kathouse (1217) - Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
black with a thick brown foam. Lots of cocoa and coffee on the nose along with some wood and vanilla notes. Nice body to support the bourbon flavors. Coffee and roast finish this one off.
Slipstream (2193) - USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capone’s. I continue to be a big fan of Ballast Point’s big beers. This was rich and flavorful, with the bourbon helping the sea monster to be its very best. Superb!
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Capone’s. Poured thick jet black with minimal tan head that goes away quickly. Nose is cacao, roasty dark malt, oaky bourbon. Tastes rich, pretty thick and complex on the palate, with the wood and bourbon not overpowering the beer, but rather helping the base product along. I gave the regular Sea monster a score of 4.3, and I see this as a few tenths better, and so damned smooth.
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro pour at Capone’s Black Friday event. Poured a great looking pitch black silky body underneath a smooth velvety light beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, roastiness, slight chocolate, and a touch of heavily roasted coconut. The body is so smooth and sliky with minimal carbonation and a touch of heat on the end. Flavor is roasty overall with an iniital burst of bourbon, vanilla, slight dark chocolate, burnt toast and a lingering aftertaste that is just phenomenal. Another great beer and the nitro pour really adds to this one.
PhillyCraft (3783) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro pour at Matty C’s. Amazing lineup for a one day event. Pours a dark brown almost black with creamy, swirly latte head. Really a cool looking beer from above. Aromas of milk chocolate, light coffee roast, sweet malts, whoppers, and a touch of JB. Mouthfeel is as smooth as can be. Awesome beer.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On nitro @ Capones. Aroma of vanilla creme, slight caramel, and cherry cordial. Pours black with a foamy film. Taste is creamy and delicious. Vanilla, cherry, chocolate and roast coffee. Very smooth.
Damico (2799) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours unclear black coffee in color with a big creamy beige head. The aroma brings sweet and even more spicy boubron notes, almost sweet resiny malts even. The flavor brings sweet vanilla boubron, really smooth to the point where alcohol only presented itself as spicu, quite nice. The body is decently creamy and goes down smooth.
jredmond (6062) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro Draft at capones with Vinny. Pours a deep brownish black with perfect cappuccino head. Aroma is light roast, smoked malts and bourbon. Mouthfeel is super creamy with notes of chocolate, roast, lots of bourbon.
crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little carbonation. It makes it very spirit-like. Jim Beam may not have been the best aging choice. Very fruity.
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really disappointed by this. Too boozy. The flavor of booze completely dominated everything and it really never went away. Would not get again.