S_Side_Smitty (207) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma is bourbon & chocolate. Taste is light bourbon & chocolate malts - then the almond hits you followed by a light malt finish. Dessert in a snifter.
burg326 (2326) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Cigar City, poured a dark brown color with aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, almonds, and a touch of chocolate. Flavors follow suit, boozy aftertaste that was nice.
dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Cigar City tap room. What a surprise this was! Stopped in before the RareR Dos release. This was just a beautiful blend of chocolate and bourbon flavors, with a subtle mix of almonds. Everything worked in perfect harmony together.
gkost (1597) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours rich brown. Nose is chocolatey, bourbon, fruity, sweet malts. Flavor follows suit with sweet nuttiness and booze.
markwise (3803) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Cigar City-- it was also called "ABC Big Sound." Pours a deep burnt caramel color with an off-white head. Nose is lots of sweet malt with some big vanilla, barrel, and chocolate shavings coming through. I also get some very mellow bourbon notes. Flavor follows through and does not disappoint: bourbon and sweet malt with huge caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. The almond comes through as vanilla and melds very well with the barrel. This one is a beast. Mellow bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate in the finish. Wonderful sipping beer with a ton of flavors dancing around.