Strykzone (7357) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Dark brown. A blast of whiskey hits the nose. Vanilla. The flavor is dominated by vanilla. Wood, too. This is really sweet. The finish was back to whiskey. TimsRatings (421) - - APR 11, 2013
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh)
Interesting yet odd combo of beer and BBL tastes. But it misses a touch. Strong bourbon flavor without being harsh
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Strong aroma of bourbon and what seems like scotch, dark changing appearance, simpler than expected taste with a thin mouthfeel.
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Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate off-white head. Nose is hugely filled with bourbon, and I get little else with it. Taste is much like a muted bourbon with a bit of harshness. OK, but too bourbon forward for my tastes. Tmoney99 (14481) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, nuts and wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good brew.
alexsdad06 (10416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle from my NC friends. Pours a deep reddish amber color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, bourbon, ripe fruity notes with a very light woody note. The flavor is sweet caramel, bourbon, big fruity notes, vanilla and light wood character. A touch thin and definitely sweeter. Not too bad overall, but I couldn’t drink this by myself. b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
22 oz bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks solid; a semi-transparent amberish-brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells and tastes sweet with notes of malt and bourbon with an average mouthfeel. A little thin, but good beer nonetheless. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Big thanks to Jon for bringing this one in! Pours a murky brown with small bubbly head. Nose and flavor bring beautiful hazelnut, caramel, and molasses but with some good boozy bite and vanilla to expand the palate of this brown ale. Medium bodied, with a strange astringency at the finish that I expect would fade with a month or two of age. Tasty stuff! Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Draft. Hazy brown. No head but typical. Tasty and smooth bourbon finish. Aroma is sweet bourbon. Very little alcoholic finish. Awesome beer
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Bottle thanks to TURDFERGUSON: Poured a deep brown with a carbonated off white bubble head, it dissipated fast to leave a jello like thin film. Aroma is strong caramel malt with a nice boozy bourbon hint. Taste is very complex with roasted caramel malt, souring wood, vanilla and bourbon mixed. A delightful brown ale for a change.