RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The base beer is our Vesuvius. It was aged in Bourbon barrels for six months and then transferred to Pinot Noir barrels for another six months before kegging.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Draft...Mid-GABF 06 at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver...This beer rocks! Judging by the conversations surrounding this beer in Denver, Its definitely a "love it" or "hate it" experience. Im anxious to see the standard deviation once more reviews roll in. I loved it!... Mostly clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Terrific retention. Smells like Tennessee sourmash whiskey... straight up! I love sourmash whiskey, but this brew tastes so much better than it smells; very acetic, lots of whiskey, black cherries and wood. Medium-bodied and astringent with moderate carbonation. Sour, bone-dry finish. Alcohol is evident and warming. World class ale!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheBeerGod (6104) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Draft at Falling Rock. Amber bodied. Nose is very "unique". Its quite liqueur like. Maybe melon liqueur. Very alcoholic nose and over ripened fruits. Taste is sour fruits, oak barrel, alcohol and paint thinner/nail polish. Some malt in there as well. Body is medium with a sour astringency and lots of dry notes. Finishes with more paint thinner, sour fruits and alcohol. I appreciate the attempt, but in the end, I couldnt finish the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2006
[Falling Rock Tap House - Denver, Co] After the GABF went to the Falling Rock Tap House and had this wonderful nectar poured there. It was thick poured in a snifter and this was great old ale and it had such wonderful flavors and a strong port/oak flavor. I loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Draft @ Falling Rock: Dark golden color. It is love it or hate I see. I thought it was pretty tasty. Nice and sour. Vinous notes that was a little odd mixed with bourbon but I didnt think that was a problem. Grapes, cherries, vanilla and sour. Whats not to like.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Sampled at GABF. All I gotta say about this brew is that is was friggen awful. Absolutely FULL of fusel alcohol including, but not limited to acetone, ether, isopropyl alcohol, fingernail polish remover, etc. The flavor was also consistent with the aroma. How the hell does anyone like this brew? The only redeeming quality was its appearance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Complex beer, but does suffer a bit from the phenolic nailpolish bite. The aroma is overwhelmed by sharp nail polish smells, but the flavor remains a jungle of flavors. Tart cherry, dry wood, pinot flavors, moldy cheese, and other interesting flavors that make you think. I really enjoyed the sourness and the depth of flavors, it would be very hard to nail them all down. My only problem was the aroma, the flavor was excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2006 Well first blake is being retarded to say this is a .8 and worse than almost every malt liquor hes ever tried.. TURD BURGLER. Then on to my rating from GABF 06 Deep golden color w/ a whisp of head and some actual wine like leggings and a bit of thin lacing. Aroma of cherries, light vanillas, oaks, some whisky or bourbon style notes and some sugars. Flavor very similar to the aroma lots of booze notes and some great woods and pieces of funk. Pretty avg palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Hot boozy nose overwhelming with bourbon and cherries. Would not recommend lighting a match near this beer for fear of the fumes igniting. Slight ethanol-paint thinner-nail polish remover nose. Funky as all hell. The pinot and wood flavors come to life later with each sip. Quite memorable and for this I give it merit, but I would not frequent this beer, even if I could.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Really wish I could remember where and when I had this, but I remember it being such a disappointment that I know Ive had a few sips. Way too much bourbon with not enough body to back it up. Hints of cherry mucked up by weird sours flavors. A great idea gone weirdly wrong...not to say Im giving an A for effort to FS for trying something a bit more out of the normal realm!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Draft at the Falling Rock. Iced tea body with a thick ring of bubbles and a thin film of bubbles. Nose-formaldehyde, cherry, paint thinner, woody. vanilla bean, light butter, sour cherry. Taste-medium sourness, light wood, tannins, light funk, very light cheap bourbon, kind of hot going down. Nose and taste are night and day!

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