hezron (612) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Major bourbon, then some brown sugar/caramel malt in the aroma. Dark mahogany brown with a fading head. Buttery bourbon, caramel. Fairly good, but I didn’t pick up on much complexity. Perhaps my palate was trashed by this time. Medium body.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled Sample @ sick_boy282’s Post-Real Ale Fest Mini Tasting
Hazy brown color, nice creamy head. Nose of caramel cake, some chocolate and nice hoppy notes. The flavor is creamy, nice mature finish. Hoppy with light bourbon notes. Almost like a hopped rum cake. Thanks Alex!
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy brown hue with a halo of a tan head. Aromas of roasted nuts, malt. Flavors of the same with not much depth. ight bitterness. Slight oakiness.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a reddish-brown body with lots of floaters, topped by a thin head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a strong oak note, a touch of vanilla and a little bitterness. Medium to full bodied and smooth.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber mahogany with a frothy off-white head. Has a sweet grainy, earthy malty aroma with some hints of diacetyl and bourbon. Starts sweet and buttery with a touch of earthy hoppy bitterness and nice bourbon balance leading to a dry, bittersweet finish. An ok bourbon aged beer, but could stand to lose some of its buttered popcorn character.
heemer77 (5217) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body is a dark amber color with a white and slightly yellowish head. The araom is caramel and apples with a hint of cinnamon. The taste is toffee and wood with a bit of mild cherries. The body is thick in the mouthfeel.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark red, small tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, a little vanilla, and bourbon (feintly). Flavor is sweet, malt and bourbon, a little hop kick towards the end. I liked the tap version a lot more.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark brown w/ a thick tall off white head that laces well. smells of a big roasted carmel malt touches of sweet fruitiness and a hint of whiskeyness. Palate is ok fairly light bodied though. flavor is a touch bitter then a weak carmel and spoiled fruit maltines. Overall some good stuff but I hear its much better on tap.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy brown, decent head. Toasty caramel, sweet dried fruit, and a little bourbon in the aroma. Flavors are similar; caramel sweetness with an identifiable bourbon element. Reasonable bitterness. Lush mouthfeel. Wasn’t expecting much, but I’m impressed.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy and medium brown with little head. Tart caramel aroma. Decent body with a clean finish and some lingering bitterness. Somewhat straight ahead in flavor, with caramel dominating and vanilla and not nuttiness. I don’t get any bourbon.