mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Mario for hosting your Winter Panel and including this one. Promising smooth bourbon aroma from this brassy pour. Tastes like a decent bourbon on the rocks after the ice melts, without other discernable beer character.
hman43 (409) - 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 (4388) - 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 (515) - 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 (197) - 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 (2001) - 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 (2326) - 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,
joeneugs (3483) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a ruddy brown color with a khaki head. The aroma is straight up bourbon overload with lots of butterscotch, vanilla, wood and fruitiness. The flavor is pretty much the same. Caramel, vanilla, bourbon, wood and mild fruitiness near the finish. Alcohol is noticeable, but not too oppressive. Just ok.
fiveacestx (635) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with melted plastic on the top - has a ruby red/orange look to it with a medium head and lacing. I can definitely taste a woody bourbon flavor that is smooth. Has a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Somewhat dry. Good!
kdm1984 (707) - Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla, bourbon, fruits, and caramel dominate this one. Decent winter warmer.