j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle at James’ cellar cleaning tasting. Pours a hazed brown with a thin tan head. Wood and bourbon on the nose, a bit of vanilla and alcohol. Medium bodied, sweet and malty, warm malt, booze, bourbon. Thins out a touch. Boozy on the finish, lingering bourbon.
Jow (4170) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle at tasting at JTClockwork’s. nose is boozy and caramel. tastes of bourbon, toffee, oak, vanilla, raisins and malt. sweet beer. jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit and oxidation - medium body vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Bourbon, oak, malty aromas. Bourbon, oak, maybe vanilla, terrible beer Flavors. PNWbrew (2) - - SEP 27, 2015 does not count
2013 edition out of a 750ml bottle into wine glass
Aroma: toasty, alcoholic, maybe slight fruity esters
Appearance: dark copper, orangish brown color, light head that dissapates quickly (fine for the amount of alcohol). Nothing major against it.
Taste: malty, sweet, and toasty. You can really taste the bourbon barrel aged part of this beer. Not over powered, but could be a little more blended into the total taste. After the initial taste of dark malt and bourbon you get some dark fruit and like flavors.
Palate: standard ale texture, alcohol comes through on palate. Only mark off is I feel like there should be more mouthfeel.
Overall: solid beer. Really like having a bourbon barrel that isn’t a stout or scotch ale. Definitely one of the better beers I have had recently. i would say it’s probably worth the price tag.
rejtable (2891) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
Pours Amber limited head no lacing. Huge bourbon nose. Flavours plums, syrup, bourbon vanilla. Taste big sweet light bitter. Full sticky body lively carbonation. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2015
2013 BBA Prelude (# 02266) and served in snifter: Mahagany hues with quickly fading head and not any lace. Hefty bourbon notes, caramel, bread, dark fruits, molasses and touch of butterscotch which is actually appropriate here. What is not however is the medicinal band-aid esters, slightly distracting. Starting to pickup the wet cardboardy oxidation that is due time could be a non issue if this English-Styled Strong ale ages gracefully. Overall not too shabby at all...very interested to see what this could become should Chris still has some in the cellar. redtechnj (315) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2014
2013 Limited Edition bottle# 00660
Appearance- pours a hazy, deep rich brown with a thick off white head..
Aroma-bourbon, dark fruits, boozy.
Flavor- dark cherry, raisin, bourbon, vanilla & caramel. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2014
bottle in ba haba, strong bourbon flavors and beer, its a tough drinker due to the sweetness but the complexity is nice, shipyard’s barrel program is pretty good. keep up the good work! hopdog (13267) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
750ml bottle. 2013 Vintage, bottle # 00662. Poured a dark amber color with an off white head. Woody, some bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and some dark fruits. Overall alcohol well hidden.