oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016 philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At 13+% alcohol, of course the aroma and flavor are "boozy". But everything is pleasant. Delicious beyond expectations. I know shipyard gets a bad rap, and I’ve always been a big fan of the Export but little else. This is the first barrel-aged offering I’ve tried from them, and it is exceptional.
Pours a medium amber color. Aromas of caramel malt, hops, and a touch of bourbon. Caramel sweetness in the taste with a good bitterness of hops. johnnnniee (4411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Tap at Cask and Vine.
Reddish amber color. Paint thinner and vodka aromas mixed with wood tannins and light sugary malt. This is horrible, I didn’t finish the 5oz in front of me! Thisis12ptfont (1221) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
2013 bottle. Classic bourbon barrel aromas of toasted coconut, oak, vanilla, and bourbon as well as toffee, leather, bacon, shoe polish, roasted grains, and deep malts. Appears a slightly murky brown with a thin white foam rim and heavy lacing. Taste is very smooth with creamy caramel, toffee, oak, malt syrup, honey, and molasses. Mid palate brings pleasant coconut milk, vanilla, liquid yeast, deep malts, toasted bread and hints of chocolate milk. Finishes with definite bourbon burn, liquefied caramel and wood characteristics. Very fine offering. A rating. drfabulous (8572) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From the 750 bottle. Malty. Slightly sweet with hints of caramel. Low carbonation. Muddy in color. Bourbon throughout. No ESB here. halfonit (1398) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Had this on tap in the little hospitality bar at the brewery. Pours a hazy dark red / orange color with an off-white / khaki colored head. Nice lacing. Bourbon, woody vanilla, and roasted barley nose. Flavor is of caramel malts, bourbon, spice, booze, and wood. Bourbon aftertaste, but a bit of a bite right now. Still a little too hot. I can see this aging well.
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle #818, Thanks Spence3208. Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is light bourbon, dark fruit. Taste is bourbon, dark fruit, dry, little vanilla. a bit creamy, alcohol very noticeable. Great lacing. The flavor increased as it warmed. alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm 1/1/13. Pours a hazy dark orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, some fruit character, bourbon/whiskey, vanilla and some wood. Seemed to show every bit of the abv and could have benefited from more age. Nice to have tried it though. BeerandBlues2 (13810) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is oak, vanilla, dates, bourbon, caramel malt and spicy hops. Flavor is malt and bourbon with vanilla, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation. Travlr (26070) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, large bubble head. Aroma of vanilla and whiskey. Taste is sweet and boozy butterscoth. Decent. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
750ml bottle, thanks to radarsock. 2012 bottle, #341. Hazy dark red / orange color. Good thin bubbly off-white / khaki head. Lots of dots of lace. Bourbon, woody vanilla nose. Pretty hot in the finish, light bitter. Good caramel malt base, light bitter fruity hops in there, but a lot of bourbon / spicier wood warmth. Tasty bourbon wood hop aftertaste, but a bit of a bite right now. Would have liked to save it for longer, what with the purported "infinite shelf-life", but curiosity prevailed, and New Year’s seemed like a good occasion for tasting