JoeM500 (1905) - 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.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown body. Brown sugar, bourbon sweetness in the aroma. Hoppy flavor, has wheat and brown sugar sweetness alongside. Finishes with a tart maltiness. A sweetened version of their brown, but I think it’s unremarkable.