jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nothing particularly special about this brown ale. The aroma is of alcohol and some bourbon along with some chocolate malt. Pours a brown color with a thin off-white head that dissipates fast. Not much lacing. Taste is mellow with a bit of chocolate and some coffee. There is an alcohol and bourbon aftertaste that is somewhat unpleasant. Not a terrible beer, but fairly mediocre and the bourbon part seems forced.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is light brown with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of light caramel, light brown sugar, toasted malt, milk chocolate, and slight bourbon. Finish is thin with a hint of vanilla.
Atom (1549) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a dark amber/brown with a medium khaki head. Fruity aroma with caramel and cocoa, oaky vanilla, and a touch of bourbon. Oak and bourbon are on the forefront of the palate with sweet caramel malt underneath. Yep bourbon in a brown ale.
bytemesis (3830) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy chestnut, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Flavor is lint plus sweet, very light bitter, a bit astringent, nutty, dark bread, a bit harsh. Medium body.
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Aroma of sweet brown malts, nutty with touches of bourbon, hazelnut, vanilla, dark bread and brown sugar. Clear medium brown in color with a nonexistent head and therefore no lacing to speak of. Flavor is similar to aroma, except with a touch more hop bitterness than expected, nice nutty malt finish, some hop spice also. Thin and effervescent mouthfeel, body is medium. Touch of earthiness late. Interesting stuff.
nilloc1204 (16) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent for a brown, but not much bourbon to be found. Still good enough to drink more, though
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Malty tones, light oak and sweet aromas. Roasted and sweet malt flavors, chocolate and oak.
sitzds (318) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz stubby poured into rocks glass. Mostly clear brown body with red highlights and a tan head. Some retention and a bit of patchy lace. Barrel notes of bourbon and vanilla, roasty and caramel malts, a touch of chocolate. Taste is bready with caramel and roasted nuts, some vanilla and cocoa powder. A good balance between these sweet and bitter components. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture, bitter oak and roast finish.
DrSilverworm (7659) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2oz taster on tap, at HopCat Broad Ripple. Clear orange red color. Thin off-white head, leaves good thicker lace. Good vanilla, nutty aroma. Kind of toasty. Medium body. Mild caramel. Smooth, kind of crisp, light soft, lighter carbonation, kind of creamy texture, lightly slick. Moderate sweet taste, lighter bitter. Mild earthy kind of spicy hops. Nice brown ale.
RRistow12 (332) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with off white head that quickly fades. Not much lacing. Faint aroma of caramel and toffee maybe a little bourbon. Taste is moderate sweet with mild bitterness. Toffee, caramel, biscuits, maple and a faint bourbon taste. Definitely not as much bourbon as I expected. Pretty good for a brown ale. Definitely sessionable beer with pretty good flavor.
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Cousin_Larry (444) - - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, smoke, toffee, vanilla finish. Not much bourbon flavor. Brown sugar. Bitter.