DiarmaidBHK (4785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft at Tuskie’s. Pours dark brown with an inch of khak foam. Smells of peat and whiskey on the nose. Big alcohol taste on the tongue which amplifies the scotch notes. Slight alcohol burn on the finish. Quite lovely! magsinva (1241) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Tap @ Tuskie’s Mill - pours a dark cherry red that’s clear when held up to a light. Aroma is fantastic, dark cherries, bourbon, malt, vanilla oak, and a faint touch of warm winter spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweet with a lingering smokey burn of alcohol. Palate is just dry enough to make you want to take another sip. It’s a big beer so take your time and enjoy it with good company over a great meal. Overall, probably one of the best beers I’ve had in months. jasonk2579 (5) - - NOV 24, 2012 does not count
Delicious head. Sweet but Ok for the casual drinker. Very good high gravity beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Sweetwater79 (3) - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012 does not count
very interesting beer. Drank from a growler purchased yestersay so the carbonation wasn’t great. chocolate or medium steak taste ChefPtomaine (3) - - NOV 24, 2012 does not count
I’ll be real honest..I am not a BIG fan of barrel aged beers. I have two drinking favorites, good beer and good bourbon. My interest in the mixing of the two is tolerable at best. If you want a good beer , then drink a good beer. If you want a good bourbon the sip a good bourbon. Now that said that’s exactly what philosophy I stick too. However, as much of a pain in the ass it was to find , the reviews of the Bastard made me curious. So foregoing against my better nature I was in the right place at the right time and was able to procure a couple of 4 packs. Well hell, I admit it is pretty damn good. Obviously dark color with faint whiskey undertones as well as mostly stout type characteristics, vanilla, caramel, toffee, etc.. I immensely enjoyed it whilst preparing the turkey on Thanksgiving.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12 oz bottle, It pours a dark brown color with a thin, light tan head. The nose is rich and vinous with notes of bourbon and stone fruit. The flavor has a good bit of bourbon with sweet, dark caramel, fruitcake, fig, and dried cherries. A slight earthiness lasts start to finish. Rich in body with a good bit of drying alcohol on the back end. Potent for sure, the alcohol is obvious from start to finish and very warming on the way down. BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Nose is delicious layers of toffee, marzipan, whiskey and wood. The bourbon barrel treatment really works well for this beer. jsmerig (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours a hazy brown. Aroma of sweet whiskey and malt. Taste is whiskey, alcohol burn and malt blending like coconut. Incredible blend of burbon barrel aging and a base beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours a clear reddish brown color. Minimal head. Aroma is toffee/caramel and bourbon. Taste follows the nose. This is a big malty beer. Loads of bourbon flavor followed by malty sweetness. Barely kept in check by hop bitterness. Very good and definitely worth trying not something i want a lot of though. wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
12oz bottle picked up at Beers of the World in Rochester. Clear red-brown pour with a small head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, and caramel; taste is smooth and balanced dark fruit, wood, vanilla, maybe toffee, and some bourbon. Very sweet, good.