jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aromas of malt and bourbon dominate with a bit of resiny hop. The flavor is mostly sweet and I was hoping for a bit more bourbon. Finishes a bit sticky and dry. Overall a very enjoyable brown ale and I do enjoy the bit of bourbon present
CardsPackHawks (100) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not my thing. A deep chocolate color, with a foamy white head. A brown ale with a hint of bourbon. I am sure this is good if you are a fan of the style, but I am not.
DuffMan (6901) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep red-brown, low off white head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, light bourbon notes. Flavours of chocolate malt, vanilla (Maltesers come to mind), light rounded bourbon notes. Medium bodied but balanced, on the sweeter end of the spectrum. Decent.
outlawskies (965) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Julie say smell horrible taste okay has a malty taste. Julie gives a 2
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vschmidt (1) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice beer. Just more of a sipping beer for me. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Sarlacc83 (815) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle brought back from Wisconsin by my lovely wife.
A: Solid mahogany with a firm fluffy off-white head. Lacing.
N: Pecan, toffee, hint of bourbon, vanilla, and coconut. Dominated by sweet biscuit. Cocoa, roasted coffee beans, and hints of char.
T: Nose is quite nice. Palate picks up light malt and light bitterness. Disappointing here.
M: Quite watery. Light body.
O: Not sure what the disconnect is between body and nose, but it’s not altogether enjoyable to drink from the bottle.
RussianDragon (498) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle shared by huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a clear dark brown with light easily passing as ruby hues on the glass. White bubbles line the rim, head is nearly nonexistent. Aroma is caramel malt, light vanilla and toasted walnut. Flavor is sweet: classic brown ale, bourbon caramel, and sweet malts. Thin bodied, medium carbonation. Only 5.7%? This tastes like at least a 7.5%.
Huhzubendah (2629) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is a beautiful mahogany hue with tinged of russet and ruby. Small beige head. Aromas include oak, bourbon, wet wood, vanilla. Light sweetness with a gentle bourbon character and vanilla. Perhaps toasted almond cookies with a splash of chocolate and brown sugar. Thin body with fairly low carbonation. Lots of flavor packed into a <6% abv brew. Tasty.
ContemplateBeer (1548) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Chocolate and almonds mingle with light toasted coconut, some vanilla. Appearance: Dark garnet brown with a foamy tan head that settles into a still skin. Flavor: Chocolate and nuts are more present up front with an undercurrent of the coconut, vanilla bourbon character, which grows a bit more toward the finish. Palate: Light-medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Quite liked this; the mixing of non-barrel and bourbon barrel allowed for the entire character of the beer to shine along with the barrel treatment.
markducommun (225) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown with reddish hints. Small tan head. Caramel, vanilla, some earthy undertones. Some bitter dark chocolate taste, finish is much sweeter. Medium-heavy body, alcohol is fairly upfront. Some acidity. Reasonably long finish, although the finish becomes slightly watery. Overall, quite good. Reasonably well balanced.
Itzjerm (1323) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Little to no aroma. TAste is a nice barrel aged beer. Nice head did cause a ticking sensation. Barrel flavor but a bit thin. Enjoyable beer for sure.