seymour (1591) - 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.
GothGargoyle (1574) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby brown with a lot of particulates and a fluffy white head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, dates. Medium-full bodied, sweet on the palate with a boozy finish. Flavours are vanilla, bourbon, dates, caramel.
pdx77 (1466) - 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.
gregwilsonstl (1255) - Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bourbon. Hints of vanilla. Woody and Oak. Not as hot as I’d expect for the alcohol content. Thanks carter.
monk191 (1222) - California, 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 (1203) - 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.
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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MrFecesious (1196) - 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.
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap, pours a cloudy hazy plum color with a thin thick head that laces well. nice bold nose of oak and alcohol and malt. attack is a bit sweet, more like a barley wine. finish is a bit wet and muddy. still a good beer.
Ericular (739) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Brick’s Pub. Mild aroma with some bourbon and maybe a little vanilla. Taste is boozy, malty with caramel - hardly any vanilla. Vanilla more evident in retronasal. Expected more vanilla!