kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
rich chocolate aroma with sweet dark caramel and vanilla ending with a touch of bourbon,
dark chocolate flavor, vanilla character adds sweetness, bourbon kicks in to add extra sweetness, light oak adds the only bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
bhensonb (10206) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Light bourbon and oak aromas. Creamy, smooth texture. Subtle vanilla, bourbon and oak flavors. Great stuff.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 11/10/2007
Whisky aroma. Small white head. Black strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a warming dry bitter whisky finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy bourbon, chocolate, toast and caramel malt, dark fruity esters. Flavor is subdued bourbon, medium caramel and chocolate malt with dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Coopersmiths poured a tranalucent dark brown with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, oak, light bourbon and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, carmel, vanilla, milk chocolate, light oak and light bourbon with a smooth dry lingering roasty chocolate finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Coopersmiths. Black appearance with a frothy, dark brown head. Somewhat boozy, oaky, whiskey, roasty dark malty nose. Creamy, again somewhat boozy, whiskey, oak, light vanilla, roasty, slighty burnt dark malty flavor. Roasty, medium boozy, whiskey finish. Good but not great.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub on 10/14/07: Pours an opaque black with a full-lacing froth of rich dark tan head. Sweet dark caramel, chocolate and bourbon nose is quite enticing. Body starts with good, rich viscosity for a sweet stout and low amounts of carbonation with a smooth, creamy dark chocolate and bourbon finish. Great balance and flavor with good drinkability.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a thick fluffy tan head. Chocolate and light chocolate aroma. Tastes of chocolate and roasted grain with subtle sour bourbon notes and a hint of cherry and a thin palate.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 GABF 2007: Poured black with a beige head. Doughy aroma. The flavor had a light roasty, fruity and doughy. the barrel was fairly light.
@ brewpub and hand pulled. Black with a creamy tan head. First bourbon, mild but there, aroma followed by vanilla, hazelnuts and roasted malt. Roasty with a bourbon middle. Vanilla at the end. Light tartness. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Singular bold hazlenut and hershey’s syrup aroma, strong and crisp with some bourbon sweetness. Pours deep black, with sparse rocky tan head. Flavor fades away into a watered down, thin washed out almond and cashew concentrate with toasted bread, light coffees and where’s the barrel? Weak. Alcohol brightens, even at 7.4. Finishes oakenly dry and nutty, again. Unique in it’s singular vanilla-like nut flavors, but one-dimensional.