magsinva (1425) - 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 (432) - 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 (1667) - 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 (74) - 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 (575) - 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. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Growler from my parents. From Growlers. Clear brown pour with a small head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, and caramel. Taste is vanilla, boozy, dark fruit, a little chocolate, and a nice woody finish.