jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12oz bottle into snifter glass. Pours a copper color with a small white head that disappates quickly and leaves very slight lacing that slides down into the beer. Delicious aroma of vanilla, caramel, biscuits, oak, and a hint of bourbon. Taste is duller than it should be with a warm vanilla, cinnamon, caramel, and bread. Slightest hint of bourbon on the back end with a nice little alcohol burn and a slight vanilla and oak aftertaste in the finish. Palate is a bit too thin with a light body and high on carbonation. Finish is pretty quick but pronounced. Overall quite enjoyable for an ale. One of the few bourbon barrel beers that doesn’t overwhelm you with the bourbon. Ontbeertaster (3208) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle, golden pour, aroma is bourbon and flavour is bourbon, not too much other then bourbon but it is not an overpowering flavour and its quite nice. Overall, enjoyable sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours mostly clear copper with thin, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, strawberries, vanilla, bourbon, floral hops, and light citrus fruit. Flavor is sweet malts, vanilla, bourbon, corn, and light fruit esters; dry finish with light booze. Medium body and low carbonation. Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Copper color with a big frothy beige head. Aroma of bourbon and some vanilla. Taste of sweet malts and bourbon. SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle thanks to a coworker Lomo looking out for me: Poured a coppery clear color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is thick and sweet bourbon. Taste is sweet malt with loads of bourbon and wood.
jbruner (5466) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a clear copper on tap with thin off-white head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma of sweet vanilla and slight whiskey. Taste is all vanilla, thin and too sweet for me. Meh. Aurelius (5659) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Sweet, vanilla/whiskey aroma - 7 & 7, Crown and Coke, that sort of thing. OK label on a standard US longneck, clear, ruddy amber beer, not much head. Sweet, biscuity/shortbread flavors. Not very bitter at all. Frothy mouth, medium to slightly-heavy body. Finishes out with a distinct shortbread impression. Enjoyable - the bourbon is there in the aroma, but not oppressive in the flavor. This would make good marinade for pork or braising liquid for cabbage. Come to think of it, I need to make up some good German braised cabbage - it’s cold out. ABC Liquors, Betton. GRainwater (11) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pleasant taste with very distinct bourbon flavour. Good but under stated beer. Excellent finish. Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Has a really strong flavor with a real bourbon taste. Their is very little hops but it has the quality of a imperial.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
golden orange color, aroma of bourbon, grain, bread, same flavors with some caramel, vanilla, wood, slight booze