markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
On draft at Seven Bridges. Pours an orange amber with a white head. Nose is bourbon up front followed by caramel, wood, spice, vanilla, and a hint of oranges. Flavor is similar- big bourbon up front with some vanilla, wood, and then the citrus character of the IPA follows in as an afterthought, or one not wanting to be left out. Flavor is a nice blend of IPA, vanilla, wood, and bourbon. Very enjoyable beer. 50belair (3670) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2011
On tap at 7 bridges, 2011 release. Copper colored pour with an off white head. Huge bourbon nose. The bold bourbon, oak, and vanilla flavors do a great job of masking the extremely ordinary IPA. Unfortunately a little of the bland hops and caramel malt flavor do fight their way through. jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
From the tap poured a amber color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a hoppy barrel finish. Aurelius (5425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Foggy medium brown with a short, stiff, beady tan head. Sweet aroma with west coast hops. Vanilla, bourbon/whiskey flavors, sweet, nicely bittereed. A good balance. This was a great take on a big beer - everything was in its place, contributing to a great overall product. yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2009
12oz snifter at the Seven Bridges brewpub enjoyed on January 10, 2009. Clear brown beer with a small beige head that doesn’t last long. Strong aroma of bourbon, with hops in the background. This brew was aged in bourbon barrels for 7 months, and there is no mistaking the bourbon and oak flavors. A lightly hoppy and sweet IPA is what this beer is built around, but the malt has more of a dark malt flavor. This beer was called "Ole Woody" and may not be the same one listed here, I was told this beer was 12% abv. It was a big hit with the homebrew club meeting, seemed like everybody in attendance had a glass to try. Kudos to Eric, the brewmaster, for producing such an enjoyable, off-the-mainstream brew as this. I saw it announced in Ale Street News that Eric won an award in the Best Beers of Florida competition with this one.
jcwattsrugger (12505) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2009
on tap-pours an off white head that laces and hazy gold color. Aroma is nice mellow bourbon, sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is nice bourbon/wood, some boozy, vanilla, medium malt. Occasional. Oakes (18167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
Golden-amber colour. Both bourbon and herbal, woody hops in the somewhat muted aroma. Wood, bourbon, vanilla, melon, cantaloupe - interesting and complex palate. Moderate bitterness. Off-dry finish with boozy burps. This came together surprisingly well. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
Rich copper, clear. Both deeper and cleaner look than the Toll Tender and its cascade counterpart. Harmonic aroma of subtle vanilla, bourbon but not hot. Wood and another smell I can’t quite place that is either flower or fruit. Really smooth and low carbonation. Finishes hot but warming and is an excellent satisfying brew.