Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Coles Rare Beer Festival , Appearance: slight haze on brownish base with lighter top. 3+ Aroma: lovely blend of whiskey accents with good malted base , cask’ey , sweet with fruity accents, hint of plum. Flavor/Palate: medium bodied. Cask feel on sides, warmth of alcohol all together neatly blended. Malty centre , enjoyable brew. Lighter finish, touch of raisin. Good balanced whiskey touch.15+/20 Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
Coles Rare beer fest. Lacey cask. Scotch and bourbon tastes is there, with above average mouthfeel. Dark, drinkable.Mellow for certain for a DIPA. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Coles Rare Beer Fest. Pours Deep darker orange. Aromas of whiskey, tea, sweet malts. . Taste is whiskey, sweet malts, mild hop bitterness. Some vanilla. Really mellow compared to regular version blipp (9124) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Draft at Cole’s in Buffalo, NY. Pours murky orange brown with a thin head. Whiskey on the nose with a touch of hoppy sweetness. The flavor has a nice restrained bourbon sweetness with a bit of a floral hoppy bite. The balance between the two is spot on, and makes for a pretty interesting beer. NachlamSie (3462) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
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Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
On tap at The Brick Store. Pours a murky brown red. The aroma has lots of oaken qualities. There is a distinct vanilla character though a faint nip of hops comes out here and there. The palate is exceedingly creamy and works well with all the tannins. Suggestions of vanilla, cigars, oak chips, biscuits, and dead hops come out. This is weirdly good and not at all an IIPA anymore.
Draught at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew. Cloudy brown - white head. High bourbon, vanilla, coconut, wood, nice hoppy, caramel, dried fruits, alcoholic, chocolate, cocoa. Over the top !!! Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
On tap at Trappeze. Poured very dark with a decent beige head, lot of lacing. Aroma of whiskey, little hops, malt, vanilla, fruit. Taste was also heavy on whiskey and oak, and light on Gordon. Some fruit as well. I’d be hard pressed to tell you this was Gordon; the whiskey really takes over. Nice brew, though I’d prefer a little less whiskey on this. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Stranahan whiskey barrel version on tap at the Brick Store.
Pours a dark, hazy iced-tea color with a short-lived head that dissipated to a swirl on the top. The lacing was good.
I could smell the whiskey from a mile away. It is certainly the dominant aroma with hints of caramel malts and hops in the background.
The taste is just as hot as the aroma with tons of whiskey. However, there is more complexity than the nose as the earthy, grassy hops come through more. There is also a more noticeable caramel malt presence as well.
The mouthfeel is super smooth with the carbonation toned down from the barrel.
This is a good barrel-aged beer, though I think it’s probably a little over-the-top for me. Definitely worth trying and thanks to Dave at the Brick Store for scoring this one. Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Draught. Low white but lasting fluffy head. Hazy dark brown body. Sweet whiskey caramel vanilla aroma and flavor and a fair amount of hops bitterness. Alcohol well hidden. Low carbonation and a long aftertaste. joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2008
Draught at the brewpub.
Hazy orange coloureed with a medium sized off white ehad.
Aroma of malts, caramel, dried fruits and whisky with notes of hops.
Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and bourbon with notes of cocoa and alcohol.
Warming alcoholic finish of whisky.