Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Hazy red-brown pour with a short white head leaving scattered lace. Nose is alcohol and sweet malt. Bourbon is evident from start to finish, but itís never overpowering (I donít care for bourbon) and really adds to this special brew. Licorice, dates, vanilla, caramel populate this heavy body. Light carbonation, the hops add a spice and resin near the finish. There is a touch of oaky umami in the middle, but itís only a hint. long after the finish you get a stomach warmth just as you do with liquor. Drink cool at most. More drinkable than AB/DB or any of their oaked variants, would need to compare directly to LB to pick a winner.
Westmeister (1839) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage. I had bought this for my brother in law at a package store across from the hospital as my sis was about to have twins. We opened on Xmas Eve a couple weeks later. I had no idea that it was 2010 - ruh roh. Taste was super mellow bourbon, slight oxidation but not detracting. Light fruits, vanilla, little cookie, hint of leather, smooth toffee. Everything was just dialed down and super smooth in this 4 year old ed.
Inbreak (2434) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
26.12.2014, 0,65l bottle (2013 vintage) @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, vanilla, oak, grass, dark sugar, mild bourbon, hay, nuts. Taste is slightly sweet and harsh, caramel malts, oak, mild bourbon, hay, nuts, grass, bark, harsh vanilla, dark sugar, almond cake. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and watery mouthfeel. Nice enough.
stevoj (2341) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Brrrbon í11. Bourbon barrel aging compliments this beer perfectly. Pours out a hazy dark amber with minimal head, little lacing. Aroma of mostly of bourbon right off the bat, some peat, and dark maltiness. Taste brings in more of the wood barrels and bourbon flavors, vanilla, caramel, some Scotch ale malts. Lingering vanilla, bourbon taste. Very gentle, slow warmth. Perfect sipper for a lazy afternoon.
hman43 (418) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours dark amber bordering on brown with a moderate tan head. Aromas of caramel and bourbon and the most dominant. The is a bit of oak, with a touch of vanilla. Caramel and bourbon flavors leave the first impression. There are roasted flavors with a bitter twinge of hops that is well blended.
reebtogi (4402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and vanilla with some bourbon and hints of citrus. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness with vanilla and a citrus hop bitterness with bourbon present throughout. Medium bodied with decent carbonation providing a nice mouth feel. Overall, quite impressive and worth checking out.
ljthiessen (517) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lots of fruit and oak, pretty sweet, lighter body than expected. Light notes of tobacco. Pretty tasty, but not outstanding.
CTKlubben (69) - randers, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, and chocolate notes. appear clear brown with a frothy head. taste medium bitter light sweet. average carbonation full bodied. and a long bitter sweet aftertaste.
Chopper925 (204) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,65l Bottle. Clear, amber brown color. small lacing head. Aroma is truly a bourbon cask, vanilla oak wood and dark chocolate, sharp ethanolic. Reminds of a bourbon cask aged scottish whisky. Dry, light sour with a bitter finish, the 9.4 ABV are present. Aftertaste has some more bourbon barrel, with dominant simcoe and cascade hops. Medium to thick body, with an average carbonation.
Gerbeer (2005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours a mahogany color with light head. Aromas of bourbon, wood, and tea. Flavors are similar. Emphasis on bourbon without much malt/hop characteristics.
hawanna (2333) - GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,65 l bottle from Biervana
alcohol, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, woody, nuts, herbs, red, clear, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,