shawnmurphy (666) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2017
16-ounce can pours clear brown with ruby highlights and a trace tan head and lacing. Aroma: brown sugar, sour cherries. Flavor: brown sugar, malt vinegar, coconut, vanilla, bourbon barrel smokiness, nuts, cherries, chocolate, coffee. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, dry, minerally finish mixes with the sourness, which is off-putting. Jow (4168) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Can at home. Deep brown pour. Nose is caramel and hooch. Tastes of whiskey, vanilla, earth, cocoa some coconut husk. Sweet little watery. egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Wood, resin, vanilla, bourbon, caramel malts, nuts, sweeter finish, with lots of whiskey. Really nice. Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - FEB 21, 2017
16 ounce can. 7% abv. I reckon it’s no longer retired.
A: Deep brown colour, small off white head of foam, not much lacing but the foam lingers.
S: Strong smell of Bourbon with lighter notes of caramel malt and a subtle nutty character.
T: Nutty, sweet, Bourbon smack to my taste buds. No bitterness.
M: I’d call it light bodied, thin for what’s going on.
O: A goodish Brown Ale that was Bourbon barrel aged. If you’re gonna barrel age an existing beer in your portfolio, I’m on the side that says, go the full monty. Lower abv barrel aged beers kind of defeat the purpose of barrel aging. Imho of course. csaso (2361) - Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Tap - small foamy head, very dark Amber/brown color, sweet bourbon aroma and flavor, full malty backbone, a little flat finish, not bad overall
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GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Dark red-brown pour with a dark beige head. Aroma is slight bourbon and roasted malt. Taste is bourbon, oak and roasted malt. Tasty beer. The bourbon overpowers the brown ale. Travlr (26417) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Draft at GTMW 2015. Deep brown color, thin beige head. Aroma of vanilla, booze, cocoa. Taste has vanilla, whiskey, coffee. Sweet stuff. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Draft at the brewpub, June 2014. I used to love the Templeton Rye BA version, so I was excited for this... but was disappointed. Okay brew, but meh. Dark brown pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. A wisp of barrel in the aroma, light bourbon, otherwise nutty, a bit of chocolate and roastiness. Mild barrel in the flavor, a touch harsh, nutty, doughy pale malts, caramel, a bit of chocolate, starting to lean towards a slight tart finish. Hopefully not infected. Eh. cbfobes (2888) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
On tap at brewery, pours a very dark brown with a thin brown head, the aroma has a pretty good amount of roast and chocolate, the barrel isn’t really there at all on the nose, the flavor has some roast and chocolate at first with a hint of bourbon in the finish, kind of had a sour tang to it as well that really threw me off, pass. RobertDale (6983) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2014
16 ounce can. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, and chocolate. Taste is bourbon, malt, chocolate, vanilla, and some fruit. Interesting.