slowrunner77 (6286) - 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.
exeter (431) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a good head and then disappears but leaves good lacing. Has a clear reddish amber. The taste is bourbon up front of course and some smoky malt flavour, but doesn’t have as much wood barrel flavour as I would have liked. Still a great overall taste.
dresden (1029) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Tony! I totally expected an imperial stout when I started putting this into the glass. Somewhat sludgy but a nice okay, vanilla aroma. Caramel malt dominates with lots of oak barrel and vanilla. A nice beer!
magicmn (95) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Hophead. Light brown colour. Sweet vanilla aroma with alcohol notes. Similar taste with additional maltyness and some neutral hop bitterness. Intensive enough aftertaste.
bergstaden (1478) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with off white head - Malts in the aroma with some wood - Raw wood and some vanilla flavours - Wood goes into the finish - This was too much woody flavour to be good, a little bit disapointed over this one
PorterPounder (5831) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 22 oz bomber - Fire Sale at $3.99. slightly murky medium orange pour, thinnish off-white head. Aroma has a solid bourbon presence, some date-like fruitiness and a touch of molasses. Flavor follows along the the same profile, nice bourbon accents, brown sugar, molasses. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Not overwrought like some Bourbon BA beers tend to be.
katrinaez (194) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was a good bourbon barrel. Not the best. The light flavor made it best. Sometimes a bourbon is done just for the hell of it. This had substance. The beer itself was quality. Of course hubby hated it. I thought he might like it since the bourbon was light...I was wrong.
Gription79 (2391) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike H. Big aromatic bourbon nose, malty, vanilla, coconut. The bourbon barrel aging gives this beer a nail polish, hot alcohol character.
TheCaptMatey (150) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark amber to brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma is of caramel, wood, dark fruits and of course, bourbon. Taste is bready/ caramel malts, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruits. Medium-full bodied with a present carbonation ending in a heavy warming bitter bourbon finish. Enjoyable cold. Better when warmed up.
patricks110 (1842) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was the ’12. Pours a light golden amber with a thin layer of beige bubbles. The aroma is rich with barrel and wooden notes as well as mild fruity and hop notes. The aroma is rather nice after the beer warms a bit. Light toffee and candy caramel malts with apple and green grape fruit notes. The finish is heavy and warming with light bitterness and lingering barrel esque notes. Nice brew.
Fritz123 (1195) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 on draft at the Pig. Pours a moderate hazy brown-orange with small head. Some mild lace. Aroma is certainly bourbon and oak barrel, dark fruits, malts. bread, sweet roll. The taste was much more muted than expected which was disappointing. Bourbon barrel, bread, malts, leather, vanilla, and light caramel. Lighter body than desired for the style. Low carb.