Steasy66 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
12oz into pint glass. Dark brown, small tan head. Aroma is basically all bourbon, some malty sweetness but dominated by the bourbon. Taste is all bourbon too, fairly hot, fairly rough if I’m being honest. Pretty hard to tell what the base beer is, the bourbon just dominates. Body is on the thin side, carb is just right. JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
12oz bottle----> tulip. Pours a dark brown with no head or lacing. Aroma is oaky bourbon and vanilla. Has tastes of sweet fig, oak, and a hint of smoke. Thick and smooth on the tongue. A decent enough beer, but a bit too sweet for my likings. mansquito (6435) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 355ml ($4.25): Pours a brownish color with a very small head. Aroma is whiskey, vanilla, wood, and malts. Taste is less whiskey than the aroma, but still plenty whiskey. Huge amount of complexity. The beer is most beer oriented towards the front. The finish and the after taste are straight vanilla and wood. There is a bit of booze. There be some smoke. Some fruitiness. Quite good, but I’m glad I just have one. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2012
At the brewery, dark brown pour. Smoke and scotch nose, very tasty with caramel malts and overwhelmingly good. Chudwick (3207) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2012
12oz bottle - pours mahogany with thin khaki head and spotty lacing. Nose is woody, smoky, peat, and alcohol. Flavor adds chocolate. Very dry finish as in the liquid evaporated instantly and left a sticky film on the tongue. Sweet. Strong burning sensation. Fruity notes as it warms. Really takes me back to when I could afford scotch.
fiulijn (20493) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
Courtesy of Simon, from Cave à Bulles, Parisstumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Mahogany color with medium sized creamy head. Strong aroma where the oak blends well with roasty notes and chocolate; a tobacco note adds a nice complexity. Rich dark chocolate flavor, roasted malts, correct bitterness, vanilla oak.
Smells like toffee vanilla bourbon goodness. Taste is of roasted chocolate and coffee finishing with caramel and vanilla. Very dry tannic finish. This is probably from the peat taste of the bourbon in the wood. Overall a great beer but lacking in mouthfeel. It’s a little thin for all the flavor. If this were addressed i’d give this beer a 4.3+ rating. Sort of sad that this one disappears as fast as Kbs these days. At least oc is still not sought after like this one yet. UnionBeerCzar (82) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle to snifter, minimal head disappears within seconds. Looks to be crisp deep brown with some reddish hues exposed when held up to the light. Nose is boozy + peaty, almost underwhelming, because I know how good it’s about to taste. Yessir! So much going on doughy bread, jam, slight astringency, caramel, and wood. All flavors play well together without ever being to sweet. The barrel-aging absolutely compliments the style of beer. Mouthfeel is smooth, slightly hot (doesn’t detract from taste), goes down way too easy. Not the most challenging style off beer but Founders hits it out of the park, love it. seymour (2045) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2012
DELICIOUS, ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Thank you Bud Starr! Shared from a 12oz brown bottle into a tulip glass. It poured a slightly hazy, deep reddish amber color with a thin but persistent off-white head and lace. Malty sweet, caramelly, toffee, oak, vanilla, coconut, white chocolate, Scotch Ale, fruity, earthy, boozy. Very smooth, slightly less-so as it warmed. Noticeable alcohol, warming but well-integrated. budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours dark rust with minimal head. Smells of toffee, brown sugar, and oak aged bourbon. There is a smooth syrupy mouthfeel that only enhances the beauty of the taste. Molasses, oak, and bourbon come together in viscous harmony. Beautiful beer.