bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
bottled. Hazy and brown coloured with a small head. Not very balanced with notes of chocolate, citrus, oak and bourbon. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2009
12oz bottle, no date. Hazy orange copper with a small beige head, fair retention. Aroma of old bourbon and some vegetal notes, light tang as well as some caramel. Flavor is fairly tangy with some buttery and woody qualities. Bitterness peaked @ a 3 in the dry finish. Light body with light carbonation. Me no like. pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2011
This beer has some odd tastes that don’t work for me. It is sweet and nutty with oak and sour/tart flavors. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
bottle... medium brown with a some amber, murky, light tan head forms a ring... the aroma is light, thought it would be much stronger, a whisper of bourbon is nice and smooth, generic toffe on the finish, nothing bad, just too light and boring... this beer is just off, seems slightly infected with a tart bitter note, flat but a terrible mouthfeel, mostly rye, no bourbon, just not a good combo KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Tap at brewery during GABF 2009, listed as Reilley’s Oak Whiskey Red.
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Pours an aroma of weak, watered-down bottom-shelf whiskey with a body of deep amber. Flavor is raisin vomit (yes, raisins can puke) and bottom-shelf whiskey. Watery mouthfeel. Hopefully, Reilley killed himself.
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 This one just isn’t right. Nose is candied pecans, slight hints of bourbon, and odd funkiness with a bit of a hint of tartness. Taste follows the nose rather closely, slightly sweet and yet definitely off, tart and just kind of off in the finish. Not terrible or undrinkable, but certainly not good.
Thought maybe age would make it better. I was deadly wrong. Even worse.