badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Black with a fizzy off white head. Floral bourbon, chocolate, citrus, caramel, and vanilla aroma. Medium bodied oily palate. Tastes of chocolate, citrus, vanilla, caramel, and light bourbon with a roasted grain sweet malty finish. I would have liked a little more bourbon forward, but still very good.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a tap at flying saucer. Pours a nice dark color with a smooth tan head leaving good lacing. Aroma is bourbon forward with notes of vanilla, toasted malt and maybe even some chocolate. Flavor is very smooth bitterness with not as much bourbon as is on the nose. I can pick up the beginning ester flavors and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is full overall with good carbonation. Not amazing but would drink again.
reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon forward...not hot...roasty and vanilla notes too. Flavor follows suit...definite bourbon, lt vanilla, roasty and dark fruit notes...just a touch of oak. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is bourbon/vanilla/oak and dry and roasty.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32oz Growler from Beverage World. Served at around cellar temperature.
Pour black with some red highlights under light and a small light brown head that leaves some lacing and recedes to a wispy cap and ring.
Aroma features warm bourbon notes, vanilla and oak, brown sugar, dark fruits, coffee, some chocolate, roasted malts. Very good strength.
Flavor features vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee, Belgian yeast esters, some sweetness, minimal bitterness, alcohol is pretty well hidden.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation.
I like this. I’ve enjoyed the regular Allagash Black and this adds a nice layer to an already good beer. The bourbon isn’t overpowering, mixed in very nicely with the nice balance of a roasty Stout and Belgian Ale.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Nice lacing. Upfront yet not overbearing bourbon aroma. Smooth taste. Not thick. Bourbon is prevalent throughout. One of my favorites.
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jstraw (1959) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Draft at Jerry’s. Black with decent, foamy, tan head (barrel-aged) / Medicinal woody, lightly sour nose of chocolate and bourbon barrel / Medium body, elegant, creamy and soft, dry with beautiful balance and bitter finish / Complex, mellow flavors of bittersweet chocolate, coconut, banana, plum, dark roast coffee, bourbon, and oak / Great stuff.
kindacold (235) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish black with creamy head. Mild chocolate smell. Chocolate stout flavors. Some bourbon notes, but not overpowering. Bit of pepper on finish.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black color with a small tan head and considerable lacing. Huge aroma of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, and some raisins. Flavor was very high on sweetness with dark fruits and a bourbon flavored finish slightly dry.
williamstome (1678) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown pour, tan head. Not much aroma; disappointing. Flavor is bourbony; sweet and strong.
Bacterial (2767) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at ChurchKey in DC. Dark pour with a tan head, big lacing. Nose is oaky, smokey and a hint of bourbon. Mouthfeel is nice, smokiness continues with some fun Belgian spice and just a hint of bourbon. Quite good!