wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Tasted on draft at FoBAB 2011. Pours hazy golden with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thin, uneven lace. The nose is dusty lettuce, dill pickles, and a hint of hops bitterness and spicy rye. The flavor is the same dusty lettuce, dill pickle, spicy rye, and some nice bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long dusty pickled finish. 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.. MrBunn (2865) - 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. Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Sample at FOBAB, 2011. Standard, pale orange colored on the medium bodied pour, with a creamy, frothy white head. Lots of hazy, mashed rye grain, off citrus notes, minor boozy whisky, and then some more rye cereal in the nose. It then drinks like blended rye toast and watered down whisky. Really, rye cereal grains are just everywhere. Some flavor notes of peanut butter and creamy oats. Some hoppy citrus in there for balance. Overall, this one one through me off from the first sip. Bells... this truly wasn’t your finest product, but I still will always support your efforts to be creative. 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.
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. MrChopin (4305) - 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. deyholla (12582) - 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. User29624 (1687) - - 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.