mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
A very smooth brown ale. Nice infusion of maple and woodiness although the bourbon is more shy and at the tail end. Solid B.
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Draft. Dark brown, almost black. Small light brown head. Really nice bourbon barrel character that doesn’t dominate; vanilla, chocolate, caramel, coffee. Low alcohol presence. Medium to light body. Fair roastiness. Moderate sweetness and moderate to light bitterness. Soft and creamy. A bit thin. Quite nice, but would be a knockout if it were a bit bigger. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2013
White waxed 22oz bomber pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a near white head of foam. The aroma has brown sugar, molasses and a mild sweet booziness in the background. The taste is pretty nice with maple syrup, vanilla sweetness, malt sweetened roasted malts, molasses and then faint smooth bourbon booze. This is coming across way better than I was expecting as the barrel notes only add modestly to the experience rather than smoother everything. Well crafted product. TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 On tap at Papago 10/18. Light carbonation, smells sweet and enticing. A tasty brown ale before the barrel hints kick in, and they make it better. Never tried a barrel aged beer like this so wasn’t sure what to expect. If all the little hints of brown sugar, vanilla etc. are from the barrel alone I’m impressed. It’s a bit confusing though because the bottle version claims to use a "flavor bomb" so I’m unclear if an adjunct is used for the draft version.
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UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Wax topped bomber from BevMo. Pours a clear, chestnut, bronze color with a thin khaki head and big bubbles of carbonation. Aroma is very roasted malt with almost a coffee kick to it. Tastes like a decent brown ale with some coffee. About the only thing I get from the barrel treatment is a hint of vanilla and booze in the finish. Nice base brown but the barrel is faint. Since the bottle actually has pieces of barrel inside it, I wonder if the barrel notes with increase with age and increased exposure to the beer?
BiiruBierBeer (1049) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Doesn’t smell like much. Smell and taste is mineral and malt. Body is light with light carbonation. rdb84 (609) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 Draft at Grand Canyon Brewery, Williams. Cola pour. A: slightly smoked malts, coffee, roasted peanuts. T: vanilla, biscuit, roasted malts. Watery development. Aftertaste mocha. stevoj (5040) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Medium clear brown with sparse head, aroma and taste of chocolate first, dark malt second. Very sweet in overall presentation, but tasty. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle; poured a ruby/auburn color with a dark khaki colored head. Aroma of wood, earth, caramel, fruit, veggies and alcohol. Flavor was somewhat weird, with maybe some wood and meat notes that didn’t quite click. Almost leathery. With warmth some more sweetness and caramel emerge. A bit messy overall, but not too bad. joet (2606) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Pours with minimal head, amber. Aromas of vanilla and bourbon, spirits, wood, slightly thin in feel, lightly creamy, evident alcohol, faint bits of biscuit, light sherr. Finishes slightly peppery.