BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared by ??? at DLD. This was a wants list item for me and it was very descent. Big bourbon flavor. Very thick and chewy mouthfeel. Finished dry. This one was pretty nice.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Handbottle from Hellomynameis shared by Odeed; Nose of vanilla, oak, bourbon, and chocolate; Black with brown edges and a very small cinnamon head; flavor od oak, peppery spiciness, very light bourbon, and chocolate; finish ahs very light hop bitterness and alcohol warmth.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(HAND BOTTLE FROM HELLOMYNAMEIS.THANKS MAN!)black body with red highlights.small light brown rign around the glass for a head.very balanced aroma of oak,whiskey,chocolate brownies,and gram crackers.the flavor is much of the same with the vanilla and alcohol showing up a bit more.VERY well balanced and smooth with a medium mouthfeel.awesome brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a an opaque brown with a small tan head. The aroma is of vanilla, milk chocolate, bourbon and sweet but mild roasted malt. The flavor is of sweet roasted malt and bourbon. Mild chocolate on the finish. Bitterness on the tail. Medium bodied with warmth in the throat.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Handbottled bomber, with mucho thank you’s to hellomynameis - I really appreciate it Zac! Pours a deep brown with a moderate tan head and some spotty sheets of lacing. Aroma is super nice, with bourbon, oak, vanilla, and some light hints of chocolate, dark fruits and molasses. Flavor follows the aroma nicely, with more bourbon, oak woodiness, vanilla, and molasses. The barrel aging on this one is well placed, and although a bit bourbon forward, I like that, so it is very enjoyable. Thanks again Zac!
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, with a small, brown head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, and chococlate. Flavor is bourbon, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and molasses. thanks to hellomynameis for this bottle.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at 2008 Woodshop hosted by cquiroga. No carbonation Malty caramel aroma. Pitch black color. Sweetish. Mellow. Score brought
down, because it was flat.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Eben and Ken for this one. Black body, no carbonation and no head. Very low aroma. Chalky, somewhat woody, dust, but no bourbon. Some dry woody smoke in the flavor, along with molasses, chocolate, and light bourbon. Smooth flat body.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10th Rating from 3rd Annual Woodshop tasting in Temple City, CA. 3/1/08. One hell of a day put on by Cquiroga, thanks for a killer day Chris. Also spent the day there with bikesanbeer, my girlfriend Cyn, wetherel, JohnC, DenverLogan, dirty_martini, jasparg, DrBil, IPAFiend, awaisanen and many others, this was one crazy day. 22oz handbottle from growler brought by awaisanen, thanks Andy. Pours black with no head. Nose is huge and full of bourbon. Taste is very sweet and pretty nice though the bourbon is huge. Low carbonation but thats what Andy said about the growler and what the guy he got it from said too.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz handbottle, thanks kmweaver) Minimal brown head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is mild, moderately sweet, Bourbon, some booziness, light roast. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, caramel, molasses, some Bourbon. Undercarbonated medium-full body, some stickiness. Appearance and palate ratings unaffected by the fact that the beer was handbottled, given that the handbottler, Stine, has indicated that it was undercarbonated when he bottled it.