Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
On tap at Cole’s. Wafts bourbon. Very dark brown colour. Easy creamy brown ale that is very bourbon, well integrated. Mouthfeel is middling. thewolf (12932) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle @ CBF, 2010.deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Pours light hazy red-brown with a small, creamy, yellowish head. Fine lacing. Aroma has liqourice, light malty sweetness, oak, softly roasted. Medium carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is a little tame perhaps, light smoky, chocolate, dry, bitter, toasted caramel. A bit too sweet for me.
On tap at Jackie O’s during the Barrel Aged Beer Festival. Poured a hazy yellow brown with a light brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma was full of sweet grain and caramel with a nice sweet bourbon note. Flavor was similar with the sweet grain and caramel being backed by a nice bourbon note. Beer went down smooth as well. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2010
22 oz bottle @Jimmack Invitational thanks Pat–pours a light tan ring for a head and brown color. Aroma is bourbon/wood, sweet medium/dark malt. Taste is bourbon/wood, sweet medium/dark malt, dark fruit. hopscotch (11420) - 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
alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2016
750 ml bottle shared by eyedrinkale at Kuhnhenn in 08 and again from a growler picked up in Kentucky in 2010 from notes. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, toffee, some toasted malt, stronger bourbon, a splash of vanilla and wood, a little funk, interesting. 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. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
Date: April 16, 2010
Source: Barley’s, Asheville NC
Appearance: opaque brown, big creamy tan head, thick lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of bourbon, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet chocolate and vanilla flavor, caramel candy, nice bourbon character, light oak, little to no apparent bitterness, nice spicy Manhatten character
Overall: very well balanced with lots of flavor in a more sessionable beer (and, yes, I consider 7.5% sessionable), edit: I had been sessioning several 7.5% beers when I said 7.5% was sessionable. The next morning disagreed.
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Clear amber with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and dark fruits. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits and toffee. Finished sweet. JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
Cask at Swift Hibernian Lounge. The nose is quite lovely. Soft vanilla and a bit of cocoa with a kiss of light herbal character. The flavour shows a light peppery booziness over a light bourbon sweetness. There is a touch of rye-like spiciness and a little bit of cocoa on the back. Easy to drink with a nice combination of the malt and the barrel. Soft and sweet but fairly complex. Pretty tasty.