Sikash (229) - 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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: October 22, 2012
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, sticky lace
Aroma: light roasted aroma, touch of bourbon
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel and vanilla sweetness pulls out the chocolate over the roasted back end
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
NikkTwist (1341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Draft at Eulogy. Start of a barrel. Opaque brown pour in a tulip glass. Nice foamy tan head that left some lace. Slightly medicinal chocolate liquor. Definite bourbon barrel notes. Tootsie Rolls. Not much aroma once the head dies down. Silky palate. Smooth finish. High ABV is well hidden. Nice, but lacks complexity. Update: Having it on draft again during an Allagash event at Moriartys. Similar looking, though much less lace. Started too cold but warmed up to some deeper complex flavors.
hombrepalo (1744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewhaha. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon aroma. Sweetish roasted malty spicy yeasty woody bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty woody bourbon finish.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. This is a case where more is not necessarily better. I like the original version better.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Inky black
Aroma: Vanilla, chocolate, hint of alcohol
Palate: Warming finish
Overall: The bourbon seems a little subdued/hidden in the big beer
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. A ruby reddish dark brown with a short lived beige head that leaves a lacing. Aroma is coconut, chocolate, wood, molasses. Flavor is thick caramel, chocolate, bourbon whiskey, coconut. Finish is bitter, dark chocolate, wood. Lingering dark chocolate and wood flavors. Light body, somewhat sticky mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Good!
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival 2011. Dark amber body with a small creamy tan head
Dry roast chocolate and faint bourbon aroma
Sweet bourbon flavor with chocolate and roast flavor
Medium full body mod carb
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour tan head creamy with light lacing .... aroma of bourbon and roasted malts and coffee ..... very smooth and silky with a light fruity and roasted malt and coffee taste ... a bitter warming alcohol bourbon finish .... not a heavy brew kind of thin and easy drinking as it warms more of the bourbon flavor comes in ... not bad but i wasn’t blown away
OldGrowth (2418) - North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Tyler’s Apex, 04/12/11. Good aroma, lots going on, Bitter sweet yeasty, molasses, barrel, clove coriander. dark brownish orange color, ok head no lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, dry bitter finish. Tasty. thought it was at a great point with the barrel mix. enjoyed this more than others at bar.