Itzjerm (2866) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2016
Light Carmel corn nose and tongue. Carmel and hop bite. Where is the bourbon the barrel or the happiness?
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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. PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Nice clarity in the crimson-hued brew, but hardly any head to speak of. A distinct peanutty aroma is accented by something unpleasant. Ammonia, or rubber, it almost seems like. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, maybe a bit of caramel. The flavor has less of the unpleasantness -- just a very mild nuttiness. A splash of earthy hops up front. A hint of toffee. Bourbon is very, very faint, appearing as mild vanilla vapors. Slick medium body, very mild carbonation. Seems to contains some off-flavors and misses the mark on both bourbon and the winter warmer style. 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. kathouse (1890) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Red, fairly clear, but with no foam. The only brown is the sugar aroma. Slight bourbon, molasses, sweet malt in a very light body. Some vanilla in the finish. Would definitely not call this a flavor bomb. It’s not bad.
stevoj (5036) - 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. dnstone (3410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2014
This beer isn’t bad just kinda forgettable. Pours dark amber with a slight white head. Aroma is sweet malty with a touch of maple. Light bodied amber ale with a touch of sweetness and a very subtle wood bourbon character. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
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. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Clear brown pour, smallish tan head. Flavors of a standard nutty brown, a bit of vegetal notes, herbs, super light barrel notes. Really kinda let down. Thin body. BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
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?