Terminus (3087) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-purchased at Woodmans in Madison, WI. pours a deep amber hue with a small white head and good lacing from the start. Sweet aroma of salted cashews, honey rosted peanuts, and a very slight bourbon note. fairly light body, but good enough to be in the top of most brown ales. The bourbon flavor comes out more as the beer warms over the nice nuttyness and toffee flavors this beer posesses. This beer was slightly oxidized in the finish. Still, a decent brown ale after all is said.
1FastSTi (3274) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 1/6/2005
Bottle. Aroma was of nuts and bourbon. Smelled nice on the pour. Appearance is a dark brown color. It has a thin, lacy head. The palate was smooth and carbonated. Given that this is a brown ale, I think that this is the best I’ve ever had in this style. Tasted of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, ??? I find it really hard to pick the ingredients out on this one. They blend so nicely. Not overly complex, but well mixed.
Ar 8, Ap 3, F 9, P 3, O 16
Sampled on tap at Tyranena. Pours to a clear mahogany body with a thin white head. A glowing body. The flavor is wonderful. Iced tea, oak barrels, bourbon, smooth roasted malts. American hops (think APA). Light nuttiness. The aroma is also smooth and APA-like with an iced tea and bourbon barrel touch. The palate is medium full bodied and smooth.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bourbon barrel brown, eh? About time, I’ve had it with the whiskey-fied stouts and barleywines...feh! Time for a change!
Clear, bright red/nearly brown color, with a slim, fuzzy tannish head.
Nose shows the whiskey right off the bat, rustic, leathery, roasted nuts, fermented fruits,oak and vanilla, slick, wicked, delicious, and deep.
Poweful mouthfeel, smooth and substantial, but overly felt. Feels rather light, but maintains a significant presence. So, what am I trying to say here? Let’s luxuriate in it for a moment and consider a more cogent summation...
Medium bodied, with a long,fruity, nutty finish...this is exactly what it ought to be, and utterly unique: a light, yet fully flavored, smooth-drinking brown ale, with a whisper of whiskey-ness filling out the edges, and occasionally floating on top.
Certainly the greatest bourbon barrel-aged brown ale named after a legendary lake-dwelling dinosaur, known to man!
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahagony color, slight malt aroma, rich malt vanilla taste drfts into an aftertaste of mild bourbon and bitterness, first half of glass is better than the second
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazed amber brown with a small tan head. Earthy light malt aroma. Herbal? Bourbon way in the back of the aroma. Body is almost medium.A bit thin. Bourbon comes through more in the flavor but is still very light. Subtle sweetness, some roasted malt. Overall ok but flavors could be more pronounced.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice semi-transparent brown color,small off white head that faded quickly.The aroma was a nice malty caramel with something else in there that is hard to describe but comes off as some what pleasant.Nice flavor of sweet malt upfront then a quick change to a darker side with a mild bitterness and stronger roast.The bourbon is faint but detectable.I’d have to agree with Jewedekind it does have a slight Jack Daniels side to it.The after taste is a bit lingering bitter and That JD after taste is kind of there as well.Not a bad brew at all,still not a brew i would like to have real often but it would definately work nicely on a cold night or out while Ice Fishing.Thanks go to Jpdipso for sending this fine brew my way.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This little brewery jumped right onto the bandwagon and did a nice job with this beer! Big smokey nose reminds me of a campfire. Thin body gives big sweet malty flavor and a bit of whiskey sweetness, dry at the finish. Low alcohol is not obvious becuase there’s a kick at the finish that seemed firey to me.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Off white head, clear red-brown beer. Sweet apple or sherry-like nose. Flavors of apricots, sherry and sour mash whiskey (a la Jack Daniels). Nice smoky or woody notes. Nice and silky smooth. Loved it.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy and thick off-white head, brownish copper/amber body. Bourbony sweet body with some light woody bitterness. Sweetness and whiskey definitely dominate. Fairly light mouthfeel though with some oiliness. I like it.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with hint of orange through the light. Smaller beige head of small bubbles. Light brown sugar and oaken whiskey aromas. Thiker oily feel. Toasted malt with toffee and bourbon sweetness start. Mild oak and hops through the middle. Finish is lightly acidic with mild earth, oak and whiskey. Some time would likely mellow and settle the sweetness. As a psuedo whiskey lover, these barrel aged ales are growing on me.