jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
on tap-pours copper with an offwhite head. Aroma is whiskey, medium malt-caramel. Taste is whiskey, medium malt-caramel, herbal hop bite.
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
20th anniversary bottle. Shared at a tasting. Aroma is caramel with some whiskey notes. Taste is similar. Not that great, but still happy I got to try it. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle at Daknolefest shared by AZeagle. Brown pour, tannish head. Lots of bourbon, caramel, some light apple flavors and bready, doughy malts. Flavor is bourbon, caramel and toothpick notes. fletchfighters (1520) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
A-- Poured a dark brown cola color and settled a brownish black color. Half finger of white head that went to a decent collar on the sides of the glass. Just touches of spotty lacing.
S-- Burnt toffee, orange peel, salted cashews, oak, and whiskey. Good nose and well balanced with the base beer and the barrel treatment.
T-- English malts really make this stand out. Lots of orange and toffee flavors. Touches of nutmeg. Hops have pretty well faded out and much more like a wee heavy at this point.
M-- A bit on the heavy side. Got a bit over it at the end of sharing this. Maybe needed a bit more carbonation or I should have drank this sooner.
O-- Really well balanced BA beer. Like that it was also a style that works with a touch of a BA treatment. Still got the base beer and still got what the beer was about.
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 2, 2013
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Hazy, dark rusty brown with a fine, creamy tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel, vanilla, prunes, dates and toffee.
Taste of toffee, vanilla, caramel, dates, prunes, lemongrass, hops, alcohol and candy sweetness.
Full body and low/medium carbonization.
This brew bares little resemblance to an ESB, but does make a fairly decent (albeit sweet) brune ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Pours very dark. Loads of oaky barrel and a decent bourbony taste as well. Very good. dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours mahogany with beige head. Nose subtle with brown sugar and tangy whiskey. Smooth tootsie roll malt moving into slight persimmon notes and a resinous hop. Finishes with oaky whiskey and slight alcohol burn. Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bomber - nutty with the obvious barrel age presence. Word word word word word. Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Smells bready, caramel, slightly sweet. Tastes chocolatey, a nice whiskey flavor- nothing overwhelming, fruity, vanilla. Pretty good, Bamsen78 (5336) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Draught @ The Ginger Man, NYC. Pours slightly hazy amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops with notes of malt and citrus. Sweet, malty and caramellish flavour with notes of fruit and alcohol. Mildly bitter-sweet finish. Warming alcohol presence. OK.