AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated at the Holiday Ale Festival in Portland Oregon. This was a murky brown, with a minimal head, that diminished fairly quickly. Malty / alcohol nose, but not unpleasant. Smooth up front, with the bourbon taste still present, though not overpowering as in the Bourbon Bock. Smooth malty middle, and a bitter finish, with the alcohol making a comeback. Nice, complex, and warming, though I have no idea of the alcohol content. My favorite of the festival.