ICEatALAMO (941) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 vintage bottle. The pour is black. The aroma is sweet sweet bourbon, vanilla as well. The taste is disappointing compared to the aroma. Not bad, a little thin. The bourbon is not as present as I would like. More roastiness and oak in the flavor.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bomber, room temp. Poured black with dark brown head. Taste is on the bitter, almost woody side. Hints of chocolate and stone fruit. A thin body with a dry finish. I was a bit disappointed with this one, previous years have been better. Barely anything from the bourbon aging except the wood.....
fcjack1 (158) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from world beers. Pours opaque black, thin tan head. Scent of chocolate, bourbon and some booze. Taste is very bourbony. Strong alcohol as well. Probably should’ve given this one another 3 or 4 months. Still tasty though.
PotjeBier (1697) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle @ home, 2013 issue. Black color. Beige head, with short retention. Aroma’s are beautiful, bourbon, vanilla, oak, some malty sweetness and hints of chocolate. The flavor falls behind, a bit bourbon, only ever so slightly sweet, hints of woody & alcoholic sourness - these flavors linger, but there’s no new flavors in the finish. Body is rather thin. Perhaps a year in bourbon barrels is a bit too long.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled Feb 2011
A: black with little head production. There was a substantial amount of rust around cap (probably from the tin wrapper on the top). No lace. Near mirror surface.
S: Bourbon, vanilla, sweet and dark malts with some cream tones I relate to a cuvee that has sat on lees for a long time.
T: Follows the nose and adds some nice depth with hints of dark stone fruits and some bakers cocoa. Really nice.
M: Viscous and low carb, semi dry finish.
O: Really showing well right now. Wouldn’t hesitate to grab a few more of these. Full Sail is not my favorite brewery, but when they are on, they are spot on.
Serving type: bottle
gunnfryd (10654) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer.
Ron (2550) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep black with a thin and creamy medium mocha head, some lacing. Aroma is very bourbon forward but not too boozy... some dark fruit and vanilla hints. Flavor is a bit hot...touch of bourbon that is overpowered by dark/burnt roastiness and some oak. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a burnt molasses like bourbon finish. If you like bourbon, you’ll like this.
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber from Spirits Brick. Poured a thicker pitch black with a smaller beige head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate cake batter, vanilla extract, syrup, dark burnt fruits, wet burnt toast. Great body with a fuller mouthfeel, softer carbonation and a lingering sweet after taste. Flavor of vanilla, chocolate cake batter, bourbon, wood, taost, dry grains, pudding skins, hint of nut shell. Solid beer.
curbfeeler (1) - - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Supplanted Abyss as my all-time favorite of this type. Wish Full Sail would make more of it than they do presently.
Geokkjer (5787) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted malt, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon and licorice with some salty notes. Medium body, average carbonation.