bhensonb (14632) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy red with a foamy beige head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is very oaky, perhaps a bit bourbon, and there is a roast malt with a touch of chocolate. Moderately bitter finish.
Sammy (11655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seasonal just put on at brewery’s tasting room. Sour mash bourbon so getting that sourness from the abrrel. A hoppy red. Not a bad one.
Ratman197 (14082) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a hazy dark reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak, fruittiness and carmel. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, oak, light bourbon, light fruittiness and light vanilla with a crisp lingering bittersweet finish.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 Bottle: Hazy and dark amber with a thin head. Soft and smooth texture. Mild carbonation to boot. Flavors and aromas were quite pleasant (caramel, wood, vanilla, butter cookies, sugared fruit). Sweet whiskey was a nice touch. Bitterness was very mild; I wanted a bit more. Maybe a pinch more alcohol, too.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bonus bottle from the man, BlackForestCO. First off, I’m rating this beer under extreme duress, as Jake threatened to beat up my kid if I didn’t rate a beer from him tonight, so that will probably make me more critical of this poor beer than I should be. Pours a hazy ruby burgundy color with a towering fluffy off-white head, excellent lacing and retention. Aroma has some spicy wood, licorice, ripe fruits, and whiskey. The flavor follows with more oak, mild dark fruit, melon, and a bit of cola, but doesn’t keep pace with the aroma. Not bad, and glad for the chance to try, thanks Jake!
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle Label says Reilly’s Oak Whiskey Red 5/27/09 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Taste of oak, vanilla, little sourness, and slight bourbon. This light bodied brew is not bad wish it had more bourbon and it is not very well balanced. Not bad.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, your fucking kidding me this won GOLD in GABF07 Barrel Aged beers! What the fuck was the competition? Oak aged woodchuck?!?! Pours an amber red body with a tan head. A thin watery oak vanilla and light bourbon body with over ripe fruit and a bitter finish. Eh its okay but undeserving of its accomplishments...
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice red/brown. Bourbon aroma and taste is not overpowering which is pleasant. There is a nice toffee taste followed by the bourbon warmth.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewery 6/10/6. Beer was a lightly hazy, medium amber-brown color with a frothy, off-white, mostly lasting head. Clingly little spots of lacing holding firm to the walls of the glass as we go along. Aroma was malty with light notes of roasted grain, moderate caramel and a trace of chocolate; Hoppy with a trace of herb; Moderate notes of oak, whiskey/burbon and candy sugar that’s on the verge of burning. The flavor was moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic with an average-length, light-to-moderately sweet, trace bitter finish. Oaky retros. Nice. The body was light to medium, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively. Nice experience.
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Twisted Pine tasting room in Boulder, CO (1/2 pint pour). Poured a deeper orangish color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of wood, caramel, bourbon, and grain. Tastes of whiskey, wood, vanilla, and caramel. Somewhat sugary sweet with a light sour finish. Thinner body.