drgnmstr0923 (3) - Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
off the tap
I absolutly love this beer
velocity (1) - , Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2009 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The tastes combine to create a lasting impression though a smooth warming sensation. Very good beer.
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. Bottle pour.very sweet aroma with hints of oak and whiskey.Pours a dark and hazy brownish/red color with a decent beige head.Flavor was sweet,chocolate and sweet malt with some vanilla and oak and whiskey hints.Well balanced taste and warms nicely as it goes down from the bourbon.Great beer.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle after several other beers. Pours dark amber with a aroma of fruit and bourbon. Pretty good.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared by TheCaptain. Thanks Mark. Very dark ruby red color with a creamy beige head. Huge gusts of oak and vanilla waft up from the glass. The taste has the aforementioned oak and vanilla along with some toffee and bourbon. Nicely balanced.
Beer3irty (4) - Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall I would call this a good beer but not great. I think the label combined with the anticipation of drinking this beer left me with somewhat of an unfulfilled expectation.
I think one impediment of rating this beer is the temputaure at which it was served. As the beer warms it releases a richer nose profile much like walking from thru the front door of the flower shoppe and then going into the flower warehouse. As the beer warms below my nose as I type report the sweet malty tones are more and more pronounced with a delightful effect to my nasal passages.
I would try this beer again but make sure that it was served at a better temp - like 65 or so.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks BrewCzar - Pours a thin black with a small tan head...aroma is massive oak, vanilla and booze...flavour is similar, dry, oaky, vanilla...some tart oak, but the finish is creamy and sweet...great brew!
MichMicro4x (4) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably one of the best strong ales Iíve ever tried. Pours a very dark colour and contains a mouthful of dark roasty flavours. Can really taste the bourbon on your lips but doesnít harsh you away. A great beer for after dinner!
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2009 bottle poured a dark red brown in color with a thin frothy dark tan head that retained well. aroma has nutty malt, caramel, bourbon, light barrel wood, and vanilla. medium light mouth feel with average carbonation. flavor has nice bourbon hits, barrel, brown malt, light hop bitterness, and some oats. nice and creamy but well malted. this really benefited from the barrel aging both in flavor and texture.
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells malty with notes of roasted barley and chocolate malt. Pours dark, but not exceptional with thin white head. Taste is nicely balance with coffee, carmel, chocolate, and oak. Could use a little more body, but enjoyable over all.