kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown coor with a collared tan head around the glass. The aroma has a nice bourbon aroma with roast and slightly boozy. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation. Not very sweet taste with a nice bourbon taste followed by a slight bitter leather aroma. Lingering bitterness. Pretty easy drinking.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to G311 for this one.
Pours inky black with a light tan head and little lacing. Smell is very nice with the bourbon really coming through alongside a fair amount of chocolate and malt. The barrel dominates the falvor as well. A bit of oak and plenty of chocolate. Mouthfeel is quite nice and has that typical barrel-aged mouthfeel that is a bit difficult to ever describe. Drinkability is quite high as well. I will hand it to COAST on this one, as this is much, much better than the regular version of Blackbeerd.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-17-2010
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour, thanks Greg! Deep black with tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, and peat. Taste was nice sweet vanilla and caramel, bourbon middle with a nice smoky, roasted bitter and dry finish. Very nice!
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
LCBS 2010. 50belair!! nearly black, brown head. Aroma is roasty, toasty, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, dark dark fruits. Flavor is sweet bourbon, roasted malt, espresso, bitter chocolate. I love this beer!
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the LCBS 10. Black in color with a small tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and smoke. The taste also was roasted malts, oak, and smoke....
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber via trade thanks to monsterzero on BA. Pours black in color with a small tan head that leaves a ring. The aroma is roasty and a little smoky with coffee and chocolate notes. Whiskey too of course. Pretty nice. The flavor is really solid too. Balanced and tasty, with dark chocolate, coffee, roast, oak, and bourbon. Integrated very well. Smooth on the palate and not too boozy with full body and low carbonation. A solid -bal aged RIS overall. Enjoyable.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light vanilla in the aroma - great, subtle use of barrel aging. Very rich, dark chocolatey dark roast flavor - not super complex but well executed and not overpowered by any one element.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this one was a very good ba version of a nice original imo. its not over barreleled in any way, but only spiced with it. the awesome smokey peaty aromas and tastes are still there, with a light spirited dusting. great stuff.
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wax coated bomber dated bottled on June 15, 2010. picked up from the brewery and shared with Tronraner, We got a fairly still pour with no head and a super dark color. The aroma is tantalizing with notes of chocolate, molasses, licorice, vanilla and oak. The palate is dense but not ultra heavy and sports very low carbonation. Notes of cherries, whiskey soaked brownies and almost genuine chocolate make this a delicious dessert type beer without being overly sweet. The finish is oaky, bringing this beast together.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle straight from the brewery, shared by NachlamSie. Pours ultra black with very small tan head. The aroma is molasses, vanilla, almond, some dark fruit notes, a smoky hint, lots of fresh cocoa, and a bit of roastiness. The flavor is light coffee, lots of cocoa, prune, and a lovely oaken tone. There is a fairly strong smokiness in the finish, from the barrel char I presume. It also finishes with slight alcohol and sweet chocolate. There is a very mellow piney bitterness throughout to keep the sweet elements in check. There are a lot of strong flavors in this, but they are in an impressive balance. This is a delicious beer, indeed.