biggirlpanties (140) - Riverside, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad and Bressi Ranch about two dozen times. Always great beige foam on black pour. Great retention for a ba beer. Aroma is Bourbon, maple, vanilla, cinnamon, caramel. Taste is same with spot on rich Bourbon character, not much chocolate but lots of bitter coffee. Palate is a tad Sticky and tad sweet. Would prefer more hoppy aggressive balance.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. Chocolate aroma, coconut taste. Sweet in finish, big and rich beer.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Carlsbad. Black body with tan foam. Nice chocolate fudge, vanilla, deep roast, dry wood aromas. Smooth full body. Boozy bourbon vanilla flavors with sweet chocolate, dark roast malt___sweet n’boozy.
bytemesis (2414) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 Tap. Pours pitch black, small tan head, great lacing. Aroma is bourbon, light roast, coffee, cocoa. Flavor the same- bit of anise, light sweet, medium bitter, some astringence, bourbon and woody notes pleasing, not overpowering. Wonderful bourbon finish. Full body, creamy, a bit hot, but smoother than the regular.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black beer with a light tan head. Bourbon and light roast aroma. Bourbon and caramel flavor with light toffee, light vanilla, and light bourbon. Medium bodied. Bourbon and vanilla lingers with light chocolate, light caramel, and light toffee.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours black with a dense khaki head. Fairly big whiskey notes of the nose but they feel muted to me. It’s mostly bourbon own the tongue with some small malty roast notes. Finishes clean. Solid but I’ve had better examples of the genre.
mcberko (5213) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad, pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma of strong bourbon barrels, and subdued chocolate and roast. Flavour is very strong, with quite a bit of fruit, fusels, and loads of bourbon. Lots of jagged edges, making this exceedingly difficult to drink. Much prefer the regular Night Rider.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Carlsbad... Pours a deeper black, solid, and topped with a thin light beige head... Light barrel with smooth bitter chocolate notes. Nice and not overly barreled... Ashy roasted chocolate, smooth with a light bitterness on the backend. Mild barrel impartations and not overly done. Medium bodied with semi-prickly carbonation.
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, Pizza Port tap takeover. It pours a deep black color with a small brown head. Aroma is intensely bourbon, with vanilla note, coffee and chocolate. Aroma is mellowed out compared to the regular Night Rider, with the barrel softening the bitterness. Creamy on the palate. Good.
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad, CA
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, vanilla, oak, alcohol, chocolate and licorice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, vanilla, oak and roasted finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.