esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at the GTMW 2011. Hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with the barrel coming in to play. Toffee, sweet malt, oak, mild bourbon and sugar. Taste is in line with aroma with vanilla, oak, very sweet malt, bourbon and sugar. A bit too sweet for my liking but overall not too bad. Took me three and half years to finally get my malt liquor stamp on ratebeer. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Woot! Barrel aged malt liquor. Something that should not exist. I’m surprised the universe didn’t explode. Tried this at GTMW while hanging out with cool Wisconsin cats madvike, MrPickles and levifunk. Good times. Pours a hazy amber color with a frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bourbon, grass and corn. The taste is corn, bourbon, wood and bitter hops. Medium bodied. madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2011
On tap at GTMW - Pours amber with a small white ring of head. Sweet toffee on the nose, with a touch of bourbon, nutty and really sweet. Tastes of butterscotch with sweet malt and little to no hop presence. Way too sweet. phaleslu (10668) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
UPDATED: APR 30, 2012 Draft at the pre-DLD event at Flossmoor Station. Pours a somewhat cloudy, bright golden color with a small white head. Nice, balanced bourbon barrel nose with some underlying sweet malts and grains. The flavor, though, is a big shot of bourbon without much else. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a bourbon mouthfeel. I had no idea the base beer was a malt liquor but that totally makes sense now. I like bourbon, so I liked this. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Draft on tap at Black Friday Event (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a golden slightly glowing pour, faint haze, a small frothy whitish head laces small. Aromas are sweet biscuits, grainy malts, cereal, and honey. Some barrel, wet oak, some Bourbon spirit. Initial is medium bodied, moving into sweet malts, cereal, honey, the barrel takes dominance though: vanilla, wet oak, touches of Bourbon spirit. Crisp, moving into a heavier barrel dominance that seems to cover up the harshness of grainy malts from the base. Touches of bitterness, with Bourbon, vanilla, honey, crisp sweet breads, and mellow sweet malts. Touches of vanilla, wet oak, sweet malts. This works, strangely, but it’s big and intimidating. You can’t argue with it.