ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden, coppery color with minimal beige colored head that rests out. Aroma is bourbon, toasted malts, oak. Flavor is caramel, peat, bourbon, oak, bourbon, slight alcohol. Palate if full bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, resinous finish. Great stuff! dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2007
this beer pours a golden orange color with a small white head. Wow this beer has quite a sweetness to it! actually it seems more vinegary than sweet I think. It’s very different. I can taste the bourbon, but it is a sweet bourbon. This is quite a unique beer! I like it though! I will be buying this one again. Cheers! rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2007
750ml bottle, bottled june 2006, hazy honey gold hue, with an off-white head, with a bready malt nose, nice bourbon oakiness note, hint of cookie dough, faint fruitiness, a touch of vanilla spiciness, with a subtle cherryish, when it’s get warmer a kind of vinous-vinegary garlic aroma shows up, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty bready character, good mouthfeel caramelized malt and bourbon sweetness, oakiness with a fruity cherryish accent, with an alcoholic note, leading towards a mild bourbonesque finish. awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Poured a hazy orange with minimal head. I could smell the bourbon right off the bat and was disturbed by that. I wouldn’t recommend anyone drinking this unless they had a lot of time. The bourbon overtakes everything on this beer. It took me close to an hour to finish and I wish I had only done half of the bottle. Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy light gold with a thin white head. Very strong bourbon aroma that seems to overpower anything else. Oatmeal, malt and a slightly sweet caramel flavor. Bourbon through the whole thing. Good sipping beer. A
jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2006
See-through golden pour with creamy, diminishing head. Lively nose that is dominated by cask wood and bourbon, an aroma that does not overwhelm all the other aromas — sweet cookie dough and toffee, peat, pineapple, ripe fruit, port, vanilla. Very sweet flavor with moderate acidity and bitterness. Tangy, peppery finish brought on by the alcohol. The mouthfeel is creamy, a hallmark of Allagash. Still, the texture is a bit watery. The balance between the qualities of the tripel and bourbon barrel aging is excellent. Unique and tasty. boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 First batch. SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Fresh: Pours a beautiful hazy amber that clears somewhat, rather quickly. I almost fell over when the cork came out, Monstrous, almost disastrous bourbon aroma, followed by what seems like a windstorm of peat and brown sugar. I do really enjoy bourbon barrel aged beers and as of yet haven’t grown tired of this popular trend, especially with belgian style beer. Taste is so bourbon rich I think some must have been added at bottling. Also tastes of caramel, trappist yeast(Westmalle), raspberry or cherry. Finish is long and very warming. Excellent, but oh so young.
20 months: Bourbon has mellowed considerably in aroma and to a lesser extent in the taste, now this beer shines with incredible complexities. Nutty and dried fruit tastes come to the fore after the whisky steps to the side. Awesome.
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2007 Bottle Feb 2006 - pours a clear honey orange with a puffy head that leaves a thin skim of foam. Classic Allagash lacing of course. Oak immediately hits me in the nose, followed by soft cherries, earthy yeasts, sweet hay and caramalized whiskey. First sip is softly carbed with equally soft notes of caramel and bourbon. Yeasty esthers rise through the heavy malts, adding a fruity depth. The 11% ABV is nowhere to be found. The caramel sweetness intensifies in the finish, leaving a great slickness behind. Fantastic. LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2006
750 ml bottle. Bottled June 2006.
Hazy golden color with white head. Sweat aroma and taste. Buurbon taste with a dry after taste. If you like Jim Beam you will like this beer. jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Hopscotch from 2006 batch. Straw blonde pour w/ a small head. Initial mouthfeel is a little light and a tad bit watery, but the finish is spicy hot w/ alcohol and bourbon notes. Good, but would like a little more taste on the front of the tongue. Finish is huge, but mouthfeel is light.