Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 296 of 1152. Pours motor oil black with a creamy tan head, nice lacing. Nice nose of bourbon and vanilla with some bittersweet chocolate notes as well. Flavor also held hefty amounts of bourbon and vanilla. Finishing with a some cocoa and a touch of booze.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose was heavy on chocolate, fair amount of oak, and slight dusty scents.
Poured black with a tiny tan head.
Taste was boozy, dark chocolate, smooth oak, bitter coffee, and bourbon.
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown almost black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Sweet malt flavor, with chocoffee, candy sweetness, and a medium malt bitter finish. Medium bodied with nice carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Deep black beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is a bit sweet with a light soft vineous character. Light plummy/chewy character through the middle. A kiss of anise/licorice and some light hot booziness. There is a bit of cocoa and coffee with a lingering sweetness. Rich, fruity and fairly roasty on the back end. I like it.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a woody brownish black and a toffe- colored head. Aroma is bourbon, black licorice, anise seed, some tar, nutty dark chocolate, and earthy phenols. Black patent bitterness in the flavor- vanilla, burnt chocolate, bourbon, big alcoholic fusel character and a acetaldehyde green apple kick at the end. Meh.
nickd717 (3577) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a BeerAdvocate gathering. Very dark brown in color with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and strong bourbon. Flavor is more of the same with Jim Beam really evident on the alcoholic finish. Smooth palate with a medium-full body.
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of burnt malt and pretzels. Flavor is overwhelmingly bourbon and sweet malt. Basically it’s just a big mess of bourbon and malt. Yeah, it is pretty terrible...
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(PPSG09, 750ml bottle, thanks beerbill) Large creamy tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, smoke/roast, coffee, some raisin, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, vinous, Bourbon, some chocolate, smoke. Medium-full body, smooth.
notalush (5006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Peter’s NY gathering, I believe shared by beerbill - this beer is a boozy bourbon mess - and I LIKE bourbon - Jim Beam - did they have to choose the Cheez Wiz of bourbon to age this one with? - there is some brown sugar and doughy character, as well as some fig - but mostly it sweet booziness and bourbon - meh.
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very black with low carbonation. Smells chocolate-y, sweet, like bourbon. heavy creamy palate, tastes heavy, dark and delicious. It has a bit of spice too. Its really balanced and the alcohol asserts itself really nicely.