ChainGangGuy (4781) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a murky, dark brown body, with a three-inch-high, lofty, airy, tan-hued head.
Smell: An initial impression of spiced chocolate fast followed by a strong dark fruitiness and sweet-scented, heavy treacle element. Moderate Tennessee whiskey scents throughout.
Taste: Roast bucked and edged by a strong dark fruitiness of succulently ripe plums and figs (also some muddled ’nana and pear). A bit sweet. Pinch of ground spices with an earthy tone to them. Integrated Jack Daniel’s character that emboldens into the finish and warming choco-spice aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: It’s nice, for a barrel-aged Belgian... thing.
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle corked and caged poured a dark brown color with aromas of light peat, chocolate, dark pitted fruit, and bourbon. Flavors were a mixture of chocolate/caramel goodness followed by bourbon soaked figs. This was a very nice beer, glad I got to try it.
arkurzynski (2220) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from GAManiac. Huge thanks, Grant! Deepest of brown pour with tannish-brown head. Moderate to high level of carbonation. Nose is a nice, soft peat smokiness with light bourbon, caramel, fig, chocolate, and faint oak/coconut. Some booze. Flavor is chocolate and light roasted malt with bourbon, light vanilla, coconut, and mild dark fruit esters. Faint background smokiness. Relatively dry with lingering chocolate roast mild bourbon. This one was nice. It has a lot of nice qualities in moderate amounts - not one aspect over-powering. Nice Belgian, stout, smoke, and barrel aspects.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: September 27, 2012
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: rich sweet bourbon aroma, sweet chocolate backed by roasted malts, light peaty smoke
Flavor: big roasted flavor, sweet bourbon, rich chocolate, phenolic spicyness, light roast, earthy peat smoke is present but not overwhelming, light bitter finish
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: ***+ /4