beernbourbon (1387) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by John, thanks! Enjoyed along side a regular 9000. Pour is deep dark brown with some faint purple notes. Aroma and flavor are loaded with sweet malt and deep dark fruity notes. Also toffee notes, sweet molasses, and faint basement notes. The aroma of the BA version had slightly more vanilla notes, but the difference was not overwhelming for me. I’m fine with that as I love the original.
neepsntatties (1368) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...cloudy dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose...sweet, sugary, toffee like and redolent with sugared raisins and whisky soaked plums. Palate...lightly frothy, very oaky and quite tannic! There’s loads of booze here as is evident by the 14.8%. The fruit that predominates are dates, Italian prunes and black currants and then there’s some Turkish delight just to top it all off. What a boozy delight!
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this growler. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is full of bourbon notes, with a lot of maple, vanilla and chocolate coming through. The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of whiskey character, as well as some maple, bourbon, chocolate and light vanilla. There is also some roasted malt thrown in. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
At first I was all about this beer but it wears down quickly. Nose is rich and fruity w lots of booze. Not really a typical stout flavor profile more like a barley wine. Tough to drink a whole glass.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma, dark appearance and complex taste with a near perfect warming mouthfeel.
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patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap on Feb 23 at Trion - Pours black with a very small tan head. It smells boozy and mostly of bourbon. The flavor features a strong bourbon character with dense, rich dark malt and alcohol. It has a very full body and a long, roast, boozy, bourbon finish. The bourbon really dominates so fortunately I like bourbon. It’s hot. Perhaps the abv has gotten too high. It’s tasty now though I think it will age, mellow, and be better.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Matt! Aroma reminds me of BA2TD. Round bourbon, hearty grain roast, stint of sweet fruit, caramelized malt. Smooth as can be, magnificently crafted. Really damn good.
thome50 (1229) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep and boozy brown with small khaki head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon and some chocolate milk going on. Taste is more school cafeteria chocolate milk, butterscotch, hot whiskey and some clove in there.
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap @RBWG-JAX-still-mahogany. A-molasses/bourbon-sweet dk malt. T-molasses/bourbon-sweet dk malt, dk fruit, slight hop bite.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(32oz growler) medium clear brown, fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of butterscotch, vanilla, barrel, maple syrup, supe rich and sweet. Taste of maple, butterscotch, rich chocolate, vanilla, toasty, alcoholic, medium thick body, slick finish.