Christian (13769) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, bouron and vineous alcohol. Sweet and malty flavour with a slightly tart tannic note and some oak. A bit cloying in the sweetness and with notable alcohol crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Something about this one didn’t agree with me. MAripan and maraschino cherries dominate the smell. Flavor is sweet, boozy, but ultimately limp. BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle shared by ratman. Pours brown with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates, port, and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, toasted, nutty), average hops (earthy, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, alcohol, dates, port, and brown sugar. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish. Dogbrick (13518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale on 08/27/2011. This brew is a murky reddish-brown color with a thin tan head that was nearly gone by the time the glass got to me. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of peaty malt, bourbon and vanilla. Rich body with an oaky bourbon character and notes of dark malts, vanilla and figs. The finish is earthy malt and bourbon. Good all around. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of peat, wood, bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor of oak, peat, caramel malt, earth, and roastiness with a dry finish.
j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. Pours a clear brown with red hints and a thin white head. Bourbon, vanilla and toast on the nose. Nutty and smooth, toast and vanilla. Light vanilla and a little more toast. Tasty. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2010
750ml bottle acquired in trade with daknole (thanks!). Poured a brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, wood, peat, earthy, and dark fruits. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, earthy, some bourbon, and wood. Sammy (12596) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
Clear winner of our horizontal tasting, thanks Tom. Big brown coloured beer. The bourbon is there and dominant, but it was well done. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 750ml bottle @Noogfest High5–pours a light tan ring for a head and dark amber color. Aroma is bourbon, dark malt-sweet molasses, peat, secondary hops bite. Taste is bourbon, dark malt-sweet molasses, peat, secondary hops bite, some earthy/ashy.
150219 @brewery 750 bottle. clean no earthy musty. deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Sampled at the January ’10 Metro Detroit tasting. Thanks to northernbrews again! Poured a very murky deep brown with a brown head. Aroma was quite boozy with some underlying dark grains and vanilla. Flavor was boozy as well with dark grains and some cereal notes. The beer was nice and slick on the tongue.