mtdewa1 (366) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel and roasted malts. Bourbon comes through at end. Taste is strong for low abv. Very good.
mcox90 (1605) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler supplied by jcwattsrugger. Thanks John! Pours almost black with a hint of ruby. No head at all. Maybe a thin mocha colored ring. A second more aggressive pour netted a 1/2" of head. Strong bourbon aroma with hints of vanilla & coffee. More bourbon and oak on the flavor. A little bit of dark chocolate and anise. Full bodied. A slow sipper! Very nice.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, sat on this too long, its oxidized flat and not very tasty, some mild hints of bourbon are coming through but its far from dominant.
conway (1687) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark cola with no discernible head. Aroma is roast, chocolate and barrel. Taste is surprisingly tart with a marshmallow barrel profile. Ok.
574deadzone (1110) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I feel like I should be rating the "sour" version, since this was sour, but it was the regular version, so here it goes. Quite disappointing obviously. Thin-looking brownish appearance. Nose involved sour apple notes and licorice. Taste is just off, sour. Thin body, nothing exciting. A real bummer. This seems to be a concern with lower gravity barrel aging. Not enough alcohol to kill what’s growing in that barrel. No fun here.
crajun (1009) - , Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber rec’d in trade from ?? Aroma is bourbon and dark fruits. Taste has some complexity but just too much bourbon to enjoy as a beer
alexsdad06 (6089) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99 (late summer 2011). Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, some sweeter malts influenced by the bourbon barrel, light coffee notes, vanilla and a hint of alcohol. The flavor was decent, but the beer was a bit thin to carry off the barrel as well as it could have.
chinchill (2267) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours a very dark but clear reddish-brown. Small head soon reduces to a bubbly ring.
The aroma is sweet with a clear controibution from the bourbon barrel. The barrel aging is even more apperent in the flavor where it dominates the sweet malts.
Medium body with a satisfying, but higher than ex[pected level of carbonation.
travita (4195) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The look is dark brown in color, no head, and dark. The smell is malts, alcohol, wood, bourbon, and dark fruits. The taste is fruits, wood, alcohol, malts, and some fusel alcohol.
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to jesterdeal! Pours a very dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is slight Bourbon, coffee, and vanilla. Taste is a perfect balance of bourbon, vanilla, coffee bitter, and dates. This is so smooth its like a chocolate milk. The body is medium to heavy with light carbonation. Awesome porter!