cwsample (164) - Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from a homebrew club member. Dark brown with a tan head. Bourbon definitely comes across. Good flavor, not over the top. Cavie (4808) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Who is a slightly murky reddish-brown color with a slight ring 10 head. aroma is bourbon would with some effervescent notes are touching this really get you going. whatever is right up front when you tasted, and has a sticky syrupy note to it. rating courtesy Siri bitches
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28th February 2011phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Very hazy brown beer. Ghost of a white head. Light palate. Low carbonation but does have a slightly crispy feel. Surprisingly watery flavours here. Slightly sour woody malt. Trace of vanilla and bourbon. Minerals. Semi dry finish. Curious beer - was expecting much bolder flavours.
750 ml bottle from The Party Source, purchased in mid-late 2011. Pours a cloudy amber-nut-brown color with a medium beige head. When I first pour it, I get a nice bourbon barrel aroma balanced by the peat character from the Scotch ale, and thought BBC had nailed it - warm bourbon, toasted oak, caramel, vanilla, peat, and earth. But after a few minutes, that all seemed to fade and this became considerably weaker and fruitier. Same with the flavor. The first few sips reveal big Scotch peatiness, wood, bourbon, toffee, and toasted brown sugar; the rest becomes overripe fruit with backing oak. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a quick finish. What happened? Did this not do well after several months in the bottle? Is it just 5 minutes of exposure to air that kills it? Either way, this seemed so promising when we opened it and then just vanished. bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
750 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a reddish/chestnut brown color with about a half inch light tan head. The head doesn’t stay around for very long, and there’s a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is pretty nice, it smells like bourbon, vanilla, toffee, and a bit of dark fruit (raisins, figs). Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, except that there’s some peat flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and smooth with low/moderate carbonation. I think it’s a solid overall brew, and definitely worth trying.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Clear (I think) deep amber brown color. Just one finger of frothy off-white head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.
4.5 S: The bourbon is just touch stronger than the base beer. Leathery bourbon with melon and peat notes. Good amounts of oak and vanilla as well. The underlying beer is malty sweet with caramel and toffee being apparent. Dark fruits with focus on sugar plums, figs, and sweetened raisins. Very nice nose on this.
4.0 T: The taste is good, but it’s missing the thick, aggressive sweetness that defines the style. In a sentence, the taste is like the nose watered down. Even the bourbon isn’t as prominent, but it still offers the flavors listed above. There is much less caramel and toffee than in the nose and the candied fruits take a substantial (those not quite as large) hit.
3.0 M: Here is the worst aspect of the brew and this aspect caused a lower taste score. The lighter medium body is just too damn light for the style and bourbon treatment. The carbonation is fine, but the creaminess is missing. Smooth though.
3.5 D: If this was mashed a bit higher, this would have been a helluva lot better. Still, as it is it’s not bad, but the nose indicated that this was a missed opportunity to make something great.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-13-2011 02:00:57
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Clear copper pour with no head. Aroma of apple cider (caramel, apple, spice) and booze. Bourbon and apple flavor with a bit of tartness and spice before a bourbony finish. Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
This beer is a murky dark brownish-amber color with a medium light tan head that lasts awhile. Rings of lacing on the glass. Bourbon aroma with notes of bready malt and fruit behind it. Full-bodied with a boozy character and flavors of peaty malt, hops, caramel and vanilla. The finish is lingering bourbon and earthy malt. Above average overall. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Deep amber red with no head. Caramel, toffee, and bourbon aroma and taste with a grassy vanilla and oak finish. Tmoney99 (14983) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted malt and bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. A smooth complex brew.
Earlier Rating: 12/6/2007 Total Score: 4
Draft at Shelbyville Road under the name Pitched Kilt. Poured clear dark brown color with a moderate light brown creamy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good caramel toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Good well balanced bourbon and tart fruit malty flavor with a moderate smooth balanced finish of long duration. This is a standout brew.