Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Courtesy of EyeDrinkAledarkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle: The aroma consists of light chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and faint oak. It pours a hazy orangish-brown with a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate. It finishes with mild bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of nuttiness. Very smooth and drinkable. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel.
From C&P Throwdown. Pours a dark brown with a puffy tan head. Big woody oaky nose with tons of caramel and chocolate. A slight hint of bourbon but its well integrated. Perfect carbonation which is fairly low for a brown ale. Pretty heavy mouthfeel for a brown ale. Rich and decadent. This is really great for a brown ale. bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle at CPLYFO throwdown. Dark brown with a redish glow. Tanish head. Caramel and chocolate kick you in the face and bourbon is right there. Very roasty malts. Bourbon gives it an almost but not quite sour characteristic. Really woody. Dig it SONNNN! Another winner from Brooklyn! Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
CPLYFO 09. Bottle shared by Miketd!!! Pours a nice brown body with a good head, and some lace. Aroma is lots of sweet smooth nutty and caramel- bourbon- brown sugar, fruity esters, green raisin, plums, new wood- oak vanilla. Flavor is a light yeastiness fruits, lots of bourbo, toasted and nutty malts, hints of chocolate, with a dry light paper hint in the end with a bourbon heat coming through as it warms. Pretty good. hopscotch (11427) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2009 Bottle... C&P’sLYFO Throwdown... Pours dark brown with a medium-sized beige head. The aroma provides gobs of caramel and chocolate alongside lesser notes of licorice and light molasses. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with laid back carbonation. The flavor is of caramel, bourbon and cocoa. The bourbon complements rather than dominates. Very nice. Bottle provided by miketd! * * Video = http://homepage.mac.com/maltajo/RATEBEER/iMovieThe
Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle, courtesy miketd. This one pours a hazy, translucent dark brown color with a small, foamy, cream colored head. Spotty lacing marks the glass. The aroma is really nice and chocolaty, with heaps of toasted caramel and chewy nougat. Sour mash bourbon does what it does best, imparting its twangy, oaky barrel influence to the willing brown malts. Flavors show similar notes of dried dark cocoa, evaporated milk, dark caramel, and of course Kentucky bourbon. Everything is drawn together quite nicely. Medium-plus and smooth on the palate, the light alcohol warmth is close to what it should be, perhaps just a shade too hot. This reminds me a little bit of a poor man’s Dark Knight Returns. Damn nice beer. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. miketd you rock. Nice brown pour wtih a tan colored head. Bourbon smacks your nose upon opening it and keep smacking your nose throughout. Some vanilla, oak and caramel matls are evident but as you drink it the bourbon just kicks ass. What a great beer to try. gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
C&PLYFOTD: Bottle, courtesy miketd. Dark brown pour, thick lacing and frothy head. Spicy nose, woodsy oak, vanilla and thick chocolate with a slight coffee must. Rich woodsy flavors, with tons of chocolate, caramel and lots of spices. Full and rich, very delicious, and could get better in the coming months. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Pours a dark brown, with a medium tan head. Smells of sweet caramel cream, bourbon, wood, and dark malts mixed together. the flavor was smooth and creamy as well, the bourbonis pretty bold in the flavor and very evident. i got alot of wood and dark malts blended nicely together up front, with a smooth bourboney finish. very interesting and tasty brew. I dug this one. dalekliz (927) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle, shared at WeeHeavySDs 2000th rating party, with thanks to wetherel! Pours a deep dark reddish-brown with an off-white head. Big aroma, sour, sharp, and sweet - of juicy fruits, malt, pine, sugar, bourbon. Taste is quite sweet and sharp, of bourbon, malt, herbs, and sugar. Lingering sharp bourbon flavors. Different and very tasty.