CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle: pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel and chocolate nose with notes of vanilla bourbon. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet dark malts with good bourbon complexity and dark chocolate before a drier bittersweet finish. Well-balanced and dangerously drinkable.
nsquishee (593) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of bourbon barrel, chocolate, and molasses. Similar flavors which are dominated by bourbon. Tastes super smooth and silky with a boozy, carbonated finish. Very nice beer.
alexsdad06 (5335) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from 2011 red wax. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma and flavor had big bourbon notes, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, wood, boozy at times, big certainly, definitely worth trying.
Westchesterco (845) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a flight head. The aroma is Bourbon and the taste is strong boubon and has a wonderful finish. Yummy!
Iphonephan (3046) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla and milk chocolate. Wow. Nice combination of flavors. Bitter finish.
djd07 (3335) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a dark amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong bourbon, wood, roast, oak. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, and nice roast finish. Very good.
kambei70 (561) - - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aged in in 22 year-old Bourbon Barrels for almost two years. [2011 and 2013 versions both at 12%]
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Barnoloid (116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very bourbon forward barrel aged porter. The booziness is apparent from the nose right from the get go. Definitely get a lot of toffee, caramel and chocolate here. At 12% this packs a punch, but it goes down easier than the ABV would have you imagine. A sipper with complexity and a smooth mouthfeel.
Dr_MedievAle (156) - Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: chocolate and brown sugar with some raisin. Appearance: murky brown with fizzy beige head. Thick but quickly disappearing lacing. Taste: some sweet raisin that develops into plum. Slightly burning bourbon. Taste reminiscent of founders backwood bastard. Excellent alcohol masking. Palate: light body with lively carb. Dry and soft mouthfeel--like a red wine.
Dfonorow (1350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is deep brown/red with a small tan coffee colored head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, dark caramel, vanilla, and booze. Flavor is medium bitterness and a touch of sweetness - caramel, chocolate, alcohol. Coffee on the finish. Reminds me of BCBS as it takes almost all of its flavor from characteristics of the barrel aging and the base beer is very hidden.
jeremyh70 (664) - Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque dark brown with a tan head with nice lacing. Aroma of cherry, chocolate, brown sugar and slight alcohol. Taste has a bit of sweetness to begin with chocolate and dark chocolate, vanilla, some slight coffee and some alcohol. Some roastiness also. Finishes dry with some roasty bitterness and slight alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Very nice flavors. With a bit more depth could be great instead of just very good.