trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver ’12. Pours a dark cola brown, with a big, dark tan head. Moldy fruit on the nose. Yuck. Skunky hops blend with what would otherwise have been a good barley wine, throwing it far off track. I wasn’t a fan of this one. bhensonb (16263) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours amber ruddy brown. Aroma is very floral over mildly burnt caramel/brown sugar. Mabye a little vanilla. Med+ body. Flavor is floral, bourbon/vanilla. finishes just slightly sweet. No heat. Good drink. marcus (11079) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Botttle from John’s Grocery, Portland. Pours dark brown with no head and a cat piss and treacle aroma. There is a plum and vanilla flavor with a bourbon finish. Leaves bitterness on the palate. Complex and tasty. BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle shared by marcus. Pours light brown with no head. Aroma is vanilla and light Bourbon. Flavor is woody whiskey with a hint of smoke. Finishes smooth TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
22 oz bottle. Cloudy brown with a ring of bubbles and a haze. Nose is wet oak, caramel, raisin, slight citrus and bourbon. Slick medium body with a soft buzz. Initially i get cinnamon and bourbon; sweet apple and caramel mostly countered by grapefruit and orange peel. Just as easily a DIPA or a strong ale.
arminjewell (9745) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with thin slightly off white head, aroma brings notes of dark fruit, toffee, some caramel, slight smoke, roast, some vanilla and bourbon notes, hints of roast and dry oaky notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of oak and sweet bourbon, some vanilla, dark fruit, some slight caramel and bitter earth notes, the oak really dries it out well at the end. Dig this stuff! Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has a ton of bourbon and toffee notes, with some oak notes mixed in as well. I also get a little bit of vanilla. There is no mistaking the fact this is a bourbon barrel aged beer.
The flavor follows suit. The dominant flavors are bourbon and oak, with some vanilla, maple and toffee mixed in as well. The alcohol in the beer is somewhat hot and could use some mellowing out. Still, I think all of the flavors work very well together and make for an enjoyable beer.
Medium to thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very glad I got to try this one. blutt59 (6646) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
bottled, thanks to ericandersnavy, hazy orange color with aroma of spice,whiskey and metal, flavor has a metal edge to it to go along with the brown sugar, whiskey and orange, palate was getting thin hopscotch (11527) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Cloudy burnt-orange ale with a small creamy, white head. The bouquet is a melange of caramel, coconut, bourbon and vanilla. Full-bodied and silky with soft carbonation. The flavor provides smooth bourbon warmth and gobs of caramel. Although this bottle is approaching two years of age, the hops are still kicking. Finishes coconuty, bourbony and malty with a finale of acute, lingering hop bitterness. Much thanks to pantanap for shipping this world class treat my way! 50belair (3718) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle, big thank you to hopscotch and darkguardian for saving some of this for me. Murky butt mud pour with very little head. Big bourbon nose. All kinds of bourbon with muted caramel malt, dark fruit, bitterness from the hops, and a hint of wood.