew102 (473) - - 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.
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AdamBeer1 (15) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
As soon as I opened the bottle I could smell the whiskey aging. Its almost over powering, in a good way. I am a fan of the style and anything whiskey barrel aged is a good time for me. The taste is whiskey and smooth, but could use a little bit more robust flavor for whatever that means. Easy to drink and I would order this again for sure.
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Nikiel (875) - 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.
machfive55 (358) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2007 GABF: Transparent amber copper with a dense, frothy light tan head. Lightly sweet caramely malty nose has good bourbon oaky character. Body starts fairly full with a light caramely malty sweetness and rich bourbon balance with a hint of butterscotch toward the drier, oaky finish. A pretty nice beer.
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is a deep amber with a slight haze and a very fine sediment. Carbonation is good producing a small tight head. Aroma of coffee and oak with a hint of whiskey in the back. Taste is rich and caramely. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a rich creamy feel. Finish come in sweet with caramel and vanilla then a light hop flavor and mild bitterness. After taste has a slight oak/whiskey flavor rolling across. This is a tasty brew with a full well rounded flavor.
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla whiskey barrel arroma. Amber color. Tastes like its description; a bit intense on the whiskey. Definately a new take on the red ale.
It was called "Reilly’s Oak Whiskey Red" at the brewery.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of santa. Pours a nice reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel, wood, malt and a touch of whiskey. Flavor is caramel, wood, a light sourness, a touch of whiskey. Fairly light bodied for a barrel aged ale but the sourness and whiskey gives it a nice tang. Different than I expected but still quite enjoyable.
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.
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - 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.