TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Tap at Hammerheart. Pours dark red with minimal tan head. Aroma is woody bourbon, caramel and vanilla. The taste is not as good as the aroma, sugar, caramal, bourbon, meh. Somewhat thin palate, I thought. Didn’t get the vanilla on it. cubs (10636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2014
On tap @ HammerHeart. Pours a dark red appearance with a tan head. Twangy grape, whisky / woody, caramel, vanilla aroma. Light veggie / woody / herbal, caramel, burnt / tar, brown sugar flavor. A bit thin. Sad to say that I didn’t like this Minnesota Homer Society release. NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of oak, bourbon, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is sweet malt at first then the oak/bourbon notes come out nicely. Nice rich but smooth finish. Very easy to drink and very tasty! Atom (2458) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2013
On tap at Grumpy’s NE, pours a murky brown with slight red and a large khaki head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, and oak. Taste of vanilla and oak, smokey peat, Bourbon, caramel, some earthy bitterness, boozey, a squirt of citrus, with hints of leather and tobacco. A nice sipper. badgerben (5188) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Dark red color with a medium head. Very smokey aroma. Lots of peat, moderate bourbon. The flavor is fairly bombastic with peat, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Light caramel and berry notes. Giggity.
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Wow - awesome! Super dark opaque pour. Clingy cream head. Smoked peat, mild chocolate, and a nice dense palate. Vanilla all over this beast. Delicious! portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap at brewery. Pours hazy red amber with a thin film that looks khaki. Aroma has soft vanilla wood bourbon malt and mild fruitiness. Taste is sweet vanilla bourbon mild fruit English malt and smooth peat smokiness. Palate is medium and drying. Awesome! Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Sampled on draught at the brewery’s tap room in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Pours a clear dark ruby amber colored brew with a creamy beige head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of a lightly smoked English-style barley wine, a hint of peat, coconut and a hint of bourbon. Taste is quite smooth and medium bodied, flavors of lightly smoked barleywine, a hint of raisin, peat, and some caramel. Finish continues a smooth profile, semi-sweet with some caramel, light raisin, peat and very little bourbon. Nice treatment to their regular Dublin Raid. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap at HammerHeart, ruby brown pour, thin white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and bit of cherry in there. Taste is lots of caramel, bourbon, barrel. It almost gives off the impression of a barleywine, solid beer.