vlan1 (49) - Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from HawkerB. Pours a medium semi hazy amber brown with almost no head at all. Aroma Is of faint bourbon. Taste is moderate nuttiness with light bourbon notes. Good stuff.
Patrickctenchi (2483) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dirty brown with a small tan head.
Coffee, vanilla aroma.
Taste is coffee, toffee, vanilla cream.
Chocolate....light but increasing bourbon and wood notes.
drjay44 (2334) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a minimal head, over a hazy, dark amber brown (SRM 18) body.....nose is light whiskey, vanilla, toffee/caramel, light dried fruits, hints of cocoa....taste is sweet malts, with hints of toffee/caramel, dried fruits including plum, raisin, hints of cocoa, minimal hops finishing with sugar sweetness....mouth feel light of medium, sticky, carbonation low adding tingle. This is a very sugar sweet rendition of Scotch Ale. The bourbon barrel was done with a light hand, malt complexity was present but dominated by simple sweetness. It really needed either greater malt depth of complexity or greater attenuation. BJCP 7/2/11/4/6
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) light brown with off white head. Grainy malt aroma. Flavor is whisky, bready malt, a bit of alcohol.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz screw-top bottle, thanks to chuckaduck. Mildly hazy red orange brown color -- sort of a brick color. Minimal off-white head, no lace sticks. Caramel malt, some dark fruit, a lot of nice good chocolate flavor in this, some light vanilla and spiciness in the finish, fudge. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light spicy. A light bite in the finish. Medium-plus body. Lighter carbonation, dry finish. Reasonably smooth. Solid, complex barrel-aged scotch ale.
valpoaj (593) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour - clear reddish brown pour...not much head to speak of, and what’s there disappears almost instantly. Aroma is very oaky and full of caramel malt...catching a hint of vanilla and a hint of a spicy/peppery note. Flavor is good...the sweet malts shine...woodsy...hint of bourbon, but its in the background. Palate is light to medium bodied...slightly thin for what I’d like to see. Good, but far from great offering from Tyranena, though their price point for their BGW series still rocks!
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Hubsluvsbeer: Poured a murky brown with a whisper white head. Aroma is woodsy, with thick malt and toffee. Taste is a rich caramel malt, light burnt wood, vanilla hints and finishes sweet sticky.
Ratman197 (8469) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, smoke, earthiness, bourbon and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors oftoffee, carmel, brown sugar, earthiness and light bourbon with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
PhillyCraft (2571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with some heads at a tasting. Pours reddish brown, with light head, smooth malt, choco, raisin, rum, dark fruit, and wood is most of the review here. Not too bad ehh.
brystmar (971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells great! Layered caramel malt, sweet toasted grain, mild fruit profile, bready. Taste follows the same path, winding its way through my taste buds into bliss. Barrels are a minor, yet noticeable, aspect of this brew. Tasty.