fat_brewer (3) - Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark pour with a dark brown, short lived head. Nose of bourbon. Subtle but pleasant bourbon flavor up front, then chocolate, finishes with a nice oak flavor. Good mouthfeel. Nice beer overall.
beerbastard (744) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 caged and corked. Very dark brown pour. Chocolate nose with some booze. Wood flavors, bitter chocolate. Bourbon and vanilla in the background. Little bit of acetone in the finish. Some heat also in the finish. Ok but I wouldn’t get it again.
dfinney23 (1938) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like bubbling crude. Oil, that is. Black gold. Texas tea. Chocolate with a bit of bourbon and ash.
Ernesto987 (4175) - Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft, i liked this one! Great brownie batter one here, alcohol well hidden, vanilla, cocoa and brownies. yum yum
DocJitsu (1100) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with a dark burnt caramel head. Smooth, blended, thick, syrupy aromas of smoky grease, a little alcohol. Thick and smooth. Date and griddle grease flavors.
48FanInCali (769) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 Vintage - pitch black with mocha head. Roast bomb throughout which some bitter chocolate and a touch of coffee. Pretty unsweet. Barrel is pretty absent with the exception of some char notes. Many better options out there.
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Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Ashley’s with Taylor and Patrick. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is homebrew, musky, tree bark, squid ink. Taste is rough dirty tree bark, low quality bourbon, earthy bourbon.
TXBadger (1658) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black like oil with the same viscosity and dark tan head. Bourbon, big on the nose, with just a little vanilla and cocoa, some oak; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more bourbon.
vipinvelp (2497) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, light brown lacing foam. Malt bourbon aroma, light chocolat hints. Strong bitter bourbon taste. Perfect for this evening. (Houston 201501)
MarinaMarket (214) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little hot like I like it. Bourbon, vanilla, wood & cocoa. Heavy malt but balanced with alcohol enough to make this very enjoyable. Tasted at 55F.
ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #: 02442
Appearance: Splashes out a very dark brown, near black body in color, with a medium-sized, dark tan-hued head.
Smell: Chocolate-glazed roasted malts coated in meager hints of dark fruits, vanilla sugar, brown sugar, spent coffee grinds and barrel wood.
Taste: A heavy, lush chocolate and roast component in the fore with more than enough sweetness to back it up. Flush of alcohol warmth. Slight vinous dark fruitiness, a little drizzle of soy. Though not dominating the flavor, the barrel accents are evident. Subtle hop character and bitterness. The choco-roast sustains through the finish as it seems to pick up even more alcoholic heat.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: For me, it falls short of great, but it’s certainly still a worthwhile, solid BA-RIS.