Leighton (20650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Kickbacks, RBWG - thanks Matt! Pours clear, dark brown with a light, beige cream head. Nose holds dark fruits, butterscotch, toffee. Medium sweet flavor with mild dryness, lightly tangy dark malts, bits of alcohol, some rich bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, some sticky sugars, dark berries, apple, pineapple. Novel.
Tmoney99 (14206) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and bourbon wood aroma. Medium body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bourbon sweet flavor with a medium bourbon sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-lt tan-brown. A-very soft toffee as it warms. T-bourbon, dk fruit, roasty/toffee-med malt, some earthy hops. Med body.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at JP Henley’s in St Augustine, FL. Flat, murky, deep ruby pour with no head formation/lace. Nose is nice milk chocolate/malted milk balls. Taste up front is heavier Makers Mark or similar bourbon- sweet red cherries and soft booziness. Very obvious barrel character doesn’t overwhelm but adds a thickness/richness that is absent in the normal Duke’s Brown Ale. Past the bourbon some tart, cherry cola comes through. Tart lemon body. Perhaps some rum filed dark chocolate truffle. It pains me to say it but this is one of Bold City’s better beers even though BA’ing a 7% brown ale sounds like a disaster. Good stuff. I guess they gave up on the "L" and "D" anniversary stouts.
phaleslu (9925) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Kickbacks, served in a footed glass. Pours a cloudy brown color with gold highlights and a small off-white head. The aroma shows some tart fruits right away (not a good sign) that give way to oak, vanilla, butterscotch, and toasted caramel. The flavor is the same. Super light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Leaves the palate in an instant. Might be showing some mild signs of infection.
drowland (8489) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/23/12. On tap at Bold City’s 4th Anniversary Party. Brown pour with a small khaki head. Straight bourbon aroma, woody and sweet, but not all that complex and lacking depth from the base beer. Bourbon flavor as well with coconut candy and wood. The BA is actually fine, but I just don’t think the base beer can take it.
decaturstevo (6146) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour with a hinto red and creamy light tan head and lace. Aroma of light chocolate and roasted malt. Sour malt, light chocolate with a dry finish. Thin watery and fizzy.
jbruner (4582) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown on tap with little to no head or lace. Aroma is bourbon vanilla sweetness up front, hint of roasty caramel malt behind it. Taste is big on the bourbon for sure, very nice, sweet and boozy. One of the best beers I’ve had from them.
BREWMUSKCLES (2647) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel and hint of cocoa with a bit of vanilla and a dominant taste of plastic. smooth with substantial and frothy head with essence of scratch. still tastes like someone took whatever was handy and made beer. someone who really knows what they are doing.
Luvystypotables (1862) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild almost no existent aroma of malt, pours a clear amber with a short head. Weak malt taste with a watery feel and a phenolic malt finish.