slowrunner77 (9434) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 reminds me of kentucky bourbon ale more than brrr. if you like bourbon you’ll like this beer. if not, why are you trying it. not a ton of balance, or a ton of the original beer coming through. but it’s sweet aroma of vanilla and oak and peppery bourbon in the flavor are quite nice. i’ll probably have to revisit this side by side with Brrr.
Rask0lnikov (577) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660 ml bottle as barrel aged Brrrbon ’12. Ruby brown colour. Modest white head. Hints of vanilla, hints of bourbon, hints of marzipan in the aroma. Hints of bourbon, slight taste of almonds and nuts. Slight marzipan. Slight oakiness, marzipan and bourbon in the end. Well balanced, rather medium bodied, rather medium carbonated good beer.
Maakun (3106) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at THT. Hazy dark golden with small off white head. Loads of sweet bourbon, vanilla, sweet caramel, loads of spices, oak, figs. Over medium sweet and light bitter finish. Over medium bodied. Massive barrel notes but very nice beer.
sjogro (2202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle at THT May. Almost clear reddish amber, white head. Sweet caramel malts. Vanilla, bourbon. Sweet, light bitter. medium body. Low carbonation. Pretty nice.
deanso (8293) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared at the May THT.
Thin ring white head. very hazy amber pour. Very good
kermis (9890) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at THT. Hazy amber brown with a ring off white head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla and malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DØE Ølfestival 2016. No head. Hazy amber body. Sweet fruity malt honey artoma with bourbon, vanilla and wood in the background. Alcohol dominated bitter sweet fruty flavor with a long finish and a low carbonation.
BuckeyeBoy (5506) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage I had this one last year and was amazing another year in the cellar didn’t help. Looks like it peaked at 4 years. Pours out a amber topped with a sand head. nose is caramel vanilla light bourbon barrel notes. Taste is starting to feel age a little cardboard but still with the sweet caramel malt and bourbon.
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 vintage provided by buckeyeboy... Cool to see one of these again.. Thanks Jeremy!!
pretty thin ... lite caramel and bunches of a mash-up of odd wood/whiskey/ and bits of dried fruit..
9.4% isn’t readily available, but the overall brew is thin like a bigger amber that has some obvious barrel work... caramel and minor pick-up toasty malts.. I wish the hops had any play at all... really.. I wish anything with depth played ball tonight.... just nothing except the EtOH to really write home about.
IslandHaole (1216) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAR 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012 bottle, clear amber with ruby hues, just a trace of a beige head. Very sweet with Vanilla and Oak, hints of whiskey & cherries. Quite sweet, still beer with little carbonation. Very warm, alcohol is up front, not hidden. Slick oily feel. A bit of bitterness in the aftertaste but not nearly enough to balance the syrupy sweetness. Getting through this bottle alone will be a challenge.
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle thanks to Adrien. 2013. Slight oxidation marks on the inside of cap. Deep Amber color, carbonation is ok. Aroma is light oak, mild dark fruits and slight oxidation.
The flavor is faded. Weak bourbon, lots of oak upfront. The base is dark fruits and English malts. Body is fuller with a nice smoker carbonation level. Overall for the age it’s ok.