tectactoe (1489) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Bottle: Very deep brown, almost appearing black with a light-tan colored head that swiftly wafts away into nothing. Aroma full of bourbon, oak, & an underlying, spicy vanillin-woody sweetness. Lighter undercurrent of cocoa dust, toasted caramel, & sticky molasses. Taste is packed with creamy, silky bourbon, almost more on the sweet side & not very hard (good thing). Plums, black cherries, molasses, caramel, maple syrup, & burnt brown sugar round out the flavor profile, leading into a heavier wood, bourbon, & vanilla finish. Lightly spicy from the barrel... Though the booze is certainly present, it remains dangerously drinkable thanks to a nice, balancing sweetness. Very nice ale.
UDBeernut (1611) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pours deep amber, ample khaki head. nose is full of bourbon and booze. chocolate, caramel, vanilla, with a solid bourbon finish. full body, creamy. high boost. luv it.
vtafro (2990) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Super bourbon aromas, some light spices. Flavor is bourbon heavy, some chocolate and caramel but no spice left.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. Bottle share courtesy of Bytemesis. Thank you! Huge aromas and flavors of vanilla, nuttiness, toasted coconut, caramelized sugar, creame brûlée, creamy chocolate and BROWNIES!!! Tons of Bourbon Barrel-Aged character. I love this style! Full bodied, rich and creamy, with lower carbonation. In comparison, sweeter and richer then Kentucky Dark Star.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, Vintage 2011, at 9.5%Vol, as Bourbon Abominable, exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, alcoholic/roasted and slightly woody/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good Winter brew, yet very expensive!
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a really murky, cloudy, and really dark brown color with a nice bubbly brown head. Good bit of bourbon and alcohol on the nose, lots of vanilla and caramel, milky chocolate, some dark fruits, and a subtle hint of spice. Wow, tons of bourbon oakiness and vanilla on the taste, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of molasses. Super tasty, smooth and creamy. Definitely a bourbon bomb. I’d love to see what a few years does to this beer.
bytemesis (3011) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with thanks to Prufrockstar! Pours cloudy mahogany with a small tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is a nice blend of bourbon, dark sugars, raisin, cocoa and vanilla. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, molasses and vanilla. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Light woody astringency, some heat from the ABV. Pretty darn nice beer.
barn0216 (395) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown-black, no foam. Rich dark ale aroma, cherry, fig, wood, alcohol. Taste is rich chocolate liquor, cherry, char and ash. Boozy but not overwhelming. Terrific.
Warped_Silver (62) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and prunes. Taste huge dark chocolate and coffee. Toffee, vanilla, cotton candy, bourbon. Finishes sweet. Mouthfeel is velvety and thick - yum! Very similar, but better than Bourbon County Stout, which I love! This beer is amazing!
Steasy66 (845) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black no head. Drinking both 11 and 12. 11 is a bit bland, cola and coffee. 12 is a better. Some roast and toffee.