Ahh, I thought there was a thread dedicated to JBB... couldn't find this thread so I posted in the 'what are you drinking this evening' one.
Recently purchased my first bottle of JBB... first pour or two was very sweet, with an slight oak bite. Very nice, but overly simplistic to be sure.
Then a few days later, almost all the sweetness was gone... only the oak flavor remains. Is this a normal occurrence with JBB? I know I'm not crazy, cause I had my wife taste the first pour of JBB and she even said it was the sweetest bourbon I've had her try... then I had her taste it again later, and she said the same as me, almost no sweetness now. Don't get me wrong, I don't need my bourbon to be sugary... But when a bourbon already lacks complexity, and sweetness is its one draw other then 'oak'... well, you see what I mean, I'm sure.
Not very impressed with this, based on its price. To me, this is not 'twice' as good as EWB as its price would lead me to assume. Or Old Grand Dad 86 for that matter. Not nearly as good as BT or OWA, which are only a few dollars more. I haven't tried the Weller Reserve 90 proof yet, but I bet that blows away the JBB as well, and costs the same.
Sorry to be negative... I was really hoping to like this. I had just finished my Knob Creek bottle (which I really enjoyed) and was in the mood to give another Beam product a try, especially after seeing a bunch of positive comments... JBB didn't live up to the hype, unfortunately.