DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The taste starts off with some roasted malts reminiscent of coffee. Then, dark fruit emerges with some substantial malt heaviness. The notes of chocolate, licorice, anise and raisin all come together in an orgy of darkness. Thereís some mild noticeable alcohol, but the lagering really made this smooth and complete. The taste is very pleasant and expressive. I really, really enjoy sampling this beer!
DrSilverworm (6942) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at Cincinnati Beer Fest. My first one of the night. Totally hazy dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Leaves good lace. Nice bourbon vanilla nose. Spicy, woody flavor. Dark chocolate, some dark fruit. Lightly spicy. Bigger body. Kind of lightly chewy texture. Moderate bitter taste. Bigger sweet. A little boozy, but good. Bourbon is definitely noticeable in this one.
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a darker brown with a tan head. Aroma was a good bit of Bourbon, roasted malts, and some chocolate. Flavor is big Bourbon but not much heat and lots of smoke not sure if its from the barrel or the beerbut almost tastes like a Scotch aged beer.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-08-17. Black body with a modest tan head. 4+ Aroma of sweetish dark malt, light roast and modest bourbon. 7++ Flavour is pleasant, sweet dark malt, mild bourbon notes up front grow in subsequent sips. 7++ Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. It is fairly simple but relatively balanced. The bourbon character is fairly restrained, to itís benefit in my opinion. Growler, Campground Brewdown.
blipp (6329) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at CGBD. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Lighter roasted malts, vanilla, light nutty notes, and a nice round bourbon sweetness. Good stuff.
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Campground Throwdown 2, growler, thanks greg. Minimal tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some vanilla, honey, light milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some alcohol, vanilla, milk chocolate. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation. A bit too hot.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery, 8/10/13 now this is a treat, I could barely finish my first sample of BABP, but this barrel aging has done wonders, smooth balanced YES BALANCED barrel aging, nice notes of vanilla, mild roast smooth tasty, a little thin still but probably spot on, touches of figs even... sweetness!
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth and delicious coffee, chocolate and bourbon flavors. Dark fruit, vanilla and caramel linger on the palate. DELICIOUS! From a growler, THANKS Mike!
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Fat Heads. Pours black with a big tan head. Nose is bourbon, sugary plums, Brown sugar, molasses and some vanilla. Flavor is brown sugar, sweet plums & figs, a solid booze hit. Caramel comes out & dominates, complimented by roast & dark fruits in the finish. Its a big beer but the serving size (6oz?) kept it from being overwhelming.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask at Fat Headís. Pours black with a marshmellow tan head. Aroma is somewhat boozy, vanilla, oak, chocolate. This smells really good. The kentucky bourbon notes really shine. Creamy medium mouthfeel. Flavors tickle my tastebuds. This brew has a great bourbon taste upfront, mixes with the chocolate, vanilla and oak meld, with more chocolate, then finishes really smooth. Bourbon lingers a bit. I love this!