KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing, reducing down to a thin puddled film and medium collar which produced only fair streaky lacing.
It had an aroma that was of toasted sweet dark bread malts and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, bourbon and a slight nutty/woody scent.
As for the taste it was sweet and malty with a hint of caramel and a touch of chocolate pretty much throughout, with the finish having a strong vanilla presence and a slightly nutty alcohol ending. The flavor lingered for an average duration proceeding the swallow with a boozy, sweet, nutty, cask taste settling nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and a bit dry in texture with a soft mild carbonation.
Overall this brew screams booze and vanilla towards the end, with the middle having a light chocolate-caramel sweetness and a nice dark roastiness...
Johnsense (1555) - - NOV 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2016 Amber brown pour, smaller head. Bready, roasty, slightly metallic, woody in the aroma and taste - very little bourbon. Lighter booze notes. Age probably did this bottle no favours.
djd07 (13668) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy copper with medium beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is bready malt and roast. Medium mouth, strong roast, vanilla, boozy, very good.
Brandman (2933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown colour, small whiteish head. ARoma has some smoke and sweet caramel. Flavour has sweet malts and some earthly notes. Quite a lot of alcohol.
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. hazy brown with one finger head. quite carbonated. brown ale with medium bourbon, some wood and vanilla. a bit boozy. improves as it warms.
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Bottled on J/14. From a trade with jcnielsen! Thanks a lot Justin!
Hazy mid-brown colour with a small white head.
Sweet caramel, berries, mild hops and some berries in the aroma.
The flavour is mild hops, mild bitterness, some sweetness and some berries.
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a 22oz bottle. Poured a dark amber/brown color with a small white head. Aroma was boozy bourbon notes, some vanilla, woody notes. Flavor was nice light boozy alcohol notes, bourbon. Touch of vanilla on the finish. Pretty enjoyable.
knickskicks (1162) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/orange pour. Nose is bourbon, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is toffee, caramel, bourbon, dark fruits.
jcnielsen (3399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cork and Cask. Pours a reddish brown color with white head. Bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit aromas. Bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, plum flavors.
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at appalachian vinter.very very woody. Rich brown coloured with retained soapy head.
Aurelius (5215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cheesy label on bomber. Foggy, chestnut brown beer without much head. Nice nose: woody caramel, vaporous and sweet. A little mineral, tangy, woody, sweet, caramel/toffee tones and alcohol bittering. Medium heavy boddy, wood-bitter aftertaste. Pretty good, sweeter as it warms. Thanks to LuckyDog.