ianhuntley73 (21) - - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very think inky black pour with a small mocha head. Nothing left after a while. Just a thin collar and three measly and miniscule islands of foam. The barrel is very nice, but the aroma of the beer is intense. Bourbon, tons of oak, and a nice hint of vanilla from the barrel. Sweet malts, licorice. Coffee and dark chocolate are afterthoughts compared to the barrel, booze, and sugars. Bourbon is immediately apparent. Deep dark chocolate flavors and a sweet fruit layer. Oak is really intense in the back. Lingering oaky finish is too strong and just pegs it back from perfect. Itís heavy, boozy, and overly oaked. Low carbonation. While this beer is good, the barrel hasnít improved it. Intense oak creates an unpleasant aftertaste.
harrymel (855) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2011, thanks Jamie!
pours a dark, inky black ale with just a little bit of mocha rim. No lace. Aroma bursts from the bottle with cocoa, cake batter, caramel, oak, bourbon, bourbon...did I mention bourbon?
Taste follows suit with cocoa, cake, vanilla, caramels, hints of tannin, praline and even a little bit of....bourbon! I canít believe this beer is 14%, it is sooo well hidden, insane. Really lovely flavor.
Mouthfeel is liquid oil. Really smooth with full body and low carb. Im really impressed with this beer overall. Wish I had more of theses puppies. Damn fine brew.
Serving type: bottle
Inbreak (1100) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
08.12.2013, 0,35l bottle (2012 vintage) @ home:
Small brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is very rich and sweet, dark malts, mild bourbon, salty licorice, toffee, oak, grass, vanilla, dark sugar, hints of coconut and unripe banana. Taste is rich and sweet, dark malts, mild bourbon, licorice, oak, dark sugar, coffee, grass, toffee, vanilla, hints of coconut and alcohol. Longlasting mild bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very very nice, mild and balanced this one, very close to perfection!
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Bottled with silver wax
, thanks to mikem409 in trade, bourbon vanilla caramel nose with creamy vanilla , extract , cream puff, bourbon, soy , burnt coffee, rum finish
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage served from a 12 oz bottle. Via trade with audiovivid. The appearance is a midnight brown with a super thin deep brown head. The aromas are oaky bourbon , oatmeal, and molten chocolate. Flavors enter full of malts and creamy oatmeal. Heavy oak and some alcohol in the middle with a hint of light oxidation before leading to a nice long chocolaty bourbon finish. Nice well carbonated mouth. Love the bourbon and chocolate dance in this brew. Very well done and delicious!
HonkeyBra (2879) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at FoBAB2013. Pours oily and black, with a tan head. Aroma of strong bourbon, big chocolate, coffee, and roast notes. Some vanilla, some caramel, some wood and oaky notes. Flavor is big, boozy, thick. Tons of bourbon soaked roasted malts, lots of coffee, vanilla. Somewhat creamy, somewhat syrupy, lots of molasses, roasted malts. This is just exhausting on the palate. Kind of incredible mouthfeel, like the first time I had Dark Lord.
tectactoe (716) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: thanks to Jeff for my first bottle of this. Black hole black, thick pour, insanely dark, tan head with tiny bubbles forms slowly on top. Looks like 5W-20 that was due for a change 5,000 miles ago. Aroma is mind-blowing with the most smooth bourbon & oak character Iíve encountered. Heavy fudge & cocoa beans, vanilla, light coconut, smooth bourbon, wet oak & wood, deeply roasted malts, brown sugar, & a creamy coffee undertone. Distinct, wonderful, complex... The taste is no different. Creamy, smooth mouth feel with light syrup & sweet molasses up front. Warming bourbon comes through big, but is literally the smoothest induction of bourbon into a beer that Iíve tasted. Oak, vanilla, faint nuttiness, dark fudge, bittersweet cocoa, a touch of ripe dates, roasted coffee, a mild milkiness, & a good amount of brown sugar. Bourbon, oak, chocolate, brown sugar, & coffee in a lovely, mouth coating finish. The best bourbon barrel aged beer Iíve had, bar none. This is how itís done, folks.
Jasond612 (171) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11/9/13bottle given to me in a trade. Drank and shared with Luke and Doug up the poconos.
Pours black with a small tan head. The nose is sweet everything. coffee, chocolate, fudge and vanilla. The taste is Oreos dunked in bourbon. Thick mouthfeel.
Awesome beer to cap off a weekend of huge great beers!!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pmcint01 (26) - Pitman, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black color with brown head. Aroma smells of roasty chocolate. It is very smooth going down where you can taste the same with hints of bourbon. Very enjoyable.
burg326 (2770) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle poured a dark black color with aromas of chocolate, roast, bourbon, some oak, and light vanilla. Flavors are the same, rich chocolate, and bourbons fudge, a solid beer overall, glad I got terry this one.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared by blomster/Christer @RBWG-JAX-thin lt brown-black. A-rich roasty dk malt, oak. T-rich roasty/licorice-dk malt, oak.