DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capone’s Black Friday. Hazy deep blackish brown pour, with minila tan head. Nose was dry, malty, with figgy fruit, mild smoky and oaky nose. Tasted oaky, with notes of blackberry, port, rauchy malt, oak, and dark malt. Very complex; there’s a ton going on in this very unique beer.
dmac (4438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s on Black Friday. Poured a dark blackish brown with an average foamy beige head. Aroma of bourbon, smoke, roastiness, sweet chocolate and vanilla. Medium bodied with averge carbonation and slight heat. Flavor of bourbon, toast, chocolate, vanilla and smoked wood. Good stuff.
PhillyCraft (3636) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capones for Black Friday. Pour was black with mocha head. Notes of manchego, goats milk, oaky butter, roasty coffee, vanilla, very creamy bourbon, and some other smooth malts. This thing didnt have any smoke going on, just creamy sessionable goodness.
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a deep cola with a ruby red tint and a tiny cream colored top. Aroma of vanilla, light bourbon, malts, and a hint of dark chocolate. Taste of light vanilla, bourbon notes, chocolate and light smoke.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Good Dog.
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with faint mahogany edges and a half finger light beige head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Minimal lacing.
Intense aroma with a nice balance of sweet bourbon, subtle dry, earthy oak and vanilla with a good amount of smoke. Even with all of that, the sweet malts are still evident with hints of licorice, chocolate and toffee. Impressive.
Full chewy body with a nice balance of sweet boozy heat, barrel character, sweet malt and toasty smoke. Lots of bourbon sweetness up front with hints of vanilla and faint earthy oak. This is followed by sone more alcohol flavor with faint yeast. Sweet malt notes follow with hints of bitter dark chocolate, coffee and toffee . Dry rosted finish where all of the smoke is found. Subtle rauch character gives great balance with hints of spicy BBQ, bacon, charcoal and burnt malt. sweet boozy finish that is nice and smokey. Very complex and decently balanced. A bit sweet and boozy but not too much so at 9.2%.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bullfrog last weekend. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a very dark brown that is nearly opaque and has a very slight head without much of any lacing. The nose is initially a bit harsh with a faint scent that borders on nail polish, but might be coming from the alcohol. There is some strong bourbon and burnt espresso. The taste is quite a bit smoother with bourbon, espresso, light oak, and vanilla. Booze in the feel, but overall it is quite smooth. Drinks quite well and the only issue is with a bit of initial harshness in the nose.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-03-2010
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Avalon68! Creamy mocha nose, dark chocolate forward. Dark ruby brown, creamy sandy head. Nice bourbon char, creamy chocolate. Toasty beer, seems like a barrel aged dopplebock. Just a touch smoky and some rose petal.
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark grains, chocolate, light smoke, vanilla, hints of bourbon. Dark brown ppur, beige foamy rings. Flavors or roasted grains up front, dark malts, dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla, hints of smoke, and bourbon barrel finish. Nice and smooth, sweet is balanced by light salty smoke. A very enjoyable beer. Thanks Scrivvv!
bvc (1178) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz capped and unlabeled. Thanks scrizzz and Frank. Clear dark amber brown with khaki tight head. Sweet and rich with dark fruit and estery banana with a underlying smoldering campfire. Nice light creamy mouthfeel. Sweet bready malt, light smoked banana, faint apple and some leather. Don’t get much of the barrel in the nose but a touch more in the flavor, especially going down Not a base style that I go for, but enjoyed trying it.
pineypower (2635) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out black with a small tan head. Aroma is very earthy, notes of oak and bourbon, some sweet malts and raisin. Taste is very complex and smooth, with alcohol well hidden. Notes of oak, raisin, light smoke, vanilla, dried fruit and a lingering sweetness with only a touch of alcohol on the finish. Very solid