jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2012
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of bourbon, some caramel and toasted malts, and some floral hops. Mainly tastes like bourbon, which is great. Smooth texture. A good beer, but that’s mainly because it tastes like bourbon. Braudog (6666) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours shiny red, quite clear yet producing a gigantic head. The initial whiff is daunting -- rife with whiskey and oak. This drinks with the expected burn. It drinks with an almost vanilla-laden creaminess that was a surprise twist. Delicious. (#4801, 10/13/2012) czar (8996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
bottle from tom10101, shared also with minderbinder. many thanks! pours clear light brown-reddish with a frothy light beige head, good retention and lacing. loads of bourbon and coconut, boozy, sugary caramel malts, cloying, brown sugar and maple syrup. average to soft carbonation, medium body, cloying but grassy finish. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle 22oz. Bottled 5/25/2012
Pours mahogany with low off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of malt, alcohol, bourbon, bread. Taste is of malt, alcohol (warming), sweetness (lots of sugar), alot of bourbon, caramel. Palate: I would say extreme body, for a "Doppelbock". Overall: Very good. A sipper. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
First from this brewer that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Chestnut pour with crimson hues. Tightly packed moderate head. Only a spot or two inside the glass. Roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, vanilla and oak. ABV is noticeable but not at all distracting. Sweet but not cloying. Enjoyed the richness actually.
tom10101 (6029) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle (22 oz). Clear amber with a small persistent off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of bourbon (strong, almost too much), malt, coconut, vanilla and caramel. Boozy. Taste is about the same with a strong presence of residual sugar. Warming alcohol, which isn’t well hidden. Dry. Pretty unique beer - a bourbon barrel-aged dopplebock - interesting. Good sipper with nice complexity. Not easily drinkable and balance isn’t perfect because of the big bourbon presence. Jimmeekrek (52) - - SEP 29, 2012
Bomber shared with Dembonz. If I had done a blind taste test of this, I would’ve thought I was having a Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, which is in no way a bad thing. Absolutely delicious brew, with great bourbon sweetness complimenting the vanilla flavor and caramel malt backbone. A little hop finish balanced this out nicely. I would most definitely buy this again, if only I could find it. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Draft at sb. Pours a crystal clear bright medium amber with a gigantic surging tan head. Enormous oaken nose, smells like a big wet barrel humping your face. Creamy thick body with silky carb. Caramel, vanilla, toast, and bourbon on the mid palate. Long sweet vanilla oak finish. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2012
22 oz. bottle (batch 2, bottled 5/25/12) via trade with smith4498 - Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. light spotty lacing. Aroma is toasted malt, vanilla, and wood. Quite nice. Flavor is much of the same. Finish is toasty with vanilla. Medium to fully body. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overbearing. Good beer. Thanks Jason. ilovedarkbeer (2737) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Tap. Pours a clear brownish amber color with a foamy off white head. Loads of toasted coconut and whiskey in the notes. You can smell the char, brown sugar, and the vanilla. Similar notes on the taste. Very sweet and long warming finish. Surprised to see it listed as a dopplebock.