Alpha10 (817) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
2016/04/23 - Pours a translucent amber brown colour with a foamy, off white head the quickly reduces and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is oak, vanilla, bourbon, toffee, light nutty notes and sweet bread. Taste is oaky-vanilla, light bourbon, sweet bread, caramel and biscuit. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly watery with average carbonation and a long, slightly sweet, lightly warming finish. I was really excited for this one, but found it a little bland.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from I can’t remember where. Pours a hazy brown with a white head. Nose is big nuts- pecans, mild peanut, and some woody notes, I get some sweet malt and some oaky barrel notes, but almost no bourbon. Flavor is similar--big and nutty, not really barrel or booze, but a sweet pecan flavor throughout, much more so than any other Abita beer. The best Abita beer I have tried to date, make no mistake. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Nearly clear deep amber mahogany color. One finger of frothy/fizzy beige head. Retention is poor and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: This smells delicious. It has all kinds of things I love. Pecans with added nuttiness from the base beer. Maple syrup is quite potent. Bourbon is on the fruitier side - melon, apple, honeydew, but also has earthy leather, raisin, vanilla, and oak. Toasty malts underneath.
3.0 T: The taste just doesn’t live up to the nose. The aromas so powerful in the nose just muddle together. I suppose the bourbon is the strongest component of the taste. Leather, apple, and raisin. The pecans are subtle, as is the maple syrup. Toasty malts underneath. It’s not bad, but it’s disappointing given what I was expecting. Somewhat dry, could use a stronger, sweeter malt base.
3.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This needs a lot more body.
3.0 D: The concept is balling. The execution isn’t.
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DavoleBomb, Oct 03, 2015 jflopsu (1734) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Pours an amber-brown. Has a strong aroma of caramel, sugar, and strong bourbon. A strong bourbon taste with some malts, caramel, nuts, and grains. A sweet syrup-y aftertaste. drowland (8955) - Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2016
2/7/16. 22oz bomber from Warehouse. I’ve been skipping this for weeks. Getting desperate for ticks. Brown pour with a small khaki head. Weird forward bourbon aroma with loads of pecan. Weird caramel and bourbon flavor, too much bourbon, nutty. Reminds me of that Kentucky Bourbon Ale garbage, which is not a good thing.
chucklemation (1747) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours a brown color with a long-lasting white head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is sweet caramel and toffee, with the oak and vanilla more subtle. I don’t get any pecan or any nuttiness, really. Flavor has an almost cloying sweetness and the body is smooth. Though not quite what it advertises, what it is still tastes good. MetalNHopHead (2129) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Qualifying for the category of Is This Even Still Considered Brown Ale(?), Bourbon Street Maple Pecan shows off more complexity, flavor, and flat-out weirdness than many other beers in this style. Caramel and syrup sweetness mixed with the dank, oaky notes of old bourbon barrels. Pecans, interestingly, are pretty much absent. Feel is quite dry and a bit aggressive with the wood and alcohol. This beer is imperfect but damn interesting. abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Not impressed. Pours light brown with an off white head. Aroma is somewhat sour with a sweet syrup finish. HuskerTan (2337) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2016
A- Sweet, maple, nuts, sweet and sour mix, oak, whisky.
A- Reddish brown color, hazy liquid, tan head.
T- Sweet, malty, fake maple syrup, slightly tart, oak.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly off finish.
O- This tasted like it was almost flirting with infection. A bit tart and sour although I’m sure it was just from the oak and whisky. Didn’t get much pecan other than it seemed to add a dryness to it. The maple was not a real smoky maple flavor. Just not what this beer should have been. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle pours with a clear brown body that supports a thin off white head. The aroma offers up some nice nutty notes to go along with sweet malts and sweet molasses. The thin taste delivers muted nuttiness and then some molasses like sweetness to midway. It gets a little more nutty here and there but the thin body and shallow depth make for a pretty straight forward beer experience rather than a rich one. Still it’s pretty nice stuff.