jtclockwork (14586) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Torst. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate, baked bread, vanilla, light wood and touch of bourbon. Body is a bit thin.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Berliner Bash on the Bay 2013… Lightly-hazed, dark brown ale with mahogany highlights and a small, short-lived, creamy, khaki head. Smells like bourbon and toasted oak with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor offers a lot of bourbon - lots and lots of bourbon - and lesser notes of chocolate, carbonic black malts and hop bitterness. Burnt, bitter finish. Growler courtesy of burg326!
marcus (8900) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a bourbon and treacle aroma. There is a bourbon-laced dark molasses flavor that sticks to the palate. Maybe a bit too much bourbon, as it detracts from the dark malt.
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler pour courtesy of Adam / burg, thanks. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin tan spotty lacing. Aroma is full of bourbon, oak, dark chocolate and malt. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of bourbon, chocolate, sweet caramel malt, booze and oak. Nice treatment.
TheAlum (6860) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared at Dark Lord Day (Munster, IN). Pours a deeper blackish brown hue, some plum glow, small tannish head dies to a film, laces small. Mellow haze, deeper brown body shows light. Aromas are some cocoa, dry roast, and mellow florals. Some oak, touches of spirit and vanilla. Roast, caramel, and a decent dryness. Touch of heat is a bit strong. Initial is medium bodied, a bit thin. Firm barrel presence, oak and some Bourbon. Oak, vanilla, and a bit roasty. Almost a dry minty spirit hit. Some nuttiness, earth. A bit richer roast, dry and cool quality as we finish up. A bit odd, a touch thin and hot. Some good flavors. Not bad.
Beerman6686 (6169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolat,e bourbon and hops. Falvor was mainly dark roast, bitterness and mild oak and bourbon otes. Nice ba SMALLER BEER.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap. Black with a creamy off white head. Huge bourbon, chocolate, leather, and vanilla aroma. Pleasant floral bourbon, caramel, leather, chocolate, and roasted grain taste. Chewy palate.
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF. It pours dark brown with a very creamy tan head. The aroma is super sweet bourbon alcohol, caramel with some slight phenolic notes and sour cherry. The flavor is strong with sweet vanilla, caramel and alcohol. A little phenols. There’s some great flavors in here, but the alcohol phenols throw it off just a tad for me.
burg326 (5264) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler opens at Berliner Bash, poured a black color with aromas of roast, light earth and bourbon. Flavors are the same but mostly bourbon, light vanilla from the wood, but mostly bourbon.
markwise (5135) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Hunahpu Day. Pours a deep obsidian with an off-tan head. Nose is some roast, some bourbon, vanilla, some dark chocolate, and some oak. Flavor is similar- it’s interesting to see what the barrel did to this hoppy porter- roast, earth, some mild bitterness is still there, but there is also vanilla, oak, bourbon, and some of the chocolate character comes more to the fore. Light to medium in body and very nice overall.