koleminer20 (3069) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Enjoyed this at Mickeyís 30th birthday bash on November 05. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a darker brown with a thin khaki colored head and no lace as it disappears. The aroma is pretty damn good. Lots of caramel malts, lots of dark fruit, and a while pile of alcohol. There is a light vanilla and a good oak, but the whiskey just controls this one. The flavor is much of the same. The toffee and caramel are great, the dark fruits balance just enough, and the oak offers a light char, but the alcohol drowns that out on the finish. The mouth feel is great. Itís thick and chewy with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and boozy finish. This needs a little less influence from the whiskey to be spectacular.
Drake (13175) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brasserie V, 8/14/16. Murky orange, thin fizzy head, poor retention. Aroma of strong whiskey, wheat, caramel. The taste is caramel, bourbon, oak, raisin. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate caramel,tl toffee, fruit, vanilla, bourbon, and a hint of maple syrup. Itís a slightly hazy amber with a small beige head. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, and light fruit. The finish has light maple syrup, aged hops, oak, and bourbon. Itís medium-full bodied with light-moderate and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, itís tasty, but the sweetness wears in me a little.
zebra (1956) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap @ brasseriev, where menu said aged in elijah craig 12-year-old barrel. barley wine nose, barley wine sweetness, barrel, a hit with my nephew, too.
Bacterial (2931) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown pour with a slight head. Malty toffee nose. Thick mouthfeel, syrupy, malty, bourbon, toffee, caramel with some candied fruit. Quite nice. Very sweet. Glad this is a small pour.
gregwilsonstl (2308) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cloudy brown. Lots of oak. Woody. Boozy. Brown sugar. Vanilla. Dry. Somewhat sweet.
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Copper colored pour with a white head. Baked sweet potato, pineapple, and vanilla aromas. Some brown sugar and whiskey, too. Good caramel aroma. Flavor is certainly on the sweet side. Nice caramel, brown sugar, and dried pineapple. Sweet potato, slight spiciness of whiskey and oak, and some cocoa powder. Lots of rum raisin, too. Good stuff.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. About 2 years old. Mostly clear red color. Thin off-white head. Interesting dark fruity malty nose. Great vanilla in the flavor. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of heat on it. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Bigger body. Interesting tasty flavorful stuff. Good long warm whiskey aftertaste
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is strong with notes of bourbon, vanilla, toast, caramel, and wet grains. Flavor has some bourbon heat up front followed by oak, dark fruit and brown sugar. Boozy and sweet.
alexsdad06 (9737) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of caramel, bourbon, vanilla and some boozy alcohol (more in the nose). Some lightly charred wood adds som character. Plenty tasty. Always worth trying stuff from these guys.