gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours a reddish brown with thin tan head. Nose is bourbon and brwon sugar. Flavor follows with hints of malts and nutty. Some of the typical brown ale flavors with some bitter in the finish. Nice palate and a good use of bourbon.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle shared with and provided by gputty. Clear mahogany with a tan head. Big bourbon nose that mellows and lets a nice nuttiness flow through as it warms. Nice, thick body and good lacing. Bourbon flavors over a nice, even nutty malt backbone. This is a good example of a case where bourbon barrel aging pays off - beautifully integrated with the existing flavors of the original beer. Good stuff!
Sammy (9240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to the generous jpm30. Rich brown colour, but unique to get it that way. White head that lasts a while. Bourbon aroma, and bold bourbon taste. We Canadians are not normally into bourbon, but a good effort at it. Sourish by-product, well malted away.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Bottle sent to me by the Mother in Law. Wow bourbon aroma stands out for this beer if you want to call it beer. Brown body with decent head. Flavor is like a little malt presence with your whiskey. Little more like whiskey than beer. Without looking at alcohol content would of thought it was higher.
IrishBoy (3920) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Buckybeer; Nose of caramel malts, vanilla notes, and bourbon/woody acents; clear brown with a small but lasting tan head; flavor of caramel, cocoa hints, bourbon, and oak all in a medium body with a fiar maount of carbonation.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks monger for this beer. It pours a diet coke brown. An aroma of raisins, malt, vanilla. A sweet malty flavor wth vanilla kidking in, a light bitter that is pleasant. I canít tell if the flavor I like so much is bourbon or alcohol warmth, what ever it is I like it. A mouth feel that is just a tad fizzy but just a tad. The mouthfell is solid just like the beer.Easily one of the best brown ales Iíve had.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As a brown ale, itís, well, brown. Nose has lots of bourbon notes with the typical whisky/vanilla notes. Bit earthy, some peat. Flavor is sweet, caramel with some chocolate notes, bourbon character fits well with the brown ale. Nothing really spectacular about it, but at least itís not another crappy imperial stout in a bourbon barrel.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
TITW Part Deux - Thanks Monger. Brown, thin white head. Nose was decent with deep caramel tones, vanilla and bourbon notes, with underlying chocolate and oak tones. Had some plastic notes too which I had trouble getting past. Nobody else had it, so probably just me. Flavor was well balanced with all the above incorporated, minus the plastic thankfully. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, soft sweet finish. A nice beer which I would love another shot at...
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... TITW Part Deux... Clear, deep amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Black tea, bourbon, caramel and vanilla in the nose. The flavor is all about chocolate, toasted nuts and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Finishes sweet and chocolaty with "just enough" bourbon. Best brown ale Iíve had in a very long time. A shout goes out to Monger for sending the bottle!
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz courtesy of Monger. Thanks, James! Pours a dark brown with a reddish center; light tan head with good retention. Plenty of toasty vanilla and sweet bourbon in the aroma. A brown ale seems like a fine backdrop for light barrel-aging, and itís done well here: light, biscuity core with whisky, roasted malts, and vanilla; a slightly medicinal edge; medium finish showing some lingering woodsy notes and citrus hops. A very interesting, satisfying beer. Iíd prefer this to any other brown ale Iíve had.