ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Appearance: Pours an obscured, brown body with a few large bubbles from the pour, but they popped out just as quickly as they came in.
Smell: This is one very bourbony nose, singing with earthy, sweet-scented notes of brown sugar, vanilla, coconut creme, oak planks glazed with caramel sauce, and given a teeny tiny pinch of citrus zest.
Taste: Plenty of toaster oven-cooked dark caramel squares with a full, resounding sweetness, though there are some encroaching prickly tannic wood qualities. Ah, and there it is -- the warming bourbon, with a big taste of brown sugar to go with the brown sugar already added during the brewing process. Also some vanilla and light coconut. Earthy, citrusy hop character with a fair amount of bitterness remaining. All the while, there’s a strong bourbon presence. Warming, downright intoxicating finish -- like a brown sugar and bourbon cocktail of sorts.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Near still body. Somewhat chewy mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Fairly enjoyable brew that went reasonably well for all the sweetness and bourbon present. Recommended if you ever come across it. KCBrown (20) - Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Nice brew. Ripe fruit, sweet, nice lingering mouth feel... I’d hit this all winter. Too bad it was 79 here today. A repeat for sure. Frozer (241) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Clear golden brown /amber. Caramel nose. On the fence of sweet and dry. Nice smooth hops bang out first followed n a caramel malt profile. Light airy mouthfeel.