Kjb135 (20) - - JUL 26, 2012
Ruddy red pour nearly no head or dissipates quickly. Syrup thick and almost no bourbon notes unless heavily sought for. Light wee heavy verydrinkable but nothing extroardinary. Prettier than it is tasty.bit of tang on the finish cant place it. Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at The Hopping Pig. Very deep amber. Taste is pretty similar to the regular piper down. Hopefully this actually
Is the bourbon barrel version. Any bourbon character I’m getting is pretty limited iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Speed rate. Tap at OB Noodle House. Clear auburn ruby, small beige head. Nice bourbon nose, though the flavor gets tangy and I don’t enjoy that. Tangy in the nose when it warms, too. Detracts quite a bit, even though sourness peaked at a 2. The body is thin, losing some richness from the barrel. Medium body, mod carbonation. Not what I was hoping for. aleph (231) - - JUN 15, 2012
Draught @ Ballast Point. Dark red amber. Strong bourbon and vanilla notes over a malty base, some chocolate too. Medium strong bodied, wet mouthfeel. Flavor, as usual for Ballast Point, is too watery. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big Bourbon aroma. Lots of barrel oak that follows. This was a super tasty scotch ale with the great bourbon flavors. Loved drinking this but not too much as the flavors become overpowering.
JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Draught Medium to good yellow head over chestnut-coloured beer. Horrible chlorine-halogen nose - not from the beer but from the glass-washing - at the brewery, if you please! Whiff of Bourbon, finally. Sweet Bourbon-vanilla, wood, milk-chocolate, coloured malts and fruity, berry-like finish. Quite slick, medium to rather well-bodied, tad of alcohol. Shame about the nose ( brewery explains new washing dispenser, not fine-tuned at the moment of visiting - noted.) robertjm (895) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Draft at Beer Revolution. Nice creamy head. Falls fairly quickly. Somewhat sour aroma. Flavor is strange. Reminds me of peanut SHELLS that you chew on by accident. No smokiness per se. Almost tastes like it has wild yeast in there. Thin body. Not digging it at all. marcus (10577) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
On tap at Stone Brewing. Pours brown with a modest beige head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a very dry smoked malt flavor with a note of bourbon. A nice brew. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Clearish amber pour. Aroma is oak with hints of bourbon and sugar. Taste is taste is mild bourbon and grains with brown sugar. Great stuff for such low alcohol 48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
On tap at brewery. Dark maple pour with thick but quickly dicipated head. Nose is malt, toffee and fairly light bourbon. Taste is fairly typical Scottish which to me is a Wee Heavy Light. Nice crisp bite with very little sweetness. Bourbon is light as well but just the right amount based on the other flavors and mouthfeel. Very drinkable but don’t think of this as a "Big Beer" since it weighs in at only 5.6%.