Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz waxed bomber pours with a dark mahogany body supporting a mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up boozy heat flowing into sweet bourbon and light wood notes as well as some dark roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is smooth and fairly creamy delivering up dark roasted malts, some molasses, smooth sweet bourbon and the booziness. This is a dandy smooth rich sipper of a beer where the barrel aging didnít crush the wonderful base beer.
AirForceHops (2552) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Eric S. at Phatdog1ís house. BR 1 written on the front label. Pitch black with light head retention. When the stout is swirled around it leaves an oily film around the edges. Nice mellow whiskey notes of oak and vanilla. Flavor starts off sweet with toffee, with vanilla and marshmallow through the middle. After the sip I did get a slightly different aftertaste I havenít experienced in a stout. I have never had Mellow Corn Whiskey butÖ I have to say that must be the influence. The texture on my tongue was oily with the body in the medium range. I didnít pick up any of the 9% ABV level. For me I really liked it and canít wait to try some of the other barrels.
olr1984 (835) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a oily black with a small tan head. Bourbon vanilla and malt aroma. Taste is the same with a bit of a dark fruit finish.
patrickfannon (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Split with Tom and Chris. Pours pitch black. Beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate fudge, cherries, honey, and whiskey. Mouth is full and creamy. Taste is chocolate and cherries with some booze in the finish. Pretty damn delicious.
tcane7 (1511) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Pat and Chris. Pours black with tan head. Nose is chocolate, licorice, rye,booze. Medium body. Some corn notes
SrSilligoose (3086) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 gold wax bootle. iíll be damned if i didnít enjoy this. pleasant dark roasty chocolate. coffe offered (accpeted). bourbon chill compliment. molasses also offered. chocolately sweetness balanced nicely by roasty dark chocolate bitterness, and some soft bourbon barrel notes. pretty good.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles from Caponeís, Blue Dog Lansdale, and Smithís. Pours oily jet black with minimal head. Nose is bourbon, oak, molasses. Tastes thick on the palate, with flavors of bourbon, molasses, oak, mild prune and fine tobacco.
DocJitsu (693) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a short-lived head. Chocolate nose. Smooth, thick mouthfeel. Chocolaty, oaky, and vanilla flavor.
drpimento (2082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured this at a good temperature with an average sized light brown, foamy head that soon settled to a splotchy cover and ring with a bit of lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is molasses, malt, roast, vanilla and on the mild side. Flavorís like nose, sweet is dominant, backed with good carbonic tang and just right bitter, well balanced. Honey is in the background along with oak. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is just a tad warming, just like flavor, and tapers moderately. Easy drinking. Very good.
msnelling09 (111) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer pours like thin oil or thick coffee. It sits in the glass a chocolaty black with a nice little scrim of bubbles that initially made a head above the beer. The head/scrim is a creamy yellow color with khaki hints and is made of nano bubbles that make a smooth and creamy appearance as they pack together. Lacing from the beer is slick, and the legs are light but definitely apparent on the glass. On the nose, this beer is all about the whiskey. Big, bristling and sweet alcohol rush the nose bringing hints of corn alcohol, and sticky corn syrup. This is a phenomenal whiskey-scented beer; it is fresh and snappy on the nose. Beneath the whiskey sits gentle caramel roast alongside tropical coconut, and some slight dark raisin notes. My girlfriend picks up hints of salted caramel as well. On the tongue, the beer tastes hot in alcohol with sticky sweetness coming from the malt and the whiskey mingling. The finish of the beer is dry however, leaving a light bite of acid in the mouth. In flavor, the beer begins as spicy alcohol with hints of coconut. The coconut eventually folds out on the tongue into sweet corn whiskey with touches of tannic oak that works to dry the cloying sweet whiskey flavor. Malt plays second fiddle in this beer, lacing a light caramel undertone to the beer and appearing as a mellow candied caramel in the aftertaste. The finish runs hot with cloying whiskey and a touch of coconut and tannic oak. In the mouth, the beer feels on the heavy side of medium in body with a very soft carbonation. The beer feels smooth and velvety, showing a little of the honey as it caresses the tongue. It bites a little on the tip of the tongue as the beer finishes, which cuts back on the softness of this beer, but it still is quite a soft beer. Overall, this is a hugely whiskey-heavy beer, but it tastes great because of it. My bottle was several months old but the whiskey was still hot as ever on the tongue, and provided a nicely complex flavor for me to ponder. It was a little too hot in alcohol for what I normally like in a barrel-aged stout, but it was still very good to sip on and very tasty. The beer was also gigantically pricey, but my girlfriend is amazing and bought it for me and I thank her greatly. A beer worthy of a try, though I donít think I will get it again; this is a great beer to split among friends.
JaBier (4400) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend for his birthday. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of whiskey, caramel and chocolate. Malty flavor with chocolate and caramel turning to bourbon and vanilla before a bitter chocolate finish.