xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 White waxed bottle
A - Darkness with a finger of milk chocolate head, a thin sheet that sticks around and leaves some legs.
S - Alcohol heat, oak, vanilla, cocoa.
T - Nice roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, light coconut, and a light dark fruit that falls perfectly into place.
M/D - smooth and creamy, slightly tannic from the barrel. A great treatment for the base beer, one of my favorites to date, and the only real complaint would be the alcohol present in the nose.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 vintage, bottle #1759. Okay where do I even start? Fucking awesome! Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is a complex array of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, chocolate and anise. Flavors of bourbon, chocolate, black licorice, charred oak and soy sauce. Full bodied with just a slight carbonation. Great finish.
joes (70) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ GBBF ’13. Pitchblack with a brown head, that sticks to the glass. Aroma of bourbon, lots of vanilla, rich milk chocolate, sweet coffee, sweet alcohol and more. Sweet roasted taste, with mocca and milk chocolate. Soft roasted bitterness. Very well balanced and "rounded". Great beer !
Hoprider (69) - DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a small beige head. Wonderfull aromas of bourbon soaked wood and chocolate, a little bit of vanilla and handbag. The mouthfeel is ultraclean and creamy. Taste is softly roasted malt, soft wood, vanilla, coffee. I’ m having a hard time pulling it apart, it’s very complex. The aftertaste has lots of milk chocolate and creamy coffee notes. Absolutely great!
RoNo (21) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with _angst and other friends. Bottle with white top. Small foam. Aromamm of orange chocolate and butterscotch. Very sweet taste of honey and leather. Smoth and nice mouthfeel. A very nice beer
Indecipherable (8) - - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beautiful aromatic and tasty beer, lots of caramel, chocolate, figs, & bourbon...very black with minimal head, medium sweetness. Very top beer for pure enjoyment.
beerlover317 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma is amazing, pours with a very light head. Maybe a little low on the carbonation. One of the best barrel aged beers I’ve tried to date. The bourbon flavor intensifies as it warms. Pricey but worth it.