mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2017 Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 bottle. Poured hazy sunset orange with pretty much no head sticking around. The aroma picked up lots of sweet, aggressive, decadent bourbon with caramel, vanilla, and a little maple beneath.. slightly off-putting medicinal overtones.. I enjoyed the bourbon, but the rest really didn’t come together. The flavor found molasses, maple, and vanilla at the core, with the same aggressive bourbon (plus related peppery character) laced throughout.. finished hot with mostly bourbon character. Thick and syrupy on the palate with very low carbonation.. coating.. left a long, building bourbon burn down the throat into the belly (with some oxidation).. hot overall.. this just didn’t do it for me.
[9665-20171020] Cask. Woody cherries and smoked aroma has a musky dank woods bourbon barrel note with a hint of campfire. Hazy, dark brown amber body with a quick bubbly off-white head. Booozy, sweet whisky influence in the flavour but is mostly fruity and dark cherry and toasted almost-burnt boozy barrel. Medium-full body has a long cherry aftertaste. Great balance, very boozy. (8/3-/8/3/16) 3.8
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2017
(Cask Days 2017 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)
2017-10-20. Hazy brown body, small frothy head. Aroma is boozey, sweet bourbon and malt, touches of caramel. Flavour is similar, boozey, mild bourbon, sweet malt base. Smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Rich, more depth than suggested by my spartan notes. Enjoyable. 7/4/7-8/3/15-16 Cask Days 2017, Toronto.
DutchDrebus (6191) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2017
Tap @ bbf17. Golden colour no head. Smells wood. Tastes wood. There's not much to it other than wood. But still nice. Full body, soft carbo. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Banana on the nose, over bourbon (faint) with some yeast and wood. Big bourbon and brown sugar lurking on the nose. Prominent and unapologetic, bourbon covering everything. Malt, booze and old wood on the nose. Falls off quickly. Bit strong wood and bourbon on finish, malt and flabby fruits. Tough to drink, with a bit of old fruit. Quite the unpleasant challenge.
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2017
On draft at the source. Pours cloudy brownish red with a thick white head. Strong oak notes, caramel, penny candy,. Very tannic oak flavor, sawdust. Light body, stronger carbonation than the non barrel version. Over oaked.
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2017
Had the 2012 vintage. A fantastic bourbon version of the already amazing Fred. Pours a deep orange with a white head. Smells of bourbon and vanilla. Taste is very smooth, with lots of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and a refined finish. Had in the bottle.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle 2011 pours clear copper with no head. Looks like bourbon. Aroma is big bourbon, wood, maple, toffee. Sweet caramel malt base, loads of bourbon, some old hop notes. Medium-plus bodied, sticky, no carbonation. Like bourbon in beer form. Highly legitimate. Tmoney99 (14964) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy reddish copper color with a small fizzy white head that lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet fruit and bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy earthy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex sweet beer. alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2016
12 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the MadTree crew. Pours a hazy amber color with a few bubbles. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, bourbon vanilla, dark fruit, syrupy, I think I like the base beer better, it does hide the abv pretty well but probably because it is so sweet, some wood, hint of chocolate, I still like it. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Amber. Huge vanilla, bourbon, cookies, nuts. Sweet. Rounded, thick.