hokiebeerguy (21) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
A pale hazy golden color, with a strong aroma of bourbon, and a taste of bourbon that is extremely strong, yet sweeten by the ale. Interesting beer, and definitely for those who love bourbon RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
This beer introduces itself with a sour citric acid and yeast aroma. It is golden in color and only has a glaze of a head. This beer fills the mouth with the hearty taste of oak. The finish is bitter sweet with the taste of alcohol sliding in at the last moment. Ungstrup (38852) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
An unclear orange beer with a disappearing off-white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of bourbon as well as light light dusty hoppy notes. The flavor is very sweet with light notes of bourbon and wood, as well as a light alcohol burn. beastiefan2k (4179) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 Bottling - July 2005, Case Bottle # - 390. Bought December 2005. Fridged until March 3. Drank in a Chimay Goblet. Poured with a small head, a good amount of carbonation, vortex in the Goblet. Color is light, murky, honey. Aroma is floral, mainly citrusy but not zingy. The smell is not too strong but present. Medium body and the taste is very balanced. A lot of the Belgian flavor is present but subdued because of the bourbon. However, the bourbon is felt most at the finish. You can feel it in your throat for many minutes after the sip. I like this beer because it is balanced, neither the bourbon or Belgian part fully take over but both are definitely there. The 11% is very well hidden and it is light for such a high content beer. 7/4/8/4/16. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Re-rate: on tap at the 4th Ave Pub, I would think whatever the latest batch is. Aroma is sweet Belgian dough. Taste is thick sweet alcohol with complementary sweet Belgian aspects. 8/4/8/16.
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, yeast, some fruit and spice. Taste is yeasty and medicinal, can really taste the alcohol in this one.
Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Unclear yellow with a white head. Sharp fruity and woody aroma with whisky characters and vanilla tones - interesting! Vanilla, oak, orange flavor. Sweet with a sour edge. Full and dry on the tongue. Nice. Krausen (102) - USA - FEB 18, 2006
The nose has citrus, vanilla and some lambic like rough character. The body is very malty with some fruity characteristics and finishes with a creamy rich softness. Really, there is a lot going on in this beer! As it warmed I got a bad wet sock flavor that was quite unpleasant. The carbonation was pretty low as well. Don’t get me wrong, this beer was really good and worth seeking out and with some time in the cellar will be exceptional. Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Bottling: July 2005
The beer after it’s disemboguing from the 22-ounce cork and caged bottle sets in the glass a honeyed gold color, the head is meaningful in size, the texture creamy and the color a pleasant off white, after its depletion, the lace forms a fine coating upon the glass. Nose has a citrus like crispness, hints of alcohol, corn, and a vanilla like tone, quite a sniffer this one, start is somewhat sweet with a purposeful grain profile, the top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is sternly acidic, the hops bashed by the alcohol, quite dry, vinous, and a definite tummy warming noticed, a real “Hoot”, just got to love the brewers at Allagash, they certainly know how to put together one hell of a line of beers.
brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Tapper served in a tulip glass. Creamsicle aroma with alcohol overtones, vanilla ,citrus ,and assorted sweet spicing, with a distinct bourbon enhancement, but nowhere near as much as I had heard was in the bottled version. Very good brew. Suttree (6537) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Cloudy gold, nice thick foamy head. Aroma is a mix of vanilla, orange, bourbon and poundcake. Flavor is a nice mix af sweet and spicy, with an overriding bourbon flavor throughout. The best way to describe it it that it taste exactly likw what you imagine a tripel aged in bourbon barrels would taste like. Interesting, but ultimately the flavors don’t meld as much as I’d like. Purchased at Greenlife grocery, Asheville NC. October 05 bottling (11%)