JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle from a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and bourbon. Malty and chocolatey flavor with some bourbon warmth before a sweet chocolate finish. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
(Batch # 1.512) Une mousse démesurée qui pourrait faire penser à quelque chose de sauvage. Un nez de bourbon et de vanille avec des malts rôtis et des traces de chocolat. Un goût qui va dans le même sens avec du bois et du whiskey, des céréales noires amères et douces. Un corps plutôt mince, peut-être mangé par la barrique. Une finale douce et cendrée. crossovert (12666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2016
355ml bottle. Dark brown pour. Not feeling this one, it has not an infection jsut a strange character, some booziness. Something is off. AWISLguy (3046) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2016
12oz embossed bottle from Jim’s in Mundelein served at cellar temperature. A bit of a gusher on opening. Shrug? Refrigerate a few days? The available 7-8oz were dark brown with a brown head. Caramel. Big vanilla/bourbon nose. Some chocolate. Mildly roasty. Not too heavy, but what is in is whiskey-tasty and solid. Interesting effort from a quality brewer. 14.1 tmoreau (4298) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
On tap at Poor Phil’s in Oak Park, IL., and dispensed to a large snifter, showing a ruby highlighted, black/brown hue, with a frothy layer of brownish tan head foam that gradually reduced to a persistent ring & film, and ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was roasted, light grain & maltiness, with cocoa, some dryness, and touches of bourbon & barrel. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation that stung the tongue with some pleasant spritz, the taste added a touch of sweetness, roasted, earthy, and tannic bitterness, with some finishing tartness. Perplexed a bit by the modest bourbon & barrel influence after 10 months, medium body, and moderate abv.. Would have been blown away by a more robust approach, but pretty tasty, anyway.
zebra (2097) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2016
12-oz bottle from craftbeertemple, gushed at 1st, surprisingly for a ba, nice head, nice lace, boozy sweet nose, ashy boozy sweet, creamy. according to http://saugatuckbrewing.com/events/barrel-aged-nea "a mixture of Heaven Hill, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace barrels".
Christpuncher (3110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Aroma of caramel and malt. Very milky and soft feel. Slightly roasted malt and some bourbon flavors. Slightly sweet. Had out of a bottle at home. Pours black with a tan head BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Tap at Grizzly’s in Plymouth, MN. Very dark opaque dense pour with a creamy rocky head. Nice sweet bourbon and mild roast aroma. Smooth palate, not terribly heavy, but nice. Taste brings some whiskey sweetness.