brokensail (15270) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Capitol Beer. Listed as Barrel Aged Black Blizzard. Black in color with a thick tan head. A whole lot of roasted malt, ash, and charred oak. There’s one decent bourbon flavor, but it’s more ashy than anything. Kind of a graham cracker sweetness to it, maybe some spice, and whiskey. Has a good bit of dark chocolate and some coffee grounds to the finish. Slightly thin and astringent on the back of the tongue.
bhensonb (13610) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark blk/brn with a large tan head. Aroma is chocolate bourbon. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, then burnt malt (smooth), then earthy chocolate. I think coffee is eclipsed by the bourbon. Which isn’t super strong. Delicious.
Earlier Rating: 11/14/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours black with a dark tan head. Bourbon aroma. med + or full bodied. Flavor is very bourbon/vanilla with dark malt, and I think coffee. Maybe chocolate. Smooth. Think there’s no heat. Oak comes along after awhile. It’s malty, but not seemingly undry. Very nice.
marcus (8687) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a pretty tan head and a coffee and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a coffee finish.
Dodgrblu (707) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom, medium mocha head, boozy finish. Stout end falls a little short.
bb (8122) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black beer with a dark cream head. Bourbon and malt aroma. Bourbon and dark malt flavor with light spiciness. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon and dark malt lingers with light chocolate and light spiciness.