Bill Becker (2051) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 29, 2017
From Jul 2008
This pours a hazy, nah, more of a cloudy rust colour with a nice 2 finger head of foam.
The smell sure does have a strong presence of bourbon but I also get a slight nose of citrus but I had to really sniff a lot to get it.
The taste is THE BOURBON. Sorry for shouting but that initial sip screamed bourbon and I had to reflect that in my review. ;^) Btw, I *do* like bourbon so no problems yet.
There are more flavours here...some good vanilla and toffee, some fruitiness, a slight tartness mid palate, and the finish has a nice bitterish kick to it. Nice. And there's definitely some warming here after the swallow so the drinkability suffers somewhat.
The mouthfeel initially feels like it's on the thick side(very silky) but overall, I'd call it medium. Good stuff! Btw, the head retention is first class as there's still about a 1" solid layer and I'm down to the last 1/3rd of my glass.
Ok, I've had a few barrel aged brews before. Some I liked, some I didn't. This one tasted different enough to keep me interested for the entire session and I take my hat off, yet again, for this small Colorado brewery. Well done Twisted Pine! I'd buy it again.
nearbeer (5713) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2017
12 oz. no bottling date. Mostly clear chestnut pour with a big spongy foam. Nose is vanilla toffee, light oak and chocolate. Tastes of whiskey, vanilla toffee and occasional lightly soured berry. A touch of cocoa and oak in the long finish. Near-medium body leans big towards the vanilla aspect of the barrel but isn’t overly sweet or boozy. One of the best in the style, but needs a more flavorful beer to properly do battle with the barrel. Medium-plus fizz is a bit much at times, but mostly under control Nekronos (4248) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 17, 2014
Very nice in flavour, in aroma too. Very heavy in features but ver good brewed this one. Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle from somewhere. Poured into a snifter at home. Pours a deep reddish brown which was mostly opaque. Very thick pillow head that laced sporadically. Aroma was decent with oak barrel, booze, malts, caramel, dark breads, nuts, and earth. The taste was all over the place however. It was certainly aged in oak whiskey barrels which is cool but the beer that was aging had a lot left to be desired. The malts and hops were not balanced at all. There was a metallic taste, almost alkaline. Medium light in body and not boozy. Really it just had a weird mouth feel, palate, and overall taste. Not my style. dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2014
ick. not at all what i expected based on the description (or the $$$). overly metallic aromas, hardly any oak or whiskey there... taste/palate is thin and again metallic. just sort of gross. not awesome at all. a major let down.
AdamBeer1 (353) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
As soon as I opened the bottle I could smell the whiskey aging. Its almost over powering, in a good way. I am a fan of the style and anything whiskey barrel aged is a good time for me. The taste is whiskey and smooth, but could use a little bit more robust flavor for whatever that means. Easy to drink and I would order this again for sure.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap @ Twisted Pine. Ruby pour with an off-white head. Aromas of whiskey, green apple, and booze. Some vanilla and caramel sweetness, oak, and fruits. Flavor is dominated by alcohol, whiskey, and green apple. Mostly green apple. Some sweet caramel and toffee. A touch of vanilla. Meh. cubs (10745) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap @ Twisted Pine. Pours a reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Sweet caramel, a bit fruity, apple aroma. Fairly sweet, caramel, toffee, herbal flavor. Blah. zoucrew102 (2312) - - MAR 4, 2013
Aroma is pleasant with hints of bourbon and vanilla. Pours dark red in color. Hints of vanilla along with bourbon to start then finishes very smooth with a nice warming feeling like a sip of good bourbon.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy dark brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is odd - once I read the description, I see why. The toffee and bourbon really come through, especially the toffee. Bourbon really comes through in the taste, but little else does. Not my type of beer.