drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 Great Beer,tastes of bourbon barrel chocolate, coffee smells just as well , black color taste alcohol at end but very good at masking
blklab2007 (1856) - Connecticut, USA - APR 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
cool looking corked and caged bottle poured an inky black color with a beautiful brown frothy head that retained rather well. aroma has rich malt, bourbon barrel, dark chocolate, and coffee beans. mouth feel is average but coats well. flavor has chocolate, coffee, plenty of juicy bourbon barrel, vanilla, and oats. has some alcohol heat and plenty of bourbon barrel.
Nephilium (1247) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This starts with a milk chocolate aroma, with hints of vanilla, alcohol, and whiskey. The pour is an opaque black, with a big tan head. The predominant flavor in the beer itself is the bourbon, the finish has an intertwining of bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, a fine beer, if a little over priced.
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Jamvin23. strong alcohol nose This one tastes like half beer half whiskey. there are some sweet notes along with the bitter flavors. overall another great beer by Brooklyn brewery.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark, black, coffee head. Hot alcohol, sweet mocha aroma. Still hot and brash and young. Too soon.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by yobdoog (thanks again). Pours a jet black with a thick tan to brown head which fades rather quickly. The nose is almost one dimensionally bourbon, leaning in excess to rubbing alcohol at times. Body is creamy and thick, with a nice sweetness, but a slightly off putting bubblegum note. Long light bitter finish. Pretty solid, but remarkably overpriced. At $25 a bomber around here, one can walk away with 3-5 times as much equally good, or better beer.
TomDecapolis (4384) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Firkin at Real Ale Inv PBW09. Pours a deep black with a small deep tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, woody, molasses, coffee and a hint of bourbon. Flavor of deep roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light bourbon, molasses andy woody.
iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, #3448 from blklab2007--thanks Gianni! Brooklyn’s bottles are pretty damn cool looking. Beautiful pour--opaque black with a thick two finger dark tan head, great retention. Thick sheet of lacing on the back of my glass. I think this may smell better than BCS--big bourbon nose that is full of vanilla, oak, and brown sugar--but has no boozy quality to it. Lots of dark chocolate behind it to back it all up, as well as some underlying roasted malts. As it warmed up I got some faint anise. Flavor is a little more alcoholic and boozy bourbony--which I was hoping it wasn’t--but oh well. The anise is more apparent, too. Finishes semi-dry with bitterness topping out at a 3-4. Full body with moderate carbonation. Started out pretty damn awesome, but just didn’t follow through as I’d wanted.
egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Firkin] Poured an opaque black color with a thin ring of tan bubbles around the edges and a films of ops around the side of the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, smoked wood, and some chocolate. Taste of sticky chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, bourbon, charred wood, and a bit of alcohol in the finish.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
February Houston Tasting. Thanks to kp for bringing this beer. Deep black pour with small mocha head. Rich roasted malts, wood, coffee, bourbon. Flavor is woody, malty, bourbony and chocolatey...very nice.