jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft Sample @ Brewvival 2014. Deep brownish amber with a small head. Bourbon soaked wood dominates the nose. A bit of ink cartridge and roasted malt. Sort of strange apple flavor. Tastes a bit buggy. Roasted coffee beans and cocoa. A bit slick on the palate. Full body. Meh.
tmoreau (2445) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly a year as a cellared bomber, shared and poured to snifters with a black/brown hue, a persistent layer of brownish tan head foam, and streaks of lacing. The nose was some roastiness, but mainly a distinct, sour oak scent, which was mellowed by a touch of barrel induced vanilla, and further smoothed by some silky effervescence in the flavor. Medium bodied, hidden alcohol, and maybe some oxidation, but tasty in it’s own unusual way. More of a sour, Belgian Dark Strong Ale.
Aurelius (4197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good bottle/label. Deep coffee brown beer. Tangy, whiskey aroma, medium sweet and vinous. Winey, vanilla, tangy - not as roasty as expected. Efferevescent and warming. Thanks to someone at Proof for sharing.
EricTeusink (691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting with jrob21. Infected, but just slightly so. Caught a whiff of the infection as soon as the bottle popped. Scent is funky with hints of the the smoky chocolate. Flavor is sour, sweet, and roasty. Beer wasn’t bad, just not what I had hoped for. Would have been better off if infection had really taken hold. Bottle - Shared by jrob21
jrob21 (2580) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Uh oh looks like this might be infected. Here it goes either way. A little tinge of sour in the aroma and the finish is a touch funky as well. In between you get a touch of vanilla and milk chocolate roasty malt. Overshadowed by the sour unfortunately.
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #91. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla and a bit of green apple. The taste is bourbon, roasted malts, stone fruit, chocolate. Medium bodied.
bierenjoyer1 (58) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle from Peabody’s Wine and Beer, Boone, NC. Great stout and bourbon scents. Pours almost black with very nice tan foam that stays. Great bourbon barrel taste but not sweet which is nice and a good palate finish of bourbon stout. I really enjoy this beer and hope that can have it again.
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Jay. Pours a thick black with super dense long-lasting tan foam. Smells sweet of rootbeer, and slightly sour of chocolate. Body is creamy like a thin milk stout and tastes sweet and sour with hints of coffee, vanilla, and licorice and ends bitter of hops.
Getbetter (853) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I cant tell if its meant to have this sour taste because it has an odd cherry taste besides that its creamy oil like texture chocolate stout.In which either way may be ok.
cobaink2 (74) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great right out of the gate. Lots of vanilla and bourbon. Star anise and slight nose if Bret somehow. Great balanced beer.