cubs (10677) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Tap @ Bells. Clear, dark orange appearance with a white head. Pretty rich rye malty, whiskey, oaky, toffee aroma. Pretty light pale malty, grainy flavor with the thicker rye maltiness, vanilla, oak, and whiskey following. Cool beer for sure to try. I think they should bottle this shit. It’s very easy to drink and full of flavor- better than Lenny’s RIPA in my opinion. deyholla (11914) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Sampled from the tap at 2011 FOBAB. Poured a near clear golden amber with a yellowish brown head that lasted throughout hte beer. Aroma had a nice amount of rye backed by some sweetness with some vanilla for the barrel. Flavor was nice with rye and vanilla combining nicely and backed by sweet grains. coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pours a clear gold......tastes strongly of bourbon and not a lot else. The original isn’t heavy on flavor either but the barrel aging doesn’t really help it. Mediocre beer I guess.... Barrel aging isn’t for all beer. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
FoBAB 9. Transparent amber gold, thin white head, ring large. Light dough, bubble gum, and grass in the nose. Flavor better with less estery profile, more grassy bitterness, grain rounded with some accented dough, lightly sugary through the pleasant finish, well carbonated keeping the entire thing lively. MrBunn (2841) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Sample at Eccentric. Golden body with overpowering nose of whiskey and rye. Flavor is sugary with a hint of bourbon or something. Not as interesting as I was hoping for.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2012
bourbon barrel golden ale...exactly as advertised. clear amber with minimal head. bourbon and subtle vanilla dominate the trace citrus and bitter hops. oaky and woody flavor with soft hops and malts as well.. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Draft at FoBAB 9. Pours a nice enough whiskey amber, white head and gold at the edges. Nose is a hit of spicy rye, some vanilla and a strong grain presence. Lots of grainy components. On tasting, it kind of falls apart. The rye graininess comes across as harsh and astringent and the oak throws in some unwelcomed tannins. More vanilla comes in. Very grain forward. Not really that good. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at Fobab 9. Pours clear golden amber with small white head. Faint aroma of rye and grains with some barrel. Flavor was really grainy some faint rye and the whiskey barrel really didn’t work leaving a weird aftertaste. Really didn’t care for this at all. User29624 (1683) - - NOV 20, 2011
FOBAB 2011. Pours amber with white head. Vanilla and rye aroma. Had a little higher hopes for this one - but it was only average. Rye and grainy flavor.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
FOBAB 2011. Pours a slightly clouded, dull golden colored body with a thin, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has lots of spicy rye. Kind of a weird sweetness to it as well with some citrus and grain behind the rye. A light whiskey barrel and vanilla. Flavor is very weird. Lots of spicy, odd flavored rye up front. A very astringent spicing. Some of the citrus comes in during the middle with some grain before the barrel aging takes over the finish. Lots of whiskey and wood at the end as this wraps up dry with some vanilla coming out in a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, this didn’t work for me. Tasted like borscht. Lots of blended rye bread with a touch of grain and a lot of whiskey-wood at the end with a weird vanilla. Interesting, but not very good.