UDBeernut (1622) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pours dark brown, multiple pours to get a full glass from the big khaki head. sweet malt, vanilla, cocoa, bourbon near finish. right amount of barrel. full body.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foiled 22oz bomber opened and then slowly foamed and foamed with kind of that endless foam thing going on so having a sink nearby was handy. It poured up with a murky dark mahogany colored body that supports a tall semi loose tan head. The aroma offers up sweet thick malts, molasses and then lesser amounts of sweet vanilla, bourbon and booze. The taste starts with sweet malts and a thin molasses kick and then it picks up notes of vanilla, mild oak spiciness, some bourbon and booze. Into the finish the spicy oak grows and briefly takes over the flavor. This had a bad start with all the foaming but in the end I enjoyed this sipper’s flavor balance.
chinchill (1715) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Barrel Republic. Allowed to warm in a snifter for about 15 minutes. This is an imperial, barrel-aged version of Shakedown Brown.
Appearance: Dark red-brown with a very durable tan head that leaves a temporary coat of lacing.
Aroma: Booxy (bourbon) and fruity with suggestions of dark fruits and faint spicing.
Flavor: sweet up front but this is largely countered by some bitter and tart aspects by the finish. good complexity. Wood and bourbon add to, but do not mask, the rich medium and dark malt base.
Feel: Medium+ body with good soft carbonation.
O: A tasty beer worth seeking out.
dhunter151 (523) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Vanilla, bourbon, oak, very sweet, alcohol not well hidden. Did not taste as good as it looked.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerFunGuy (614) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This very beautiful black colored beer has a thick creamy oatmeal colored head. It has a bourbony aroma. That bourbon hits upfront then mellows to a more typical brown flavor where the cocoa and vanilla come through strongly.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Pizza Port Bressi Ranch ][ Free ][ Mini Stange ][ 6.9.14 ]
>> Pours clear dark amber, sepia. Weak foam. Taste is odd, malty, ashy, harsh coffee. Nose is nice bourbon, yellow cake, rum cake, mild savory, soy, maple. Lots of bitter coffee. Harsh soapy palate, strange.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as elegant as labeled. Dark mahogany pour with a khaki foam. Quite sweet with sugary raisins, chalky cocoa powder, and artificial vanilla extract. Whisky flavors are subtle but the alcohol burn is noticeable. Meh.
beerbastard (675) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber, very dark pour with a large tan head that calmed down after a minute. After pouring, while the bottle was sitting it foamed over. However after I tasted it I didn’t detect any major off flavors. Chocolate milkshake nose that changed to unripe dark fruits, with some whiskey. Semi sweet malty chocolate flavors with fruits, booze, brownies. Needs time to blend together. Little dry and astringent in the finish. Wouldn’t get again.
Thisis12ptfont (828) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge aroma of wood, sawdust, nuts, vanilla, charcoal, faint chocolate and toffee. Black appearance with a huge 2 finger head but dissipates fast. Taste is extremely carbonated like a shaken up soda pop. I get some really nice but really faint notes of wood, bourbon, chocolate, coffee bean oil and vanilla but it is almost completely covered by carbonation. Overall, I would really like to see a less carbonated version of this because I’m sure it would be great but this is too fizzy. C rating.
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap @ Plan 9 Ale House. Mahogany pour with a small khaki head. Smells mostly of alcohol. Bourbon, green apple, banana, and some chocolate. Lots of raisin and brown sugar, too. Bitter, alcoholic, astringent taste. Charred wood, bourbon, green apple, and roasted malt. Lots of cacao nibs, raisin, and brown sugar. Sweet/tart raisin finish. No thanks.