angelkostvo (791) - - JAN 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black color , espresso like head. Aroma of whisky big time, chocolate, dark fruits, pretty complex aroma. Taste is amazing it suits the aroma perfectly... complex as single malt whiskey aged for long time in oak casks. Full body, thick texture, velvety carbonation. Me and my girlfriend are amazed, this brew is something every beer geek should try!
katrinaez (351) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had once written "holy explosion of flavor Batman" for this beer. It a tightly packed punch coffee and porter.
snoworsummer (2949) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head. Tastes like booze, lightly astringent, dark fruits, earthy, woody, and some sweet roasted malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dried dark fruits, lightly astringent booze, raisin, earthy, woody.
mfhennig (97) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Mackeys Hideout from a snifter. Pours black, minimal head. Charred wood aroma and a hint of whiskey. Very smooth taste, a little alcohol burn at the end. A pretty damn good beer.
tricksta_p (1683) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, some vanilla, oak, coffee. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a little bitterness in the aftertaste. Smooth and potent. Lovely.
Maxbier (589) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet roast malt aroma and lots of charred oak barrel. Chocolate and coffee notes too. Almost black with dark brown head. Starts with roast malt and coffee notes, but dominated by the the barrel. much less hop character than the non barrel-aged version. Both are a pleasure to fuss over.
alexsdad06 (6564) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle at home (also notes from a 750). Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, cherry, with noticeable bourbon (especially the nose), vanilla and oak, smooth drinking and an improvement on the base.
HeadyDE (551) - Delaware, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from growler..pours a fairly medium black with a slight mocha brown head..nose is laden with vanilla..oak..slight bitter chocolate as well..mouthfeel is sublime on this..velvety is a solid description..the initial hit of the whiskey packs a slight boozy punch at first but is quickly mellowed out by some cinnamon/spicy notes and is not hot at all..had this in a 12 oz bottle a few years back and haven’t seen this around as much..very good offering..quite similar in many ways to bcbs with considerable less abv..
Westchesterco (1245) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown and has a slight head it has the aroma of coffee and the taste is bourbon and has the taste of coffee yummy
drsandman (537) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old school bottle, thanks to James! Pours deep purple brown. Whiskey, cocoa, smoke, caramel, wood. Soft & creamy, no carbo... This may be quite an old bottle, many eons.
CraftBeerNick (1134) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Beer Temple, 23rd October 14. Great bourbon notes on the aroma, taste is a perfect blend of the base beer with the barrel and whiskey, smooth and very drinkable. Lovely