budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head of foam that recedes quickly. The aroma has a nice roasty character with vanilla, wood, and bourbon notes. Taste is roast, some dark fruit, vanilla, and toasted bread. Medium body with a nice slickness on the palate with average carbonation and a long boozy finish.
odinstyr (570) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a small brown head. Smells of chocolate, vanilla, woody, licorice, bourbon. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter - bourbon, chocolate and vanilla, woods, mild grassy hops.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capones.. Pour is a dark dark brown with light tan head that forms a small collar around the glass..lighter brown to the edges. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, cherry, bourbon, maple wood. Taste is slightly sweet.. bourbon, vanilla, wood, molasses, toffee, maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thin and sweet. Short hoppy bitter finish.. Consistency is too thin.. decent beer.
callmemickey (3167) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black body, thin bubbly khaki head, spotty lacing. Nice bourbon forward nose with vanilla, oak, chocolate and soft roast, flavor is less impressive as it is less well integrated and developed. Medium to full bodied, smooth carbonation, silky, minimal abv burn.
ICEatALAMO (1051) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour is dark. The aroma is light bourbon and some smoke. The taste is a little light. Not a ton of bourbon until the end. An overall solid beer.
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mikem409 (1735) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is super ash and coco. Taste is thick Smokey chocolate
Damico (2746) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes from the first release - cork and cage. Aroma is very light with some smoky malts. Pours dark mahogany with a tan head. The flavors bring malty chocolate notes; roasted and bitter notes round it out as well.
riversideAK (5695) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oak and bourbon up front roasted malts dark bittersweet chocolate and light fruity notes. Black pour with a nice creamy brown head with great staying power. Wood and roast up front dark bittetsweet chocolate dark fruit and moderate bourbon notes. Vanilla and brown sugar. Woody roasty finisg with bourbon essence lingering. Nice beer with great balance smooth carbonation and good barrel notes.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque with a small tan head and some lace. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, wood, alcohol. Taste is sweet malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, bourbon. Full body, sweet bourbon finish.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Lot’s of chocolate and a decent amount of bourbon in the flavor. The wood especially was noticeable in both the flavor and aroma. Not super complex, but just really nice flavors.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass with a small, light brown head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy dark chocolate; moderate roasted malt and coffee; wood; vanilla; and bourbon. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet and light to moderately bitter with and average to long duration. There was dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and wood. The slightly more than medium body was oily and then dry with quite fizzy carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish.