GIJOE (969) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Pours black as used motor oil with a thick pillow of mud brown head. Aroma is toffee, licorice, and malt. Flavor is mildly sweet up front with an explosion of complex flavors upon breathing. Spices, chocolate, hint of coffee, maybe some clove, and a nice boozy warmth.
Texture is thick and creamy with lively carbonation.
Very good brew!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bb (7644) - 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 (1284) - 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 (4305) - 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, bourbon… nice. The flavor is woody, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and a little cocoa. Roast in the finish. LIght carbonation.
Hopped_Silly (418) - 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 (5535) - 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 (7671) - 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 (11364) - 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.