jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
pale amber with a nice though quickly fading tannish head that leaves little lacing... the nose is all bourbon, lots of vanilla flavor, certainly not enough backbone in the beer to mask the alcohol notes of the bourbon... this smells like bourbon juice... the alcohol and the weight of the beer is masked initially, though the sip sits with you and warms late... a little sweet in the finish... surprisingly the bourbon is way more pungent in the nose than the flavor... kinda sweet... i want to be nicer, but this is one note in the aroma, and it tastes like a bourbon pale ale, which is sweet and lacks a depth of flavor... oobawa (1401) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2016
All bourbon, no ale. Nose is weak, some booze notes, which leads to a surprisingly all-bourbon beer. Like carbonated JD, with a very, very mild ale back. Sweet in an off-putting way, and the fade is more reminiscent of a whiskey and water than beer. coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle sampled at Music City Brewers’ Fest. Poured golden amber with a modest white head. Aroma was bourbon, malt, mild hops. Flavor was bourbon, oak, vanilla, a touch of smoke, some caramel, mild bitterness. Mouthfeel was a letdown: somewhat watery and overcarbonated. But the flavor was nice. pumpmaster (1393) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
12 ounce bottle available at Total wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $12.99/4-pack. Good! kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear, medium copper color with a thin white head. Interesting aroma of cherry, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. The aroma slightly reminds me of New Glarus Enigma just not as strong. Medium mouthfeel with carbonation. Banana is the first flavor that comes to mind in this one followed by some bourbon notes like a watered down whiskey and coke. Lingers with a slight sweet bitterness. Taken as is the beer isn’t terrible but I’m not sold on this being anything great either. On the plus side, I think the booze is fairly well hidden. Curious how long this spent in bourbon casks. Oaked Arrogant Bastard slays this beer hands down.
halfonit (1366) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Pours a clear amber color. Aroma is of Bourbon big time with some oak, a little vanilla, and malts. Taste is of Bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Leaves a big Bourbon finish. Different, but I wish it was a little thicker. veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - APR 27, 2014
Hazy amber color, average sized white head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Strong bourbon aroma, coconut, oak, malt, caramel. Medium sweet taste with no bitterness. Very interesting. ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, oak and butter. Flavour is much the same; brown sugar, caramel, oak, butter, vanilla. A little light bodied, unfermented sugars, but not all bad. Like Innis & Gunn but a little better all around. HighlanderOne (1330) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 Poured from bottle. Oak / bourbon aroma is amazing. Clear amber, tan head, lacing. This really picks up the bourbon and oak from the barrel. Add in the vanilla and alcohol flavors. A touch of banana as well. These flavors complement each other well. This is like an exotic dessert! Even better as it warms. Excellent beer. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
12 oz bottle I think I got from Acknud. Light color with solid head. Was expecting heavy and powerful, but instead got light and seriously drinkable. Flavorful, but light enough to be session beer. Didn’t really taste the 8.8 abv.