stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Aroma is lame and filled with vinegar. Taste is bland lactose followed by tart crappiness. Waste of $10.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brow head. Burnt, a bit smoky dark chocolate, marshmallow, whiskey, a bit woody aroma. A bit thin, somewhat fruity, dark chocolate, very roasty, vanilla, slightly charred, a bit boozy flavor. Ok.
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some slight oak, whiskey booze notes, slight chocolate, decent but a bit boozy, some ashes. Taste is a mix of slight whiskey, hints of oak, lots of dark chocolate, vanilla, roast, hints of earth, spice, slight coffee, finishing fairly bitter, dry, but a bit thin. Decent.
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - pours dark brown - sudsy, soapy lace - when cold, the vanilla in the base beer works pretty well with the oak and whiskey imparted by the barrel - however, as it warms, the base beer proves to lack the heft and complexity to stand up to the barrel treatment - the beer becomes thin, the wood too overpowering and bitter, and the whiskey too boozy - kind of weak, but has redeeming qualities.