Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2009 Courtesy of BBB63madvike (3305) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle: The aroma consists molasses, fruit, vanilla, and bourbon. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small off-white head. The flavor starts with lots of molasses and light chocolate. There is some light fruitiness in the background. The finish has moderate vanilla and light bourbon. There’s a touch of alcohol heat. Full bodied with a slick and slightly oily mouthfeel.
Sampled @ GTMW ’09 - Mahogany pour with a little tan head. Smells and tastes pretty similar - sweet bourbon and caramel malt. Taste brings out a little more toffee. It’s wonderfully creamy and a bit syrupy. Very good beer. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2009
750ml bottle from shoreline...pours a dark caramel brown with a wispy light beige head...nose of boozy caramel and lighter vanilla...smooth and sweet caramel and vanilla flavors which probably overpower the base beer but still quite nice actually. jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2007
On Tap...Shorelines 15th batch of beer. aged in a Elijia Craig Bourbon barrel for 8 months. Dark pour with lively long lasting head. Aroma..just a hint of bourbon and carmel. Molasses,currant and berries give this ale a wonderful favor and mouthfeel...gets better as it warms slightly, very nice touch/hint of bourbon ( not overpowering) Again, just a wee bit thin, but overall a very nice beer.