Sledutah (7834) - Utah, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Doug, thanks douglas88 (9625) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon and woody. Flavors of vanilla beans, bourbon, woody and caramel
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small white head. A big fruity hop nose and bourbon. The flavor amazingly works well: heat, rich caramel, sweet fruity hops, huge malty vanilla bourbon. Heat throughout. Melds into a BW type BA brew. demmbonz (784) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2013
On tap at Founders Fest 2013. I thought the barrel aging was way more prominent than any hop character. Quite delicious. Very creamy mouthfeel. wxman (1847) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
On tap at Global Brew. Tastes just like Double Trouble only with whiskey barrel flavor. Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Huge oily sweet and boozy pine bomb. Not pleasant to drink in my opinion. Hop oils and bourbon compete like crazy and are both very pungent. Seems muddled with pine and vanilla flavors conflicting like a car full of different scented air fresheners.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bomber bottle: Pours a hazy copperish orange with a small white head that is mostly lasting. Has a boozy bourbon aroma with hints of vanilla, coconut, and pine. Sweet hoppy flavor has bourbon barrel notes with hints of oak and vanilla that has a creamy texture and finishing dry. This is the best of both worlds since I love IPA’s and bourbon! tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bomber. Pours a hazy gold with thin white head and thick rings of lace. Nose of pine, bourbon, vanilla, oak, coconut, light grapefruit, Medium body. Tons of bourbon barrel notes with a decent bitterness on the finish. Decent barrel aged beer but I’d take a fresh Double Trouble over this any day. jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
This was an attractive beer with a gold color and a lasting foamy white head. There is an inviting aroma of vanilla, hop resin and bourbon barrel. I’m not sure the IPAs get better in a bourbon barrel. The bourbon here is firm but not over-powering. The IPA imparts hop resin and candied grapefruit rind flavors with flavors of bourbon, oak and vanilla dancing over top. This is a nice enough experiment, but for my sake stop putting IPAs into barrels. I am curious what the underlying beer tasted like. italianjohn (3254) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Hazy to cloudy golden/yellow pour with a thin bubbly head and light sticky lacing ..... aroma of grapefruit, butterscotch, oak and vanilla .... taste is of butterscotch, vanilla, grapefruity hops and dry oak .... definitely has the bitter hop bite of double trouble .... has some bourbon aspects as it warms .... mouthfeel is dry and a little slick with a long bitter hop bite in the finish .... abv hidden a well with just a slight bit of warming in the finish Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Pours a clear golden with a white head. Smells of fresh baked bread, bourbon and oak with an undertone of hops. Taste is bready and a little sweet transitioning into a dry woodiness with hops and whiskey coming through at the end. Notes of butterscotch and vanilla also show. Body is smooth, full and somewhat creamy. Not as boozy as I was expecting given the ABV and the hops were mellowed more than in many double or imperial IPAs. A great example of what a barrel aged IPA can be.