jbeatty (1266) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle, tasted 04/20/2012, thanks to chewy08rx. Pours dull brown, burnt copper, frothy off-white head, fades to creamy glaze over the surface, fine lacing. Aroma largely barrel dominated: oak, big coconut, vanilla and sweet toffee, dark grain bread, and subtle, slightly tart apple for a crisp ending. Taste is sweet coconut bread, caramel and light fruitiness, pleasant spicy bourbon finish. Medium thick palate, but smooth, alcohol well hidden. Bold, rich flavors here, but not many complexities beyond the barrel influence, but still enjoyable. jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours a golden color with a paperthin head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Taste follows, this brings out the barrel so well. Very smooth and tasty
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone yespr (48895) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light toasted malty. Toasted malty and caramelish. Smooth malty and caramelish. Sweet and caramelish into the finish. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
The pour is a hazed orange color with an off-white head. Sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and honey. Good bourbon aroma, plenty of vanilla, and some oak. Actually a touch of hops in the background. Sweet sugar/malt flavors dominate. Heavy on the caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. As with the nose, lots of bourbon and vanilla with a light oak flavor. anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a malty spicy woody caramel aroma. Sweetish malty woody caramel and vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody caramel finish.
deyholla (12582) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle thanks to a trade. Pours a hazy deep gold with a near white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice barrel note with a hint of light berry and sweet grains. Flavor starts with sweet grains and caramel with sweet grains backed by bourbon. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tap at brewery. Aroma is woody fruit and bourbon with apple and bourbon flavor. Pretty boozy but quite nice. thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with billowy white head. Aroma is an awesome Christmas tree sap and needles. Really unique and interesting considering the style. Taste is smooth caramel, some vanilla, malt, sugar. Overall, this bottle wasn’t infected as some have suspected. Aroma was the best part but was unique to the style. Didn’t really taste the barrel. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at Town Hall Brewery, muddy brown color with white head. Scent is a lot of barrel with a bit if caramel and vanilla. Taste is similar, but has a bubbly whine character, bit too sweet, over takes the barrel.
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Draft at Town Hall, left over from Barrel Aged Week 2013. Pours a murky., dark amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is boozy, whiskey, floral. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, boozy, whiskey, some caramel sweetness, a hint of wheat in there, some floral hops, with a malty, boozy finish. This beer did not stand up well to the barrel. Not terrible, but lots of barrel.