peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and oily pour. Approaching SA triplebock pour. nose is very oaky. Taste is overrun with wax and plastic notes, but a bourbon character provides a contrast.
jcartamdg (1144) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with no head aroma Is chocolate bourbon oak and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, oak and vanilla. Smooth and tasty, a little thin.
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urwithdave (10) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big thanks to Joey for sharing this at the 110k batch 3 release.
Pours pitch black in color. It is a evil black. No light passes through at all. The head is dark brown i color. Decent retention with nice lacing.
At first whiff I get lots of roasted malts and coffee. As I dip back into it I pick up on the bourbon which is present but not overpowering.
Nice roasted malts start the show. The coffee flavors follow. Then I get hints of toffee, dark chocolate, wood, and vanilla. The bourbon in my opinion is blended in very well. Itís not overpowering and allows the other flavors to come through nicely.
Pretty creamy but a little on the thinner side for a big stout. The carbonation is perfect imo. The alcohol leaves a slight tingle in the back of my throat.
smith4498 (2631) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with beernovice39. Pours very dark brown/black color with thin tan head. Bourbon and chocolate aromas with some coffee. Bourbon and oak flavor with chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. Slightly ashy. Full body with soft carbonation. Thanks Mark.
KickInChalice (842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 7/15/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Part of a 09, 10, Buffalo Trace, Jack Daniels side by side. From notes.
This pours nearly black with slightly transparent brown edges.
The aroma is more balanced and complex than the regular version. Whiskey, oak, vanilla, and brown sugar come across the nose first, followed by the dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and smokey aromas.
This version is quite sweet to start. Sweet bourbon, vanilla, and brown sugar combine with the roasted malt to impart a sugary coffee flavor. The oak and smoke flavors swirl together to add nice complexity in the middle. There is much less hop bitterness here, which is a plus. Unfortunately, the sweetness seems to spiral out of control and become a bit cloying by the end of the sip.
For the style, this has a medium body and medium carbonation. A light stickiness and coffee-like acidity, atlhough even the mouthfeel mellows a bit from the barrel.
The aroma was interesting and complex and the flavor was good, but the sweetness just becomes a bit too much by the end. My tasting-size glass was enough.
dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle compared side by side with the Buffalo Trace version. Provided by GOGRANDE. Thanks a ton my friend. This beer probably reached its peak about 6 months ago. The carbonation well pretty much gone and sadly so was the flavor. There was still slight hints of bourbon and chocolate but it really lacked in comparison to the Buffalo Trace Version.
decaturstevo (4085) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Huge chocolate, vanilla, and BB aroma. Chocolate, vanilla, burnt coffee, nice warmth,and a nice malt bitter. Medium full bodied with good carbonation.
1FastSTi (3151) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours to a pitch black body with a thin light tan head. The aroma is sweet vanilla chocolate brownies. Subtle coffee and lots of sweet barley and oats. Very nicely balanced on everything. The flavor is sweet oats and barley with chocolate malt and oaky vanilla bourbon. Some light black licorice. The palate is dry and lightly astringent.
Ughsmash (6670) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured deep black with a lovely initial yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up honey, molasses, and black patent roast with just mild oak and bourbon accenting.. a little bit buttery.. some vanilla right on the back.. smooth, but not all that exciting. The flavor found lots of roasty black patent, some licorice, rolled oats, and molasses at the core.. again not a whole lot of action from the Jack barrel, but it was complementary.. light peppery warmth on the finish. Medium-plus bodied and very smooth through the palate.. balance was very good. This wasnít bad by any means, but it was a bit underwhelming.
Drake (6503) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle shared by Nate at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 3/19/11. I donít care what anyone from Georgia or anyone else says, Jack ainít bourbon. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of whisky, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts, nutty notes. The taste is roasted malts, nutty notes, wood, vanilla, vegetal notes, leafy and peppery hops notes, and a bit of raisin. Full bodied.
beernovice39 (2779) - Montana, USA - JUL 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewer. Jet black ink pour. Scent is coffee, wood and boubon. Taste is roasty and bittersweet, very balanced and creamy. Boubon warming effect.