drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
on tap at FS, pours hazy golden with white head. nose has cloves, bourbon, and spicy belgian yeast. flavors are sweet, cloves, yeasty, honey, and touch of bourbon. this beer actually works better with the bourbon barrel aging. pittsburghkid (8) - VALPARAISO, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2010 does not count
On tap at the pub. Outstanding brew. Aroma is a fruity floral mix. hazy darker gold with small head and bubbles. Hits the pallet with a fruity apple taste and just when you are expecting an explosion of fruit, the bourbon hits and says "not so fast my friend" to even out the fruit with a nice alcohol burn. Complex taste that works well. No fruit after taste but a nice bourbon barrel aged warmth that is not harsh at all. Very pleasantly surprised. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Tap at Flossmoor... Pours a semi-hazy orange brown with a thin soapy white head... Aroma is big on whiskey bourbon much akin to a Jack and come. Some honey sweetness... Barrel forward sweet honey and sweet apricot. A little tang in the finish alongside some coconut. Finishes kind of dry. Medium carbonation. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Poured into a snifter at the brewpub, this has a slightly hazed, tarnished bronze body with a tight off-white head that coats said snifter with lots of lace. It has a warm boozey aroma supported by lighter fruits, vanilla, oak, and fuzzy pale malt. The flavor begins with Bourbon and is followed by a soft stone fruit sweetness, a quiet touch of funk, a fading vanilla, a dull woodiness, and a refreshing splash of alcohol. Very nice sipper or a bulbous chugger, whichever way you go. Nice. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Hazy oily golden pour with white head. Nose is firstly bourbon...followed by alcohol and sweet malty esters. Very upfront flavor of bourbon, followed by the creamy vanilla, oak, dark fruits, alcohol, and sticky sweet malt. Hops have seriously receded. Very nicely aged and warming.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Flossmoor, IL). A new BA specialty from the depths of the cellar. Pours a glowing darker dull gold, hazy, with a creamy eggshell white head that laces very well and stays pretty big. Aromas are pleasant, bourbon and toasted coconut, with vanilla, creamy sweetness coupled with a warm booziness, the bourbon comes through pretty nicely, not too hot, but pleasant, a slight maltiness, but largely bourbon and wet oak coupled with some dessert flavors. Initial is a good bourbon feel, vanilla, oak, coconut, and a type of cakiness, mixed in with good fruity esters, banana and pear, with very light booziness as it goes down very easy, no harshness. Fruity, butter, cream soda, butterscotch that starts to remind me of the dum dum suckers of the same flavors. Light bitterness, the hops have died out in an extended barrel stay. Butterscotch, fruits, buttery oak. This beer really picks up some extreme oak flavors, tempers out the booze and puts the spirit on good display, although not boozy. Creamy, bourbon, faint alcohol finish. Not bad, certainly goes down easy enough. A bit thicker on the palate, the bitterness grows significantly stronger further in, sticking to the palate. Nice.