NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First "bourbon barrel" beer Iíve ever tried. Nice bourbon-y aroma. Pours a medium amber with reddish tint. Clear as the proverbial bell. Nice, initial tan head that disappears fairly soon. Initial taste is nut-brown with a vanilla background. But suddenly thereís a surprising kick of bourbon flavor coming through after a second or two. Wow, thatís fun! Creamy palate with "just right" carbonation. This stuff is quite alright.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler from Phil. Thanks, Buddy. Pours a dark brown/orange. Adequate beige head. Some smoke, brown sugar, vanilla, malt, and a nice oaked bourbon hint. SMooth and full in the mouth. Mild carbonation. Good flavor. Hint of sweetness and smokiness and a highlight of oaked bourbon that was very subtle but added to the taste. Good stuff.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a transparent amber color...thin & quickly diminishing white head. Carmel & sweet malt aroma dominates the nose. Creamy and slightly carbonated mouthfeel...vanilla and hazelnut flavors with an underlying warm carmel bourbon flavor.
Terminus (3283) - 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 (3341) - 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 Iíve 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.
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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, Iíve 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? Letís 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.Iíd 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 (1906) - 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 thereís a kick at the finish that seemed firey to me.