Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Motor Oil Black pour with a dissipating tan head. Smokey, Bourbon sweetness in the aroma, a little woody and alcohol. Thick, Viscous mouthfeel, Intense Bourbon character. Roasty, woody and smokey. Thick and Delicious but a perfect balance of smoke and bourbon makes this sipper an Incredible treat. Thanks to Pat
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to MaltOMeal!
As a fan of whisky, this is right up my alley. ’07 bottle pours black and oily with a thin tan ring for a head. I’d normally call this a 4/5, but because the beer is so like a spirit, I think its appearance is ideal. Strong, sweet bourbon nose with vanilla, smoke, and raisins. Thick, viscous mouth reveals bourbon, smoke, vanilla, and chocolate, some nice woody malt and alcohol in the aftertaste. The bourbon works wonders throughout the experience, adding warmth and character while playing with other elements, yet the beer remains refined in a category where excess is overpraised and alcohol-masking overpreferred. Ironically, it’s never overbearing like WWS or even DL. BCS is all class.
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tiny white ring of a head. Strong bourbon aroma, sharp alcohol, chocolate, cake batter, cocoa powder. Interesting.
Silky smooth chocolate flavor, caramel, of course bourbon and very boozy (but in the best way possible)
The mouth feel is wonderful. Smooth and silky. Overall great beer.
DByers (8) - , Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance indescribable except for pure motor oil. Subtle smells of char, a little bourbon, vanilla and rich grains. The taste, wow. Sweet black licorice, wood, slight hotness of the bourbon, and char. Impressive complexity and perfection. Somebody had fun crafting this fantastic brew.
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured form bottle into matilda "M" glass. pours pitch black with minimal lacing. I think all of these were bottled the same day, but this one had 10-11-07, 105 on the label. rasins in th enose with a thick almost tobacco like taste. hints of teh wood come through as it warms, very chewy and leather-like. slight saltiness, alcohol warming is minimal. an awesome beer!
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle thanks zinster. The beer poured a deep black with a thick brown head. If you can imagine pouring motor oil into a glass and toping it with brown whipped cream then you might have some idea of how this beer looked. The nose is rich and deep smelling of burnt wood, roasted malts and bitter sweet chocolate. The taste was out of this world with a richness and flavor that I have found in no other beer. The taste of burnt malts, caramelized sugar, toasted oak, chocolate and bourbon dominate the beer. The beer finished with a bourbon sweetness and a hint of bitter chocolate. the mouth feel was round and oily. A great beer, one I have been looking forward to, thanks mike.
Dedollewaitor (14917) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle via trade with The Epeeist. Thanks a lot. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head & lacings. This IS everything: wood, roast, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, smooth, oily & phat. Super complex & super delicious. Long end. Amazing. . .
2Roses (11) - , Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very heavy and potent beer, i even question the 13% ABV seems a bit higher to me. You can really taste the Bourbon from start to finish.
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with a small, but lasting, light brown head. Rich and complex aroma, of oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, a little toffee, roasted wood, and a hint of licorice.
Rather dry, full flavoured complex dark chocolate, with delicious oak notes, and some slightly tart tannin action. Long lasting aftertaste of oak, vanilla and chocolate.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to pantanap for this bottle. Labeled 2006. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, roasted malts and a bit of coffee.
Thick and decadently rich. Balanced. A really nice dark fruit taste, almost leaning towards plum. I need a couple more of these.