jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Robert. Pours black. Brown head. Nose and taste of bourbon barrel, roast chocolate malt, ultra fresh coffee beans and vanilla. Body is a bit thin. Bourbon overpowers at times due to the thinness of the body. Otherwise, excellent.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of ksurkin. Pours dark brown with a thin sparse carbonation. Smells of roasted malt, some coffee beans, bourbony hints, dry oaky elements. Tastes of bourbon up front that gives way to mild underlying coffee beans, molasses, some vinegary hints, some light spice, vanilla. The beer also picks up some light cherry notes as the beer warms. Body is a little thin on this and the bourbon is a little over the top, but otherwise an interesting beer.
Radek Kliber (6876) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma dry bean roast , crisp nose, slight spicy malty behind. 7+
Appearance slight haze ,d ark brown with large creamy top. Good lace.
Flavor and Palate : Sweet mid bodied ale with good balancing coffee dryness. Great coffee feel. Finishing with some alcoholic notes. Very neat.
StefanSD (2246) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from Dkachur. Thanks Dan. Pours a opaque dark brown color with a small tan head that soon fades to a fine ring. The aroma is complex and bold with bourbon, dark fruits, leather, tobacco and roasted grains. The flavor is similar to the nose with ample bourbon, salty leather, biter walnuts, roasted grains and sweet dark fruits. The palate was creamy with lively carbonation. The finish was medium in duration, dry and just a bit acidic. Overall: Wow, I loved this, a very tasty brew with a fantastic nose. Thanks again Dan, you rock.
Sammy (10326) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A coffee story. I am not a coffee drinker, still excellent coffee. A lace sheet. Wafting coffee aroma. Dry roast, sugar, black body, coconut from barrel. Medium mouthfeel. Best is its not acidic.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked this up at Rickís in Alexandria not too long ago.
Pour brings a near-black liquid with a thin mocha head that has some pretty good staying power. This is definitely a coffee bomb--the nose really loads in some nice, fresh coffee that is fairly dark and roasty. The taste scales the coffee down a tad bit in exchange for some dry roast and hints of chocolate. Feel is quite nice. This is somewhat thick but dry and roasty. Finishes well. I havenít had that many beers from Williamsburg at this point, although the ones I have tried have been quite good.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-18-2010
radagast83 (6329) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Poured as close to pitch-black as possible. Head was small, dark brown, compact. Aroma was was heavy on the roasted malts, chocolate malts, notes of coffee, vanilla, and of course bourbon. This one was not too bitter, and the bourbon barrel did not overpower the brew as you can sometimes find with some barrel beers that havenít been cellared for long. Alcohol is low enough that the entire bottle can be enjoyed without that feeling you get from extremely high alcohol stouts.
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Didnít expect much from this but must say that this is a beer that really blew me away!!! Liquid coal at its thickest point, deep mahogany edges and a creamy latte head. Aroma is vanilla laced Starbucks coffee...extremely rich, smooth, and robust. The bourbon is present but isnít at all distracting and, instead, seems to play with and enhance the flavor of the brew. Not aggressive or in your face but masterfully put together. Velvety mouthfeel that sticks to the palate but isnít at all cloying. Would love a few more bottles if anyone can spare!!!
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that someone brought to the tasting room at Ithaca during the Le Bleu release. Pours a big deep black with a thin tanned beige head. Spicy jalapeno, roast and char, light wood on the nose. Sweet, tastes like super milky coffee. Big caramel, char and roast. Lingering warm booze. Long and sweet roast.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with one finger tan head that quickly fades to a small ring around the surface. Nose of oak, coffee, caramel and booze. Coffee on the taste with a long, bitter finish. A little hot for 8%, but the flavors come together well.