stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours jet black with full body appearance. Tan head subsides quickly popping aromas of bourbon, tobacco smoke, chocolate and vanilla upon the nose. Flavor is similar but the smoked half of this blends beer really plays a dominant role in its characteristics. Thick, meaty, bourbony, pork chop in a bottle goodness.
zoucrew102 (376) - - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Rich dark fruit aroma with bourbon and vanilla notes with some booziness. Pours oily black with a very thin light brown head and some lacing. Dark fruit flavors with vanilla bourbon notes. Slick, smooth body with a little bit of booze on the finish. Very good brew.
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an oily pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, raisins, roast, burnt toast, dark roast coffee and some boozy, vanilla bourbon notes. Taste is complex with a smooth, lightly oily mouthfeel. Dark roasty malts, coffee, light dried fruits, oak, bourbon, some syrupy sweetness.
JBPortland (460) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours dark brown with a finger of head. Nose is strong boozy bourbon, dark fruits, alcohol. Taste is sublte roasty baker chocolate, cocoa, and some wet coffee grounds, though the bourbon booziness overwhelms most other flavors. Decent creaminess on the palate. Finish is hot boozy fruity bourbon, dusty cocoa, some vanilla notes.
marcus (6017) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours near black with an attractive tan head and a chocolate, vanilla and bourbon aroma. There is a complex smoked malt flavor with chocolate, oak, alcohol and a dry finish. Very tasty.
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark and thick. Thick lacing on the glass. Aroma is marshmallow, anise, fudge, and oak. Taste is coconut, marshmallow, chocolate, vanilla, oak, and whiskey. Kick ass beer.
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber pours inky darkness with a dark tan head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, chocolate goodness, smooth booze and then a mix of soft bourbon and marshmallow. The taste is rich with dark roasted malts and smooth bourbon goodness where between these notes Iím getting chocolate chip brownie and marshmallow. This is nice with a pleasing balance between barrel time and the base beer. It also has a great body for a barrel aged beer. I say, yum.
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black in color with a nice thick brown head. Loads of fudge, brownies, bourbon, vanilla, light roast, chocolate cake. Nice.
baraciisch (1530) - USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black in color... Aroma of sweet bourbon, dark chocolate... Flavor is fairly hot, big notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, licorice, and bourbon... Tobacco, smoke on finish... Nice
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Danyel (460) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Smells very sweet, very vanilla, bourbon. Very creamy, rich slightly hot, great bourbon flavors, a tad of bitterness on the finish. Great beer, definitely well worth seeking out.
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a full with a big, frothy, slowly settling lighter tan head. The aroma is big on vanilla and bourbon. There are elements of coffee and chocolate, as well as a very faint caramel. The taste remains potent in vanilla and bourbon, with the latter coming through even more. I get much more caramel, with light chocolate undertones. Aftertaste is caramel and alcohol. Unlike many that are this potent, this one isnít all that sweet. The alcohol isnít hidden in the taste or its effects. Medium to full in body, while being more slick in texture. Carbonation in here is soft. I find this one to be very tasty. It has a lot of what I really enjoy in this style, the main things being that its delicious and its very strong. Its definitely worth drinking.