closey22 (1915) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Clear Amber with rimmimg beige head
Aroma is alcohol vanilla
Flava woody bourbony hoppy
Feels medium with decent fizz
Finishes roasty bourbony migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2017 AB InBev? Stuff it!
But how is ratebeer going to attract new users now that this news is public? The next time you go to a pub, are you going to admit to people you’re a RateBeer user? The first thing they’ll say is It’s owned by InBev. So people are going to stop telling others to join. And if RateBeer does attract new users, it’s going to be sort of people who don’t care about the war against big beer...and, in that way, the ratings will get skewed. Eventually it becomes like UnTappd...just a social network with lots of people who are not really into beer and don’t really know anything about it. Mr_Abner (383) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2017
12oz Bottle (recent release 12.4%). Pours a lightly hazed copper color -- orange notes when held to the light. White head. Aromas of bourbon, butterscotch, citrus, caramel malt. Medium+ sweet balanced by a medium bitterness, but this is not coming across as an overly sweet triple IPA. The sweetness does not linger; rather, the bitterness takes over and the bourbon notes last and last in the finish. I like that. Lots of barrel in the taste. Medium+ bodied; average carbonation; maybe a touch sticky. oobawa (1301) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2017
(12.4% ABV according to my bottle.) So much out of whack with this beer, as if everything in a mid-2000s West Coast IPA has been turned up to eleven for no reason other than, fuck it, why not? Oh so hoppy, with a clingy, resinous, nigh-impenetrable bitterness, yet this IBU onslaught doesn’t mesh well with the syrupy front end or the deep bourbon vein that flows through the middle of the pint. Caramel, vanilla, maple, molasses, and jigger after jigger of bourbon make up the front half, while the finish delves into pine-and-sandpaper hop madness, with a woodsy oak backbone leading to that IBU-driven fade. Follows the pattern of most post-Mahou San Miguel Founders beers, where restraint is cast aside for big, almost unbearably over-the-top flavors. Doom, indeed. phranq (176) - - JUN 18, 2017
Nice boozy malt in the nose. Hoppy notes with a stiff malt back bone. Boozy bite leads way to bourbon finish.
benpickens (505) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Abv is actually 12.4 per the bottle. Pours a burnished copper with frothy white head that holds well. Boozy bourbon notes on the nose; immediate hop hit followed by mellow bourbon and oak; nice. Dal9000 (630) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Pours dark yellow brown with a long thin head. Aroma of malty sugar bourbon. Initial taste of brown sugar malt malt. With a quick sweet finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy badgerben (5121) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Bottled May 4, 2017. Copper color with a medium head. Big vanilla, oak, and pine aroma. Very woodsy flavor. Massive pine. Hints of sweet, dark sugars. Deep caramel. Strong bitterness. Full bodied. bubblehouse (1492) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Has both a very strong bourbon scent and flavor but doesn’t overpower the hoppiness of the ipa. kathouse (1877) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2017
So the color and aroma remind me of a hoppy barleywine, but one sip changes that concept immediately. Heavy hop flavors backed by malt sweetness. I like that the bitterness is not sharp and the flavors still last through the finish.