as297 (6) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
good aroma on the pour into a glass.
bourbon flavor is not overwhelming and very well balanced with the caramel and grains in the beer
Mikey58 (12) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Great aroma - definitely smell the bourbon on the nose. Pours a very deep amber/brown with a tan head. You can definitely taste a lot of flavors in this beer...roasted malt, oak, vanilla, toffee, and of course, bourbon. It’s rich, but not heavy...almost a little thin for a bourbon aged beer. Very enjoyable and drinkable. One of my favorites from this brewery. Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2013
(bottle) Pours a semi-clear reddish-brown color with quickly dissipating off-white head that leaves a lingering film. The aroma leaves no doubt about the whereabouts of this beer prior to bottling, as it’s an all-out olfactory assault of bourbon on the nostrils. This is a good thing. Smells of vanilla, butterscotch, oak, and candied cherries are prominently displayed here. Some toffee like scents emerge as well, and I think these and the cherries are the remnants of the base beer which struggle to break through the bourbon barrier. Sour cream and onion potato chips with warming. Tastes of rich toffee, vanilla, stewed plum, along with a lingering note of toasty malt and oak are all that’s composed in the flavor, but it’s all that is needed. Faint glimmer of heat which is odd considering the ABV, but perhaps I’m conditioned by something tasting this bourbony to have some sting associated with it. Mouthfeel is medium and carb is perfect. Overall I was really impressed by this, and if it weren’t priced so highly, I’d drink this regularly. schmittaj (16) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bourbon up top followed by nice caramel flavors. Hops are well balanced in there and play a good supporting role. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Pours a darker brownish amber color with tan colored head. Bourbon, caramel sweetness, bread, oak, and some cereal on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes very smooth with some caramel and a touch of bourbon.
mteehead (10) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle purchased at Ridgeview Liquor in Green Bay, WI. A somewhat vigorous pour yields a finger thick tan head. Dark brown color, almost black with a slight haze. Fantastic aroma of woody bourbon and toasted malt with just a hint of chocolate. Taste is very similar to the smell. The bourbon really starts to come forward and just when I’m expecting an alcoholic bite, the bourbon subsides and the malt balances this wonderfully. A nice creamy body that finishes smoothly. Awesome beer and it went well with some spicy chili! Time to purchase a few more bottles. OnWisconsin (140) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 The was can be a bit difficult however cutting around the edge deep into it like a bottle of wine does help a lot. Get past this without frustration and there is a nice beer overall. Has a nice dark ruby red color with just over a finger head. Aroma is balanced with sweetness coming out first followed by just a hint of the barrel. Taste follows the nose with some sweetness and maltiness with very little IBUs noted. Mouthfeel is maybe on the medium side which I appreciate as it goes well with the style of a doppelbock. Overall, as a beer it is very solid but as a doppelbock I feel it is great with the added tweak of the barrel, which is not too heavy. Solid beer from such a small brewery/pub.