kathouse (1039) - 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.
MrFecesious (1013) - 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 (989) - 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 (659) - 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!
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. The bourbon is so upfront it’s hard to believe it is not, well, bourbon. A nice hint of sweetness and earthy vanilla. Only got a taste but must come back for a full tap.
TimsRatings (420) - - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky brown/copper with just a touch of head. Very mild aroma hinting of vanilla and bourbon. The vanilla takes a commanding presence in the taste - well above any other flavor.
If you are as big of a fan of vanilla as I am of chocolate, you'll love this.
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wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cool.
Aroma: Cascade hops definitely stand out. A little bit fruity; jelly. Boozy heat.
Appearance: Hazy, deep caramel body, with an exceptionally thin, white head. Not a lot of lacing.
Taste: Caramel and toffee, moderate+ booze, just barely any vanilla.
Palate: Medium+ body, slightly slick. Moderate carbonation, between soft and prickly. Finish is medium+ and finishes on booze and chocolate.
Overall: Not a whole lot of vanilla. Not even a mild amount of vanilla. You have to search for the vanilla, which is kind of frustrating. Tasty stuff though!
improvjock (323) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with tan head. Both aroma and taste consist mainly of bourbon and vanilla. A bit oaky with a very smooth finish. I love this beer; it’s expensive, but really good. Great for a special occasion or to just sit back, sip, and enjoy.
mnoud (281) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014.03.30 - Widmer Brothers Banilla Barrel Aged Brrrbon - on tap at Dan's.
Very tasty, almost dangerously smooth. You can definitely taste vanilla but it is not near anything I'd call a dessert beer.
Overall, about as expected. Repeat purchase worthy.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Valhalla.. Pour is a clear dark amber with a nice white fluffy head.. Not what I was expecting. Aroma is bourbon, oak, cherries. Taste is incredible.. very nice bourbon upfront with a smooth lingering vanilla bean finish. Some dark fruit and some sweetness. Soft light mouthfeel.. crisp. ABV is well hidden. Beautiful beer. Was very impressed with this one