bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Bourbon/brandy aroma. Brandy/bourbon flavor with malt and light toffee. Medium bodied. Brandy and bourbon linger with light toffee, light cooca, and light vanilla.
prawlie (861) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Drakes Taproom. Black with a fair bubbly head. Rich, chocolatey After Eight aroma. Tasty, chocolatey, boozy, minty. Smells like Christmas pudding. Has a lot to it.
joeneugs (2144) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Barrel House. It pours brown with an orange/tan head. The aroma is toffee, cocoa, a little tart stone fruit. Brown sugar, bourbonů nice. The flavor is woody, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and a little cocoa. Roast in the finish. LIght carbonation.
Hopped_Silly (236) - California, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From memory: draft. Overall, a rich, layered, and concentrated beer, with good balance. Obvious oak influence, though not overbearing.. Layers of rich chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee beans and hints of whiskey. Solid. A one and done kind of beer, due to the overall richness on the palate. Well made.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Black with a creamy tan head. Chocolate, cherry, dark fruits, and Bourbon barrel aroma. Thick bright palate. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, sour cherries, green apple, grape, vanilla and bourbon barrel. Nice.
marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Drakes Barrel House. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a bourbon aroma. There is a slightly sour dark malt flavor with some oak and a warm bourbon trail.
Ratman197 (7618) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Drakes poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, roastiness, toffee and fruuittiness. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, toffee, fruittiness and light bourbon with a smooth lingering oaky bourbon finish.