wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Bottled 11/16/2009 #Bonus 11 nuplastikk (6476) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Tasted on 4/28/12 with the Nashville and Knoxville crews at Curtis’ old house, big thanks to JR for bringing this one. Pours hazy cola brown with a thin tan head that recedes quickly to bubbly lace. The nose is brett funk, caramel, and maple bourbon. The flavor features the caramel and barrel treatment more prominently, with all of the funky brett taking a back seat. The body is medium with just lower than average carbonation and a long, dry bourbon barrel finish.
Brown-black-burgundy body. Sweet, rich, malty. Chewy peat smoke. Toffee, sweet bourbon candy. OK, but lacks much depth. Straightforward in its big way. OK. bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours a deep brown umber with a finger of khaki foam. Lots of caramel, light roasted notes... very thin and watered down tasting. Light mouthfeel with heavy carbonation... feels like someone took the beer and added a cup of water to it. Strangely disappointing. ICEatALAMO (1355) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a nice brown copper. The aroma smell has a little sour, maybe infected. Get some bourbon. The taste is nice, not infected. Little underwhelming.
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madvike (3303) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle shared in the GTMW ticket line - Pours hazy, murky dark amber with a bubbly tan head. Nose is smoky sweet malt, caramel, and nuttiness. Taste is a bit flat with the smoky malt, a little soured. Slick and medium-bodied. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle shared at Great Taste ticket line (Madison, WI). Pours a richer deep brownish copper pour, darker body with copper edges. Darker overall, frothy tannish head atop dies to a mellow layer, laces as a ring small. Aromas are lots of red fruit, Twizzlers and cherry meet oak, vanillla, a bit of heat. Peaty malt, sticky caramel, and toast. A lot of Twizzlers. Initial is thicker, toasty and peaty, carmelized and dry with oaky tannins. Much different than the nose off the bat. Middle shows more Twizzler, red fruit and carmelized malts. A bit sticky, toasty, and biscuity overall. Backend shows the barrel, gentle warmth, vanilla and a bit of coconut. Touch toasty, dry, with more toast, biscuit and red fruit. A bit hot as we finish up, the barrel starts to show up more prominently in the finish for me. Some vanilla, coconut, and toffee. More dry and tannic, hot as we end. The beer itself smells like a much different entity than I end up tasting. A lot more red fruit in the nose, the barrel thins this, heats it up, and leaves a mellow sticky malt profile that finishes hot, dry, tannic. Not bad. Enjoyable. cbfobes (2887) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle shared in the GTMW ticket line, pours a really dark brown with a light brown head, the aroma has quite a bit of smoke in it with bourbon and malt coming through as well, the flavor was a little sweeter than I expected on the front end with some peat and smoke in the finish, the bourbon shows up as well and isn’t overpowering, interesting stuff for drinking at 7 am. RobertDale (6913) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Mark! Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, smoke, and wood. Taste is bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, wood, and smoke. Very nice to sip on! DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
22oz bottle, shared with the group. 2012 vintage, 119 / 192. ABV was 9.5%. Very dark brown color, light red, clear on the edges. Thin, light brown head. Little decent lace. Great aroma... Vanilla, peat, and light smoke in the nose. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry overall. Nice bitter, light savory taste. Little sweet. Good long peaty bitter aftertaste. Very light caramel notes. Good spread of lace. Really good... Way better than expected. Love that light, balanced sweetness and smoke, works great with the vanilla.