poisoneddwarf (1624) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Aroma seems to have more oak barrel-aged characteristics than the rye, but not as much as the new oak spirals. Thereís toasted coconut and vanilla here, but not as much as the new oak. The fruit isnít as strong as in the rye version--it seems about the same or less as the new oak. I smell a general mild fruitiness, a fruit cocktail-like mixture with no one fruit standing out; the other two versions had more fruit. The appearance in this one isnít as nice, with a much more quickly diminishing head. Taste is much like the other two, without the overt oakiness of the fresh oak and without the fruit and spicy presence of the rye version. The booziness youíd expect from a bourbon barrel isnít all that pronounced--itís definitely there, just not in your face, but itís still boozier than the other two. Palate seems the same, maybe a little less thin than the other two. Like the other two, it really recollects the Old Fashioned cocktail in an impressive way. Really nice beer, but surprisingly the least impressive for me.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The Lets do a Chris O tasting. Pours brown with a very slight head. Whisky and fruit on the nose same type of thing going on taste wise but more whisky and less fruit, this tasted like it was rough cheap bourbon barrels and did it no favours
McNeillR (983) - SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amberish and existent white head. Bright bourbon, plastically/tinsel grainy citrus nose. Chewy Bourbon is consistent and creamy but rocks the boat a little throughout, engulfing a decent woody malt middle and a dry and logical finish. Trafficked bourbon astringency doesnít decant any enjoyment from what was probably a well put together brew.
Bottle, CAGarvieís "Letís Do A Chris O" Chris-O-age, vile style
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craigís. Copper pour, thin white head. Bourbon and dried fruit nose. Taste is a bit too much bourbon for me, and some alcohol burn. Not subtle. Bitter finish. OK.
BenH (2027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of dried fruits abd Toffee. Taste of oak and dried fruit. Quite bitter. Ok
cgarvieuk (13202) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft roast ... soft malts ... big dry bourbon nose ,, massive bourbon front ... light dry bitterness ... not for me
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear amber orange with a tan head that starts at the edges and dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains/bread with some bourbon and a hint of light fruits underlying. Flavor has more sweet grains and bourbon with some bread and light fruits underlying.
Maverick34 (2065) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in via. Maroon to red brown pour. Serious booze and vanilla aromatic. Chewy butter toffee. Good.
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #138. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of bourbon, candied citrus, herbal notes, mild chocolate. Taste is herbal hops, bourbon, candied citrus, buttery finish. Medium bodied.
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at 2014 RBWG Grand Tasting. Thanks to my brother for bringing this up from Florida! Reddish coppery brown. Lots of bourbon, cinnamon, some sublte fruity notes, too. As it warms, I get allspice, chocolate, and more bourbon. pretty enjoyable all around.
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG. Pours orange with white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, candied fruit, orange and some cherry. Some wood. Medium body.