AROMA: Moderate bourbon aroma, though slightly buttery. Some dank resiny hops. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Deep amber, slightly hazy. Small, off-beige head. Poor lacing and retention. 2/3
General amber malt base. Some sweetness but not a sweet brew per se.
Some red apple flavor, but not cider-like tartness. Bourbon/woody flavor
emerges on finish for mild vanilla sensation. Faint butterscotch.
Becomes astringent as it warms. 12/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; slightly crisp. Surprisingly clean finish. Alcohol presence is minor. 3/5
IMPRESSION: Quite boring considering what it’s supposed to be. No
complexity, little bourbon flavor. Seems to be a macro product
masquerading as a limited release barrel brew. 5/10
TOTAL SCORE: 28/50
The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet
is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and
protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to
prepare for examination.