beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Very sweet with a cherry/caramel flavor and a bit of oak flavor. Taste was very good for such a strong brew, didn’t show much alcohol flavor and had the hops to balance it out.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2005. Thought this was a flemish sour, not an IS and will rate as such. Clear dark tan color. Light sour cherry aroma. Smooth, slightly sour and fruity taste. Balanced bourbon with only a slight alcohol burn. Hints of bittering hops. Long bourbony finish. Well hidden alcohol for 11.5%.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark marron w/ a well alced tan head. Smells of bourbon sweet carmel malt and a touch of cherry.. very big on the bourbon. Smooth carbonated and well coated palate. Bright taste slightly tart cherries then some sweet brown sugarn and bourbon. The alcohol is a little over the top but this is still pretty good.
sampled at GABF