Leighton (17469) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Cheers! Pours oily black-brown with a tan foam head. The aroma holds milk chocolate, light coffee. Rich flavor, moderately sweet, with nice chocolate and creamy coffee character. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, with light warmth, continuing hearty cocoa, milky coffee, mellow earthy bitterness. Solid.
dmac (5232) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from ksurkin, thanks bro. Poured a pitch black silky body with a tiny ass light beige head. Aroma is sweet sugary bourbon, dark fruit skins, sugary, plum and prune, seems almost vinous, burnt marshmallows. Flavor isnt as sweet, burnt toast, dark fruits, sweet bourbon, very light sweet coffee notes. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Solid but hoping for more.
Ctplt777 (470) - - NOV 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh, another amazing beer by Alewerks? Didn’t see that coming. This is like desert in a bottle. Aroma is huge amounts of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and vanilla. Absolutely dark as night. This tastes like someone took a piece of chocolate cake and drowned it in coffee, vanilla then poured bourbon all over it to finish it off. It’s absolutely delicious. It’s sweet but not cloying. I can see something like this getting way too sweet and rich, but the bourbon cuts that. The said bourbon isn’t overpowering. I’m not a huge fan of bourbon barrel beers, but this one and their bourbon barrel porter are both excellent. This one isn’t as heavy on the bourbon as the porter in my opinion. Overall this is a solid BBS. I love the beers Alewerks brews, I’m glad they’re so consistent. Cheers.
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brow bomber, bottled on June 30, 2015 at Rustico Ballston. Black with very small beige head. Aroma is roasty & Bourbon, thick body, creamy texture, medium carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is roasty, bourbon, dark chocolate, some vanilla, and dry finish. This good, but really heavy.
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Nice, rich coffee aroma. The flavor adds chocolate, lactose, vanilla, light oak and a hint of bourbon. Tasty.
GenDV138 (5252) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, bourbon. Tastes of dark chocolate, roast, light coconut and oak, bourbon. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Always enjoy this one.
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber->snifter. Black with small lite brown head. A: huge coffee with chocolate malt, hints of bourbon. T: bourbon over coffee, chocolate. Some spice on the end. Rich, smooth. Tons of coffee in the finish. Good.
GRM (3611) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 4 2014; eye: black, opaque, no head, no lacing; nose: chocolate, coffee, coffee liqueur; mouth: chocolate, coffee, coffee liqueur, light hops, finale in coffee with presence of coffee liqueur, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, mildly sweet, lightly liqueur-like texture; overall: correct
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 4 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : chocolat, café, liqueur de café; bouche : chocolat, café, liqueur de café, léger houblon, finale en café avec présence de liqueur de café, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement liquoreuse; en résumé : correct
ordybill (1171) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the keg at the "Bucket Trade" in Chester, VA.
Aroma- Nice coffee aroma with a chocolate follow through.
Appearance- The brew is black with a small brown head.
Taste- Has a nice malt and bourbon flavor with a hint of coffee.
Palate- This is a medium bodied beer with mild carbonation. It has a slightly oily texture that compliments the flavor.
Overall- A real good find, I would drink this again.
Stuu666 (9537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate, coffee, bourbon, taste is similar, rich, vanilla.