AdamJackson (2871) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Incredibly dark black oily, smooth light head.
S - Whoa. holy chocolate bomb, cinnamon and spices. a lot of awesomeness on this nose.
T - Holy more chocolate! Wow. Tastes amazing. Super roasty. Just like a dessert of christmas spices
M - Silky smooth. sweet and full of flavor.
O - This is amazing. Not as great as KDS but still remarkable.
jcartamdg (2087) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage, pours brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, oak, vanilla and caramel. Hot but still really tasty.
andrewje41 (653) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour. Pours dark with strong Bourbon aroma. Complex flavors with vanilla wafer and butterscotch. Sweet, smooth finish. Great beer.
pushkinwow (2098) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle from an IP trade in Seattle but I can’t remember who. Dark brown with a nice brown head that mostly fades. Vanilla, butterscotch, bourbon, vanilla, light oak, smooth. Mild carbonation and moderate body, boozy and sweet, some toffee.
tectactoe (2299) - 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 (1843) - Saint Johns, 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 (3795) - 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 (5759) - 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.