vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Malty tones, light oak and sweet aromas. Roasted and sweet malt flavors, chocolate and oak.
sitzds (318) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz stubby poured into rocks glass. Mostly clear brown body with red highlights and a tan head. Some retention and a bit of patchy lace. Barrel notes of bourbon and vanilla, roasty and caramel malts, a touch of chocolate. Taste is bready with caramel and roasted nuts, some vanilla and cocoa powder. A good balance between these sweet and bitter components. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture, bitter oak and roast finish.
DrSilverworm (6819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2oz taster on tap, at HopCat Broad Ripple. Clear orange red color. Thin off-white head, leaves good thicker lace. Good vanilla, nutty aroma. Kind of toasty. Medium body. Mild caramel. Smooth, kind of crisp, light soft, lighter carbonation, kind of creamy texture, lightly slick. Moderate sweet taste, lighter bitter. Mild earthy kind of spicy hops. Nice brown ale.
CardsPackHawks (100) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not my thing. A deep chocolate color, with a foamy white head. A brown ale with a hint of bourbon. I am sure this is good if you are a fan of the style, but I am not.
DuffMan (6983) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep red-brown, low off white head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, light bourbon notes. Flavours of chocolate malt, vanilla (Maltesers come to mind), light rounded bourbon notes. Medium bodied but balanced, on the sweeter end of the spectrum. Decent.
outlawskies (430) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Julie say smell horrible taste okay has a malty taste. Julie gives a 2
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vschmidt (1) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice beer. Just more of a sipping beer for me. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Sarlacc83 (903) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle brought back from Wisconsin by my lovely wife.
A: Solid mahogany with a firm fluffy off-white head. Lacing.
N: Pecan, toffee, hint of bourbon, vanilla, and coconut. Dominated by sweet biscuit. Cocoa, roasted coffee beans, and hints of char.
T: Nose is quite nice. Palate picks up light malt and light bitterness. Disappointing here.
M: Quite watery. Light body.
O: Not sure what the disconnect is between body and nose, but it’s not altogether enjoyable to drink from the bottle.
RussianDragon (507) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle shared by huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a clear dark brown with light easily passing as ruby hues on the glass. White bubbles line the rim, head is nearly nonexistent. Aroma is caramel malt, light vanilla and toasted walnut. Flavor is sweet: classic brown ale, bourbon caramel, and sweet malts. Thin bodied, medium carbonation. Only 5.7%? This tastes like at least a 7.5%.
Huhzubendah (2638) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is a beautiful mahogany hue with tinged of russet and ruby. Small beige head. Aromas include oak, bourbon, wet wood, vanilla. Light sweetness with a gentle bourbon character and vanilla. Perhaps toasted almond cookies with a splash of chocolate and brown sugar. Thin body with fairly low carbonation. Lots of flavor packed into a <6% abv brew. Tasty.