BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bottle of the Bourbon Barrel Warmer thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a slightly hazed amber body with a small white head. Super awesome and strong aroma. Tangy, barrel, bourbon everywhere, sweet, vanilla, bread, rum cake, orange and lots of barrel. Taste is kind of bland compared to the aggressive aroma. Barrel, burn, caramel and alcohol. Syrupy with medium strength bubbles. Good and aggressive barrel aged beer.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle - Is the first rating of this Indiana treat really coming from Idaho?? Big thanks to khumbard for the hookup!!! - Pours a hazy ruddy copper with a large beige head that quickly dissipates to a ring..aroma is full of fruity malt and vanilla oak, light bourbon, toast and cereal graininess...flavour is much more restrained than I anticipated, in a good way, light vanilla and caramel malt, smooth oak, burnt sugar bitterness...high bourbon quotient, but not astringent or boozy...a bit thin on the end, but we’re almost through spring, so a medium bodied barrel aged winter ale really hit the spot on a 70 degree day...nothing earth shattering, but a pretty nice bottle to just drink and enjoy!