Travlr (25529) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Draftt at Scion. Crystal clear deep golden color, bright white head. Aroma of subtle vanilla. Taste has mostly bourbon. Ratman197 (15109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, cinnamon, clove and light bourbon. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, cinnamon, clove and light bourbon with a smooth lingering spiced finish. Tmoney99 (14764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Tap sample. Poured clear orange color with an average white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Soft doughy pumpkin and small woody alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium soft bourbon sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft for style. Drake (14036) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, bourbon, spice, hints of stone fruit. The taste is pumpkin, spice, vanilla, bourbon, pale malt. Faint bitterness. Medium bodied. BeerandBlues2 (13646) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is alcohol, pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon with toast malt and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet pumpkin and toast malt, spices, light hops and bitterness, spicy alcohol and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
crossovert (13413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Draft. Amber pour. Smell of booze and pumpkin pie. The flavor is just wretched here. Feels like bourbon was dumped into the beer, harsh and boozy, pumpkin spice vomit, ipecac and sweetness. Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Sample at Pint House, brown sugar rimmed glass. Pours a clear orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of pumpkins and slight oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of sweet pumpkin spice, oaky vanilla and slight hops. The finish is sweet with a pumpkin and cinnamon aftertaste. Tastes exactly like the Bourbon Barrel Ale with pumpkin thrown in, but decent nonetheless. rosenbergh (11660) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Draught at the Shenanigan’s Wine & Spirits, Lexington, KY.shrubber85 (11506) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Mild sweetness, malt and mild spices in an aroma.
Sweet fruits, malt and mild spices in the flavour.
Bottle. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and caramel malt aroma with a hint of bourbon. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet cinnamon, orange/pumpkin malt flavor with a light alcohol finish. Decent - a bit light and boozy. hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle (2013)... Clear dirty-orange pour with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a luxuriant swirl of caramel, toasted oak, vanilla and bourbon with a rumor of holiday spices. Full-bodied with a heavy mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor provides smooth, interwoven notes of caramel, bourbon, vanilla and a hint of toasted coconut. There’s absolutely no heat here and any holiday spices are an afterthought. I’m drinking this in late December 2014. Mind-bogglingly good. Not overly sweet. Eight months of room temperature aging, followed by six months in my beer fridge. This is a shelf beer to buy and hang onto for a good while.