jkbachman (179) - - NOV 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bourbon flavor is very subtle but is the predominant flavor. Smooth finish but leaves me wanting more complexity.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from BevMo. 2012 edition. Pours dark with medium head. Smells like toffee and bourbon. Taste is rich, caramel, bourbon, dried fruit. The Barrel Aged does surpass the standard for this one.
hotstuff (3927) - Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 4-27-2011. This bottled beer pours a medium sized very bubbly, very fizzy ivory head that mostly diminishes, copper transparent body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a suggestion of dark fruits. The taste is oak, vanilla, bourbon, and caramel. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This is a good sipping beer! It is not overly bourbon tasting. It is just right! The various flavors come together extremely well. This is a beer worth trying and a beer I would not turn my back on.
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
05-APR-2014, bottle @summer house in Marielyst, from Marius Andersen.
Clear amber with lasting, lacing, tan head.
Aroma is Bourbon and sweet malts.
Taste is Bourbon, malts. Definately a red ale underneath the Bourbon with a good malt profile and and some hops.
Medium body and carbonation. Really nice and affordable too.
rumproasts (2571) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Brown with small head. So, I have no idea what the underlying beer is here. From appearance, it’s moderately malty, like a brown ale or something, but very little flavor makes it way through the bourbon. I suspect they could have bourbon aged some Bud Light and it wouldn’t taste substantially different. That said, I enjoyed this -- I just wish some more of the beer flavor came through.
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
At the Big Texas Beer Fest on 4/5/2014. Draft pours dark bronze with a fluffy gnarly tan head. aroma is cardboard, sweet maltiness, caramel. Taste is caramel and sweet malt, this taste like a barley wine, but the brewer said it was a red strong ale, I don’t understand that.
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish golden brown like a graham cracker, with a tiny bit of tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, and bourbon notes, with some woody astringency that sticks out. Taste is very similar, but the bourbon notes are woodier than expected, with less beer behind them than I would have liked. This will probably be better when it warms up. (broken bus window)
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is strong bourbon/oak with notes of caramel, sweeter fruits, light alcohol. Medium bodied, barrel character completely dominates. Light carbonation, fairly sweet, very drinkable with a soft mouthfeel.
BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 edition, aged one year. Poured clear orange-amber with no head to speak of. Aroma is woody, with a note of caramel and a touch of booziness from the bourbon underneath. Medium body, slightly oily with a mild astringency. Nutty malt flavor with a spice note. Charred wood at the back, with a boozy note from the bourbon in the finish. nice.
0R9H3U5 (17) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good beer, its hard to go wrong with a bourbon aged beer. And as a plus, the wife loves this stuff
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter; 2012 vintage, bottled on 8/28/2012. Pours fairly clear reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, pear, vanilla, oak, clove, bourbon, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt, bourbon barrel, and light-moderate hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, pear, vanilla, oak, clove, bourbon, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, vanilla, oak, clove, bourbon, floral, grass, and toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and moderate robustness of dark malt, bourbon barrel, and light-moderate hop flavors; with a nice malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice barrel aged strong ale. Good balance and complexity of malt, barrel, and light-moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.