sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle: Hazy ruddy brown color with a white head. Aroma, of bourbon, caramel, and some oak. Flavor, caramel, toffee, some bourbon. There is a bit of a sticky sweetness to it. Medium bodied, the bourbon isn’t overpowering which is nice. Pretty solid stuff. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2006
TITW-II. Amber body with off-white cover. The aroma is bourbon and toffee. The flavor is bourbon, caramel and light sweetness. Medium/light body with a soft and smooth texture. Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2006
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Interesting beer, poured from bottle leaving a decent white head and a moderately strong scent of bourbon rising from the glass. I was somewhat surprised by the bourbon in the flavor and a slightly sour aftertaste in the beer. I received this beer VERY recently, so I can’t attribute the sourness to oxidation, I guess it came with the woody flavor that also filled the aftertaste. gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2006
I would love to try this beer on tap to compare bottle vs tap. While a good beer, it did not integrate the heavy presence of bourbon into the brown ale as well as I had hoped.
From bottle. Pours a reddish brown with thin tan head. Nose is bourbon and brwon sugar. Flavor follows with hints of malts and nutty. Some of the typical brown ale flavors with some bitter in the finish. Nice palate and a good use of bourbon. Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 29, 2006
12 oz bottle shared with and provided by gputty. Clear mahogany with a tan head. Big bourbon nose that mellows and lets a nice nuttiness flow through as it warms. Nice, thick body and good lacing. Bourbon flavors over a nice, even nutty malt backbone. This is a good example of a case where bourbon barrel aging pays off - beautifully integrated with the existing flavors of the original beer. Good stuff!
Sammy (12837) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle thanks to the generous jpm30. Rich brown colour, but unique to get it that way. White head that lasts a while. Bourbon aroma, and bold bourbon taste. We Canadians are not normally into bourbon, but a good effort at it. Sourish by-product, well malted away. Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2006
12 oz. Bottle sent to me by the Mother in Law. Wow bourbon aroma stands out for this beer if you want to call it beer. Brown body with decent head. Flavor is like a little malt presence with your whiskey. Little more like whiskey than beer. Without looking at alcohol content would of thought it was higher. IrishBoy (4237) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Bottle from Buckybeer; Nose of caramel malts, vanilla notes, and bourbon/woody acents; clear brown with a small but lasting tan head; flavor of caramel, cocoa hints, bourbon, and oak all in a medium body with a fiar maount of carbonation. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Thanks monger for this beer. It pours a diet coke brown. An aroma of raisins, malt, vanilla. A sweet malty flavor wth vanilla kidking in, a light bitter that is pleasant. I can’t tell if the flavor I like so much is bourbon or alcohol warmth, what ever it is I like it. A mouth feel that is just a tad fizzy but just a tad. The mouthfell is solid just like the beer.Easily one of the best brown ales I’ve had. MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2006
As a brown ale, it’s, well, brown. Nose has lots of bourbon notes with the typical whisky/vanilla notes. Bit earthy, some peat. Flavor is sweet, caramel with some chocolate notes, bourbon character fits well with the brown ale. Nothing really spectacular about it, but at least it’s not another crappy imperial stout in a bourbon barrel.