FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. pours lack with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is heavy on the sweet chocolate and oaky bourbon notes. touches of roast and a tiny bit of dark fruit, lots of vanilla and a bit of espresso. Flavor starts sweet and oaky, plenty of barrel coming through. vanilla and some light roastiness, Finishes smooth, plenty of sweet cocoa and bits of coconut. medium to medium full body and a slightly overly crisp carbonation. nice balance of stout and barrel though
Maakun (1463) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Almost black with short lasting beige head. Really strong bourbon up front with lots of vanilla icecream, some dark chocolate, ripe berries and dried peach, light coffee in the finish. Very sweet with soft roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied with a bit thin feel but at the same time sticky feel on the lips. Strong on the bourbon, but quite enjoyable.
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of massive bourbon and vanilla up front with oak barrel, chocolate, fudge and toffee. Flavour is fairly heavy sweet but in no way cloying. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6490) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin creamy tah head. Coffee and bourbon aroma. Clear black pour. Bourbon in the aftertaste. very good.
berntholer (1347) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beige head leaves structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is vanilla, bourbon, coffee, creme brulee. taste like aroma, lots of coffee, bourbon, vanilla with slight bitter finish. dense body, soft carbonation. so tasty, awesome! bottle
rouhlas (952) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle, v2010, at home, from trade with bytemesis. Thanks Mike! Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, bready, caramel, chocolate, dark dried fruits, wood, bourbon, light wineous notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with smoked notes at the end. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
hackobock (2167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 17, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2010. Received in a trade with rfraga, thanks Robert!
Dark brown, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, toffee, light roasted, vinous, green apples. Taste is medium sweet with toffee, vanilla, soft bitter roasted notes. Slightly thin finish with bourbon, vanilla, toffee and oxidized notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
miyauchi38 (699) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
BeerKurve (518) - - APR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong vanilla and oak notes throughout backed up by chocolate malts and a potent roastiness. Great beer!
Johnsense (982) - - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, good sized mocha head. Huge bourbon and vanilla aroma. Barrel is at the forefront here, whiskey and wood up front. Vanilla sweetness more prominent as this warms. Heavier body, but currently something of a barrel bomb. For those that like a bit of beer in their whiskey.
JefVerstraete (2037) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks lurkaholic! Dark brown beer, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Light roastiness, lots of bourbon, vanilla and booze. Good but too sweet and sticky for me.