beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Brewery-Dark pour w/o much head but good lacing. Sweet bourbon aroma. Description at Brewery said this was aged on Cocca Nibs & Vanilla Beans in Bourbon Barrels (I wasn’t gonna try & put all that in the name of the brew!), there were some flavors of chocolate present, some roasted malt, but mostly bourbon/alcohol. Didn’t really get any Vanilla at all. Fairly smooth & easy to drink, warming like a bourbon or brandy, not too boozy. Decent, but probably smelled better than it drank.
sonnycheeba (4815) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy beige head; good retention and decent lacing. Aroma is roast malt, bourbon, plums, earthy hops, oak, and mixed nuts. Flavor is roast malt forward with supporting dark fruit esters and earthy hops; oak throughout with a hint of bourbon and a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Evolution Brewing. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy and frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, bourbon and oak, light vanilla notes with dates and prunes. Flavor is malt forward with medium sourness, prunes, oak, bourbon, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.