keanex (1484) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled September 20, 2013.
Appearance: The body has perfect clarity and a garnet-chestnut hued body, itís a beautiful color. The head is short and dense, but the retention is poor. The head settles into a thin white coating with a creamy ring.
Aroma: The aroma has decent strength, pushing up cocoa, vanilla, toffee and caramel with a very mild bourbon presence. Some oak is noted as well. This reminds me a bit of root beer.
Taste: The intro is mild but prominent of vanilla. The mid-taste adds cocoa, caramel and toffee, the flavor is mild and balanced nicely with prominent vanilla overtones. The finish has a sort of vanilla Coke finish with a very light bourbon. The finish lingers a moment with oak and vanilla.
Palate: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a pretty nice beer, but I feel that the vanilla dominates. The beer is balanced nicely with good flavors throughout, though nothing really sticks out. I enjoy drinking this, though I think itís an odd choice for a bourbon barrel.
jkwalking05 (3827) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Brown in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of toast, tree bark, wood, pecans. Taste is of wood, light bourbon,vanilla, leaves, dirt and pecan shells.
Chuckaduck (653) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 6/13/13. Poured 9/29/13. Deep brown with a dense, fluffy just off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, brown sugar, molasses, cocoa, coffee, hint of soy. Taste is really quite nice; molasses, dark fruit (dark berries), bourbon, wood, vanilla, earthy, herbal; finish is dry, bourbon, some cocoa. Nice lacing. Mouth feel is medium-full; deceptive. Medium carbonation; higher than expected. Overall, quite nice. Tasty; not TOO far from being sessionable. Not quite as exciting as some of their other beers, still a nice offering from Tyranena.
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a English pint glass a fizzy dark copper with a light khaki head that peetered out quickly leaving s very small ring in edge of glass. Faint aromas of malt, barley, vanilla, nutmeg. Light to medium carbonation tasting of chocolate, hint of vanilla, bourbon. A nicely balanced brown ale with just enough burn from the bourbon aging to give it a nice finish. Would have liked a little more body to it but overall a nice brew.
b3shine (5594) - Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to taster. Looks good; a transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells malty and nutty with a touch of bourbon. Tastes like it smells, only more robust, and withh more of a bourbon presence. Solid on the palate. A little thin, but good nonetheless.
tmongoose (1341) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared. Malted milk balls dipped in bourbon. Thatís about the best description I get for aroma and partial taste. In the flavor you get more bourbon. There seems to be a creaminess blend to all of this and it works. Very smooth in taste.
jhp40219 (311) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass. Pours brown with a great amber hue when held up to light. Nice 2 finger light tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Very malty aroma of roasted peanuts, hazelnut, toasted white bread, toffee and caramel. Taste is roasted nut, caramel, toffee, hint of bourbon, and a spicy black pepper kick. A little alcohol burn going down, but it is subtle. Malty finish with the alcohol burn that brings in the roasted nuts with a toasted white bread taste. Palate is full body, slick and slightly creamy texture, high carbonation, and an average finish but with a pretty big aftertaste, (described above). Very enjoyable beer and highly drinkable! Just the right amount of bourbon to give it a kick and a burn, but contained to the background and compliments the other flavors nicely without overpowering. Definetly worth seeking out.
beerbaaron (1286) - Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber with creamy medium tan head, lasting with a little drippy lace. Aroma is light sweet bourbon, caramel, touch of balanced fruit. Medium body. Taste matches aroma; caramel, light sweet bourbon, touch of vanilla. Sweet. malty. Enough bitterness to keep things balanced. Dry finish. Very nice beer
MarinEvelyn (561) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- Caramel Malt, Bourbon, Sweet, Possibly a little Dark Fruit.
Taste-Bourbon, sweet, medium body, caramel, creamy.
JoeMcPhee (8511) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber-brown pour with a thick white head. The aroma has a nice clean, bright hoppiness with a bit of coffee and toffee malt in the middle of the palate. A bit of soft pepper and some moderate sweetness. Okay.