MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Thanks to buckybeer for the bottle. Clear orange/copper with a small head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel and nuts. Taste was sweet, with just the right amount of bourbon. Also some oak and vanilla. Medium body. Wisconsin (15) - live oak, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2007
I like the barrel aged not to strong medium brown small tan head caramel and bourbon flavor very good barrel aged beer Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 I like anything bourbon barrel aged, so I like this beer. With that said, this is a nice example of what barrel-aging can do, but not particularly exciting. Pours a nice deep brown that’s revealed to be red when you hold it up to the light. Good head with good staying power. Nicely caramel-malty and some nice bourbon notes, with some buttery notes near the finish. Lingering bourbon aftertaste is pleasant. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Dirty caramel, somewhat light for a Brown Ale, thin off-white head, falls quickly, sparce lacing.   Sweet Bourbony nose, yup, thats pretty much it.   Soft, yet dominate Bourbon like flavor.   The soft roasted malts of your typical Brown Ale aren’t coming through the Bourbon.   Tiz malty, but not roasty.   This one reminds me of the Bourbon Ale that Bear Creek produced years ago, but a bit lighter.   Underlying beer is non-existant, but instead it was more of a watery Bourbon.   Too light of a style to age in barrels, but still enjoyable to drink (I do like Bourbon).   Tasty, just not all there.   Thanks Facto for the bottle. alexsdad06 (11243) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Aroma is a little malty, but mainly the alcohol. The flavor has almost no alcohol to it. I did get a slight amount of bourbon. The majority of the flavors were of caramel, some chocolate. Medium bodied and fairly smooth going down.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Clear brown color with a moderate off-white head. Watery bourbon in the nose with hints of molasses. Bourbon flavor sort of dominates a fairly non-descript, slightly chocolatey brown ale. Neat experiment but I probably wouldn’t want to drink it regularly. 00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Pours out a nice brown color with a decent beige head. Aroma is sweet. has hints of caramel, semi cweet choco and a very slight vinilla hint. Flavor is very similar, though i had a bit of trouble detecting the bourbon in it. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottled. Poured a slightly hazy medium brown with some red highlights and a short off-white head. The nose picked up sweet bourbon sugars first.. semi-sweet chocolate and hints of oak accent quite nicely. The flavor had a very nice grainy chocolate base with mild accents from the barrel (oak, vanilla, and sweet bourbon)... sticky nutty notes and chocolate at the finish. Grainy on the palate with a decent flow to it... enjoyed this. DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Rich brown in color, under a light head. Noticeable alcohol smell. Definite touch of oak in the taste. Nice roasty ale malts with a sour tinge on top of caramel sweetness. Despite the nose, actually doesn’t taste too alcoholic.joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Re-rate, March 13, 08. I think I may have originally rated this a few points even above my enthusiastic standards. But still this is an interesting beer. A solid brown malt base that does leave room for impressions from the portion that’s been BA’ed. Definitely something to check.
Rocky’s Revenge poured a hazy dark amber with a nice craggy slightly off white head. Carbonation bubbles coming from below. The head sticks around on this one. Stcky white lacing half way through my glass.
The smell is good. Sweet malts come through up front followed by vanilla. There is a nice smoky/roasted scent to finish.
There is a lot of flavors going on. Sweet creamy malt quickly followed by vanilla and oak. The bourbon flavor is right on. After the bourbon this beer finishes with a nice chocolate. A little burnt bitterness comes along after the swallow.
Mouthfeel is good. Creamy and smooth. Medium bodied. Goes down good.
The drinkability suffers a little for the simple fact that this beer is more of a sipper.
Overall Rocky’s Revenge is a very good beer. It says on the bottle that a portion is aged in bourbon barrels. The bourbon flavor is right where it should be. Not too strong. If you see this pick it up. It’s a good beer to give a try. Hopefully it’s still around next time I go up there cause I’ll definately be buying more.