ADfan (503) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012 Huge beer. Pours almost black with a medium head. It pours with a thicknessin to the glass. The nose is big with alcohol and a sweetness that is hard to describe. There is also some vanilla. The taste is great. Again the beer has a uniqueness that probably comes from the barrel aging. Almost a cough drop taste. Chocolate and some licorice also are blended in. Long finish, Iím glad i have 3 bottles left.
Re-tasted on 9/5/12 - The beer has changed since my last taste. This one almost had a Mounds candy bar taste, like it was melted into the glass. I really enjoyed it.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkish brown with a small beige head. Aroma is toffee, raisins, chocolate, soy sauce. Syrupy mouthfeel, bittersweet on the palate, slightly umami finish. Taste is soy sauce, dates, raisins, hint of chocolate.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 22oz bottle thanks to WanderinCelt87, shared with my wife to celebrate her birthday, pours pitch black with a diminishing light brown head, a little bit of it lingers around for a while, the aroma pretty much punches you in the face with bourbon and chocolate, even with it being nearly 3 years old, the flavor has a ton of dark chocolate with some of the bourbon and vanilla notes showing as well, a little bit of burnt tobacco in the finish, the 12.5% isnít really hidden all that well, really warms up the belly, itís good, but just doesnít completely blow me away like I was hoping for.
dansac (29) - Loa Angeles, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Astounding beer. Big bourbon in the nose. Hides the alcohol very well; mouthfeel is medium-full, with loads of vanilla, oak and bourbon. The malts are moderated by the bourbon and the vanilla extremely well. A masterpiece of balance.
jandd1983 (1907) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured an opaque, dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of oak. The taste was of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a medium bitter finish more from the roast than hops. Very good.
jbdpsu82 (94) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz pour into crooked stave snifter. Pours surprisingly thin with a very thin, quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is very bourbon forward with a hint if chocolate, malt and coffee follow up. Taste is booze forward with taste that follows aroma. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel. Great beer, but top ten? Meh
berntholer (544) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beige head that disappears quickly without lacing. coffee colour. aroma coffee, sweet and vanilla. taste like aroma. soft carbonation and medium body, quite dense mouthfeel. bottle 75 cl
icehawk (609) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Big, bold aroma... oak, licorice, cocoa, molasses, Pitch black with lacy khaki head. Dry cocoa, warming alcohol heavy finish. Big and chewy,very complex with different flavors every sip.
Itzjerm (905) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is amazing. Nice chocolate sweet aroma. Perfect velvet mouthfeel. Excellent flavor and aroma nice head as well.
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barbarino2000 (67) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Top notch brew. Glad I finally got to try it. Now I want more!
Not as highly skilled as Bourbon County, but its in the conversation.
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dhunter151 (399) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle (2013). Strong bourbon and tobacco flavor. Oak, vanilla, caramel, warming alcohol, chocolate. Good sipper.
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