jeremyh70 (818) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a completely opaque black with a yellow khaki head that sustains surprisingly well and settles to a thin film and ring and leaves good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon and a hint of umami. Big chocolate and bourbon in the taste with plenty of alcohol. It has a smooth roastiness and just a bit of coffee bean flavor and woodiness. Finishes with a moderate roasty bitterness and alcohol flavor and warmth. Medium/full bodied with moderate carbonation. Too much alcohol and not near enough coffee. The bourbon really dominates this beer. Would have liked more contrast.
rader58 (808) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black and syrupy with dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, molasses, cocoa, wood, vanilla, maple syrup, coffee. flavor of cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, molasses, wood. Very heavy and thick. Has a ridiculous bite from the high alcohol. However, it doesn’t taste boozy to me.
bytemesis (3848) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours inky black, small brown head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving nice residual and good lacing. Aroma is pretty strong coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, rich, but hella boozy. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, hot and boozy. Too hot. Come on now.
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a good beige head. Aroma is coffee, oak, bourbon, dark fruit, hint of peppers. Full bodied, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, starts sweet with a roasty and warming booze finish. Taste is coffee, oak, dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, cocoa powder, bourbon.
barn0216 (450) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black obviously, very little foam. Sweet cherry Bourbon forward aroma, but also clear notes of char, maybe even a hint of smoke. Taste is hot, cherry, roast bitterness, wood, tears of orphaned children, definitely leaves a strong taste of Bourbon. Great stuff though.
solidfunk (4722) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mocha with some light barrel. Huge, syrupy and thick. Bitter finish. I didn’t enjoy this as much as the others in this lineup. Some roast, coffee and chocolate. Bottle from U-Street liquor.
ryanfolty (1948) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 15, 2015 - bottle from Wine and Cheese. Dark pour with some tan head that faded quickly. Aroma was bourbon, coffee, vanilla, wood and chocolate. Taste was good, but the bourbon was a bit too much and overpowered the other flavors. Finish was boozy, dry and slightly bitter.
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Travlr’s. deep brown with a small head. Nose of vanilla coffee. Strong boozy barrel that’s somehow not offensive. Hot brownie mix. Crazy hot, would do well to chill for a bit. Not bad.
Travlr (14210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of solidfunk of Canadia, thank you, eh? Deep clear maroon color, beige head. Aroma of licorice, brownies, vanilla. Taste is very boozy hot brownie dough. Whoa.
kraddel (4185) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black . Smell is sweet , bit oaky , bourbon . Taste is sharp , big bourbon, oak , slightly bitter, some chocolate, oaty finish . Boozy , for sure . Ok , bit too boozy