Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewvival. Completely black, thick brown head. Aroma of vanilla, burnt espresso, chocolate. Taste is very roasty with brandy and vanilla, but not boozy at all. Very nice stuff.
brokensail (12852) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is essentially black in color with a thin layer of dark khaki head.
S: Whiskey and vanilla come through but the intense roastiness of the base beer is also really quite apparent. There is a bit of dark chocolate and coffee on the aroma as well. A touch of molasses and char.
T: Pretty much the same story on the palate. Whiskey flavor and vanilla with charred oak. Lots of roasted malts with some molasses and toffee sweetness as well as dark chocolate notes.
M: The body is certainly a bit thin on this beer, but the carbonation and mouthfeel are solid.
O: The barrel aging helps to take away some of the intense roast character, but it’s not an amazing beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: November 09, 2012
Appearance: black, wispy tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, sweet bourbon, caramel and vanilla
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, sweet bourbon, sweet caramel and vanilla, touch of oak, dark chocolate bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted chocolate malt, lightly smoked black malt and bitter coffee. Medium body. Finishes with a sweet bourbon/oaky roasted chocolate malt.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #72. Draft at Brewvival. Pours an inky dark brown color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, wood, vanilla, bourbon. The taste is big bourbon notes, vanilla, wood, chocolate, roasted malts, herbal hops. Quite nice.
daknole (10220) - 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!
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler… This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The aroma offers dark mocha, vanilla, bourbon, coconut and a trace of toasted oak. Full-bodied and silky with solid carbonation. The flavor is of black malt, warming bourbon, sweet dark chocolate, singed caramel and a whisper of pouch tobacco. Lengthy, burnt, mildly boozy finish – hop, black malt and ethanol bitterness hangs out a good while after each sip. World class treatment of a really good, but not great beer. Growler courtesy of Elliesbrown. Thanks Zack!
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with friends. Black appearance with a tiny tan head. Rich toffee, dark chocolate, mild coffee aroma. Thick dark chocolate malty, big caramel/toffee/whiskey, dark plum flavor. Very nice.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL at RBSG in Philly 2011. The infamous BeerAdvocate White Wale it Forward p2 (WWII) catastrophe beer. The pour is a clear deep ruby looking like cola. A small tan head leaves spotty lace. Nose is red fruity and apple heavy thankfully moving to meat and fat with spicy bourbon. Taste is buttery bourbon and soft with lots of hot and warming alcohol, tannic oak. Ends ashy and bitter with spicy bourbon and black peppercorn. Pretty nice overall.
mcberko (9204) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 2010 vintage. 22 oz. bottle, sent from CooperEllis (thanks a lot, John), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of the buffalo trace barrels upfront, tar and charcoal. Flavour brings out the barrels upfront without overburdening the palate, with some smoked malt, charcoal and almost a sour tang to it, likely from the barrels - not much actual bourbon, just the presence of some sort of barrel aging. A slight improvement from the original, as to increase the complexity. But still sub-par for the style.