Johnsense (1669) - - NOV 13, 2015 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...
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 (14500) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
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 (2948) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2015
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 (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
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 (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
22 oz bottle. Bottled on J/14. From a trade with jcnielsen! Thanks a lot Justin!
radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
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.
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
Brown/orange pour. Nose is bourbon, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is toffee, caramel, bourbon, dark fruits. jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
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 (12201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
On tap at appalachian vinter.very very woody. Rich brown coloured with retained soapy head. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
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.