Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists of butterscotch, vanilla, fruit, and faint nuts. It’s a transparent amber with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch. The finish has citrus hops, pine, and bourbon. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, I generally don’t like butterscotch, but it works in this beer. rumproasts (5546) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012
growler pour. amber with small head. quite strong bourbon aroma and flavor. buried underneath is butterscotch with hops. surprisingly light flavor other than the bourbon. ICEatALAMO (1352) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft at brewery. Pour light, even for a brown ipa. The smell is faint with bourbon that covers the hops. The hops dominate the taste here. A good beer if you like'em hop heavy. Wish there was more bourbon flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
The initial sweetness of this beer is overwhelming and off-putting and is the dominant flavor. I thought there would be some offset to the sweetness, but none was found nor was any bourbon present. mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Growler thanks Dave. Pours light brown off tan head. Aroma of malt and nuts
Taste like a butter scotch candy infused with hops very cool
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Draft at Short’s. Hazy, straw/orange-brown body, thin off-white/cream head. Toasty, burnt nose with burnt caramels and butterscotch. Bitter body, toasty, with oak and bourbon and diacetyl candy corn/butterscotch notes that conspire to dominate the palate after a few sips and reduce enjoyment of this beer.