chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle served in a goblet.
Appearance: Clear dark brown that’s close to black with a thin tan head that lacks retention and leaves minimal lacing.
Aroma: hints of vanilla, chocolate, wood and bourbon.
Flavor: more roasted grains and vanilla, and less chocolate on the palate than the nose. Moderate amount of wood and bourbon.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied,with low but adequate carbonation. Dry finish.
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to my dad..Pour is dark black with a tan head that lasts...Nose is dusty chocolate, bourbon, spice, dry, vanilla, cola..Taste is roast, dry chocolate, vanilla, milk chocolate, wet bourbon barrels.
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque cola brown work a thin layer of tan head. Aroma and taste of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, and a hint of chocolate.
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a nice big porter with a well balanced bourbon flavor. All around great brew at the price point.
maley1 (1177) - Calgary, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma is very strong bourbon and faint vanilla. Taste is heavy on the bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate and coconut. Full bodied, long bourbon finish.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany bordering ebony with a tightly packed mocha head. Rich milk chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and char. A tad creamy. Really solid beer.
UDBeernut (2694) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pours oil slick black, thin khaki head that fades. bourbon nose, some vanilla too. the chocolate really stands out in this one. milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa. not much vanilla in the mouth. slick bourbon finish. full body.
joeneugs (5822) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bomber purchased at the brewery. No vintage on bottle. It pours a dark brown/cola color with a decent tan head. The aroma is pretty nice with lots of cocoa, lighter notes of vanilla and some sweet caramel that I’m guessing is the bourbon influence since I don’t remember getting that from the regular version. A little bit of phenols come out as you swirl the glass that keeps this from being really nice. The flavor is pleasant enough with a cola sweetness (that I do remember from the regular version) caramel, and some barrel char and bourbon near the finish. Decent vanilla notes as well. I wish there was more of the cacao in the flavor. The body is a bit on the thin side, but I don’t really mind as it helps the drinkability. Not superb, but I can dig this… no sweat.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black in color, thin tan head. Big bourbon aroma. This was a big malt build with a terrific bourbon flavor lingering. A fantastic Bourbon Barrel brew.
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Light bourbon and malt aroma with light chocolate. Light chocolate and light bourbon lingers with malt. Medium bodied. Light bourbon lingers with light chocolate and light malt. Needs more barrel time.