RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Hints of smoke/oak/and bourbon in the aroma. Texture is a little too thin to support the fairly robust aroma/flavor profiles. Flavors of nuts, oak, smoke, bourbon, toffee, and toasted grain. Surprisingly good. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Poured a medium and cloudy brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of light vanilla, caramel, nuts, lightly woody with some bourbon. Tastes of nuts, woodiness, toasted malts and light bourbon. Thinner body. The barrel aging does not take front stage (only a portion aged in bourbon barrels) but makes it self known. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Pours tranparent (when to light) deep brownish red with a large white head. Aroma is of stivky sweet malt, brown sugar, a bit of wood, a bit of sweet bourbon. Flavor is of molasses, some toasty nutty malt, slight marshmellow, some wood, and a funky bourbon kick in the finish hitting the back of the throat. Body is thin. Palate borders on watery. Decent but there is something that falls a little short in the flavor, the bourbon is not sharp but it does not meld with the flavor how a I would like and the body is a little light but on the upside it is quite drinkable for a barrel aged beer. badgerben (5171) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 8/31/05: Light brown color with a medium head. Slightly sour aroma with some smoky overtones. The taste is quite dry, with a light and woody flavor of oak and bourbon. A fair dosage of the grain silo effect. 6/3/6/3/13 Re-rate, 10/13/07: Slight aroma of oak, chocolate and bourbon. Nutty taste with a moderate dosage of oak, vanilla, sweet bourbon and malt. Much, much better the second time around. amberale1 (16) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2005 medium body, lively carbonation when drank, appearance is a darker brown for a brown ale, had from the bottle and Tyranena brewery, much preferred at the brewery. Very good
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Bottle thanks to my Secret Santa. Nice dark red color with a thin cream head. Rather standard brown ale aroma, a little bit roasted, a little bit sweet, not really any bourbon showing through. Flavor is pretty nice, a bit of cherry and wood, but mostly a subtle roasted malt flavor. Good palate, it isnt hoppy or offensive, like a brown ale is expected to be relaxed. TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Tried this beer at State Fair. Not a bad beer, but not as good as I was hoping for. Good, but not great. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
thx to santa for this one.
I certainly didn’t get any bourbon flavor/n otes on this one, but for the most part it’s a reasonably done brown ale axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Pours very dark brown body with a nice foamy tan head. Arome is nuts, bourbon, and carmel. Flavors are hazelnut coffee with a little bourbon on the finish. Just right on the bourbon. I get the taste but not the burn. Not a bad brown. Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Pours a dark brown. Smells of smoke, tobacco, roasted malts, and bourbon. Taste is tobacco taste up front that fades into a licorice flavor and then it shows a bit of hop character and then fades away. Very complex. The most interesting brown ale I tried. Although I’m not a fan this was a solid brown ale!