ghawener (1555) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle: 2008 vintage. Second of 09 after a great new year tasting. this one has character, potent, whisky, wood, smokey. drank with rcasta and ramenen.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 vintage on December 31, 2008. Well, before its aroma attacked me from an arms length my first impression was how much this resembled dirty oil. Thats a good sign. Its small, perfectly shaded head could only be improved by being a *little* larger. But Iím still scoring its appearance a 5. Now, back to its aroma. This sucker is potent. It makes the whole room glisten in aromatic nirvana the moment you pop the cap. Its smell... like you opened a bottle of bourbon. It has awesome alcoholic fumes, heavy enough to really grab you by the heart and pull you down into its grave of tasty dreams. Sweet, sticky, and oh so warm. Something in this almost reminds me of a triple bock... but its so much better. Simply amazing.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 2008 Vintage. Black beer with ruby highlights and a small tan head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma over rich malt. Rich malt flavor with bourbon, light roast, vanilla, and ccaramel. Fuller bodied. Malt and brown sugar lingers with bourbon and vanilla. Very nice, Complex and nicely balanced. Alcohol present and lingers in a comfortable sipping beer way.
Gar4016 (24) - , Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a nice sipper for me. Pours almost black with head that dissipates quickly. This seems thick and leaves a thin layer of itself on the glass wherever it’s been. Smells like.... hmmmm.... Bourbon.... lots of it, roasted malts, vanilla, some cherry and chocolate. Tastes very yummy, starts with Bourbon, very strong and somewhat alcoholic. Flavor continues complex at mid palate with various notes of chocolate, some coffee, roasted malt, a general wood feel. Ends with a good stout roastiness that lingers in your mouth. Overall the bourbon is very prominent but doesnt overpower the complexities in the rest of the stout. This will probably cellar very well!
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 12 ounce bottle from riversideAK. Thanks! Pours a ruby tinted dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is mostly straight bourbon with some bitter hoppy notes. Taste is bourbon, chocolate (tootsie rolls by the end of the bottle), vanilla and subtle dark fruits. Full bodied. Alcohol is hidden remarkably well, much to my detriment. This is a damn good beer. Well done.
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
(12oz Bottle) An outright awesome beer! Pours near black and syrupy w/ a thin brown head. Aromas of vanilla and bourbon abound w/ notes of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Flavor is a wonderfully melded combination of bourbon, mocha, toasted malt and alcohol. The silky - I’m trying to avoid oily - mouthfeel is countered by a slight alcohol warming. Finishes surprisingly drier than expected. In all, a very rousing beer w/ a perfect balance of malt and hops. The bourbon is completely complimentary despite its initial prominence. I absolutely love this beer in a nice brandy glass slightly below room temperature.
rtruck10 (2) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2008 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This has just become my favorite beer. The aroma is fantastic. Has an aroma of coffee an bourbon with a sweetness. The flavor is great with bourbon, brown sugar, oak, chocolate, and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy almost too thick. Very little head but leaves a coating on the glass. Its a beer to be enjoyed sipping by a fire on a cold night.
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow this is a fantastic beer. The aroma is great, with hints of coffee and strong aromas of bourbon. The appearance is of deep black, with almost zero visible head. The palate is oily and thick, almost chewy. The flavor is very strong with vanilla and coffee and some chocolate, excellent boubon flavor. If you do not like bourbon I wouldnít recommend this beer, but even if you kind of like bourbon this beer is a must. Better than dessert!
estebon100 (7) - skokie, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2008 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My friends were telling me about this beer at a bar when we noticed that they had it. So i gave it a try and man is this beer amazing. The bourbon finish does it all for me since i love bourbon. And it leaves a creamy aftertaste that sticks with you for a while. I would recommend trying this beer for sure! great dessert beer!
Immiz182 (17) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mother of God is this beer awesome. The lingering aftertaste of the bourbon is amazing. Extremely flavorful. It does have more flavor in one sip than in other entire cases of beer. Had it in a 12 oz bottle at the Goose Island brewpub