blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (650ml) shared with GregClow, mds, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of mds. Pours a clear amber-orange with an average size diminishing off-white head. Very sweet aroma, sugary, with oak and spices. Flavour’s incredibly sugary sweet, boozy and bitter along with some oak and notes of fruit and spices. Medium bodied. Too sweet for my liking. Why do these guys keep ruining perfectly good beer by barrel-aging them, they’re rarely better?
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bootled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear reddish brown with a minimal head. Sweet malty aroma and yeasty aroma of figs, banana, cream, milky chocolate and oak.Full bodied with a malty flavour of fudge, banana, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and alcohol. Long finish of chocolate, nuts, anise, banana, pepper, vanilla and alcohol. As it warms up, almost tart oaky notes shines through.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours golden amber with a nice off white frothy head. decent lacing that holds on for most of the drink. spicy sweet aroma of whisky and caramel. medium mouthfeel with nice whisky/bourbon flavors on the side of the tongue and some great sweet milky flavors in the finish. very nice.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught: Aroma of bourbon and alcohol. Poured amber in color. Good lacing. Lightly sparkling. Clear. Flavor of bourbon and alcohol. Light to medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Bourbon and alcohol finish. For me, too much Bourbon.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. early 2007 bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with some distinct suspended sediment, starting with about a quarter inch off-white head that quickly dissipates to splotchy coverage and a ring around the edges. Aroma is sweet, slightly peppery with hints of the bourbon (incl. alcohol hotness) coming in on the finish. Flavor follows suite; quite sweet and carmely with some peppery phenolics. There are light woody and bourbony flavors but they are subdued and pleasant. Wood and bourbon aroma and flavors express more as the beer breathes and warms. Moderate body and carbonation gives it a nice full mouthfeel that is tempered by a hotness that burns the palate. Overall, I like this and think it has quite a lot of potential...seems like one that will benefit from fairly long aging to mellow the heat. Style-wise, this strikes me more as a strong old/stock ale (which is just fine by me). Oh, and in the 6-10 ounces I’ve sampled during this review, I definitely feel the alcohol!
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Crisp amber body, with a moderate fluffy head. (3+) Very boozy, woody aroma that has a lovely caramel malt character once you have swirled the glass enough to dissipate the booze. Sweet caramel flavour is contrasted by sharp dry alcohol, but remains fairly sweet overall. Long lingering woody alcoholic barrel aftertaste. Medium palate (3+). My numbers are coming out higher than I actually like it - Weyerbacher please stop ruining your beers in barrels!
Tmoney99 (13609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Dilly Deli. Poured clear copper with a large off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy complex caramel, bourbon and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture. Heavy balanced bourbon flavor with a medium bittersweet and small alcohol burn finish of moderate duration. This is a standout beer.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of bubble gum and spices in the aroma.Pours a medium copper with a medium off white head.Sweet malt,dark fruits and lots of alcohol stand out in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a big sweet alcohol finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark ruby, very small head that disappears in seconds and no lacing. Appearance is bad. Aroma is bourbon, raisins, dark sugar, more darker fruits, caramel. Medium to heavy body, fairly hot. The heat was a little excessive, but the flavors really started to improve as the bottle emptied (and my BAC rose). Initially this was harsh and unforgiving, but near the end it was enjoyable. The sweetness of the bourbon fruity caramel flavors came together well and made me want to keep drinking this. In the end, it was very sweet, very alcoholic and had a pitiful appearance, but was still enjoyable. I felt that this beer coulda scored a 3/5 or a 4/5 easily, so I tried to average it out...
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 pours rusty red with a foamy head that disperses quite fast. smells alcohol, cheese, some wood probably oak from the barrells, almost like a scotch or some sort of whiskey, and vanilla. tastes nutty, with vanilla, lots of alcohol in the finish almost like taking a shot. some bananas in there as well. some dried fruit in the taste. good stuff.
bottle- nose smells intense. some cola, different fruits. berries. taste is vanilla, and coconut, loads of oak and alcohol. this is some hot stuff. thick sticky mouthfeel. some banana maybe from the yeast strain. incredible brew.