drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2014luttonm (6158) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2017
6/15/14. 22oz bottle from 5 Points. BA Amber ale FFS? Oh well, here goes. Amber red pour with a small khaki head (even with a strong pour) that fades and laces a touch. Mild aroma, just hints of bourbon, a nice oak and vanilla aspect, surprisingly, lots of caramel, and an aspect that reminds me of granola or oatmeal in a way. Sweet-ish flavor, lightly nutty, blends surprisingly well with the barrel, which adds mild oak and vanilla on top of caramel and doughiness from the beer. Iím surprised I didnít hate this. Not saying itís amazeballs or anything, but I was ready to hate.
GG, Seattle. Thick, soft off-white foam. Very dark malty brown-black. Sweet, dark brown malt nose, malt reduction. Body has overtones of sweet vanilla barrel, but nothing too distinct. Vanilla overtones on a lighter, almost watery at times, amber-brown flavor profile. Some alcohol bitterness around edge. Round fruitiness in middle. This is all over the place. Plenty good, plenty distracting. Odd flavor profile for the dark appearance. JFGrind (2042) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Dark pour, thin head medium bodied Amber with malt, oak and caramel flavors. Bourbon came through in the aroma and mouthfeel. Not an overbearing boozy beer. Bricks (1118) - Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Nice dark brown appearance, great foamy head. Smell of bourbon, coconut, malt. Taste of malt, coconut, vanilla, bourbon.. a little thin, a bit heavy on the malt for me. Overall, a solid amber. HighlanderOne (1313) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2016
On tap at Millstone in Rock Hill. Faint malt vanilla aroma. Dark Amber with lacing. The bourbon flavors (vanilla and wood) blend well with the sweetness of the ale. Also a dry feel. Well done. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2016
On tap at Anderson Valley. Pour is amber/red with a small beige head. Flavor and aroma of bourbon cask, light grain, peat, vanilla, and a bit of leather.
Jade (434) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2016
Red gold, slightly opaque with a creamy head. Lovely aroma, almost chocolate. Very malty. Thick and satisfying in the mouth, leaves a caramel type aftertaste. Itís a damn good beer. Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
Good retained head on amber body. Smooth, no booziness at all. Good fruity taste and smell from the bourbon. Davros (3132) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
Pours dark amber with a small head.
Nose shows coconut, vanilla, caramel and biscuit-like malt.
Flavours include more coconut and vanilla, sweet malt and caramel. markducommun (1095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Cloudy mahogany, ample tan head. Fruity, sweet malty grain. Sweet. Medium body, light carbonation, chewy. Fine. fletchfighters (1519) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2015
Nice lower ABV BA beer.
Raisin, toffee, burnt sugar, grape, malt, oak and bourbon.
Soft in the taste but great feel, very rich and bigger than the ABV leads on