Arayaga2 (2130) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rusty red with a thin brown head. Aroma is all bourbon and vanilla, and taste is similarly heavy, and boozy. It’s kind of one-note, and could stand to be a bit smoother, with less biting tannin in the finish, but it’s still good. $11/22 first PDX NYE
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. Pour is murky brown with a very small tan head. Aroma has subtle hints of vanilla and bourbon but it is pretty faint. Flavor is of vanilla, oak, malt, caramel, and a bit of heat.
jjgmd (1997) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z, pours a brown birch colored color with a small head. Nose is full of bourbon with vanilla in the background. Taste is very smooth with nice sweet bourbon notes mixed with vanilla bean and oak. Finish is very smooth, sweet and ends on the same tasting notes with a moderately long finish. Quaff Score 8 / 10
seymour (1897) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at GregFest 2013 from a cool-looking, wax-dipped, big brown bomber into a nonic half pint glass, thanks Carter! It poured a hazy copper colour with persistent beige foam and some Belgian lace. More vanilla and bourbon barrel characteristics in the aroma than flavour. Medium-heavy body, average carbonation, mouthfeel a little slick, some lasting residual sweetness. Not sure what the base style is supposed to be here, but it’s a fairly well-balanced strong amber ale overall.
zgaier (1890) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy copper brown with a tan head and sweet aroma of bourbon and slight vanilla. Taste is smooth, nice strong bourbon notes with vanilla, caramel, and oak into the warming finish.
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good variation on their bourbon barrel beer. Pours a muddy brown with little head. Smells of vanilla and bourbon. Taste is bourbon and vanilla upfront, with some mint and a slightly empty finish. A lot upfront, not as much in the backend. Had in the bottle at Piachi Pub and Pizzaria.
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty amber color with nice off white head. Oak and vanilla aromas mask a malty base. Caramel malts, oak, and alcohol mix is satisfying yet not quite ecstasy.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Clear brownish amber color. Aroma is citrus hops and bourbon. Taste is fresh vanilla bean, citrus and tropical hops, bourbon, and caramel. Hoppy and sweet are pretty balanced.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. 2013. Pours a speckled deep ruby and an off-white cap. Sticky lacing. Aroma of vanilla cake, bourbon, raisin, caramel. Taste is quite sweet and a bit tangy. Sticky mouthfeel, medium dry finish.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at bottlemixx. This beer has it all going on except the vanilla. More vanilla then bourbon. Body and palate are awesome.
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