nuplastikk (5911) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Snifter at Grumpy Troll. Thick, unfiltered brown. Oily, patchy, soapy head. Pronounced sweet bourbon aroma. The bourbon completely dominates, really overwhelming. Too thin of a background beer to complement the bourbon. Smooth caramel tones, but really just a straight up bourbon beer. Mellow, mild nutty tones.
Skyview (5824) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Grumpy Troll brewpub in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear dark copper brown colored brew with a fast dissolving beige head that dissipates clean and no lacing. Aroma of brown ale character, a hint of vanilla, chocolate and roasted dark malt. Taste has more bourbon presence. Medium bodied, with flavors of chocolate, toasted dark malt, a hint of vanilla and infused bourbon. Finish is semi-sweet, low bitterness with a lingering bourbon aftertaste with a touch of vanilla.