SNL (117) - - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark pour, light brown head.
The bourbon is very apparent in both nose and taste. Undertones of malt. Sweet finish. Full body. Soft carbonation.
Weezel (78) - Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Every time I drink it, I think this is one of the best beers I will ever taste. Pours very dark with a tan head that dissipates very shortly. Aroma is traditional stout with the oak and vanilla of bourbon shining through. Taste is sweet stout up front with a kick of alcohol Port in a good way. Leads to a very nice roasty and balanced aftertaste. There is nothing more I can add that hasn't been said about this. Top quality all the way and the standard for all other bourbon barrel aged beers.
jabersquawk (7) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Still a favorite session. A fabulous monster of a beer, not to be trifled with.
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TEOlogen (15) - - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy shit fuck!!!! .................................................. Percutit Revertitur!
Floorkill (25) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is a great beer compared to the alcohol volume. It is quite strong but still smooth
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dustpanman (4) - oak park, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the holy grail of beers. If you havenít tried it, you must. Do your best to find a pre-acquisition bottle. The latest year seems to have lost something. Smells like creamy bourbon and toffee. Pours black as motor oil with very little head. Taste is a perfect combination of oak, vanilla, chocolate, and smoke. Lingers nicely on the palate.
rondphoto (1451) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
@ Hollerís Hops and Grill / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black, thin rim head, no lace. Taste is burnt toast and malt that blooms in a big way through the palate, adding light hints of chocolate along the way. A touch of bourbon provides all the balance that is needed in the finish. This is a huge brew that drinks much more easily than its 14% would imply. One of the best. Highest recommendations.
AdamT (89) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, 2013 Vintage, compliments of Dave. F. Black hue, zero visibility fully-diminishing dark brown head. No lacing (this may be due to not having proper glassware). The only aroma that I could pull out of this beer was bourbon, I had this confirmed with the three other people that I was enjoying this with. Strong bourbon on the initial taste with hints of chocolate on the finish. The bourbon was so overpowering that it took away from the flavor. May be better to let it sit a year or so. I will look for it next year.
DroolYeast (62) - Odder, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Cockney pub in Aarhus. Pours black with brown head, which quickly disappears. Aroma of bourbon whiskey, rotten fruit, sweetness. Taste of spirit, black malt and smoke. Warm feeling at the end.
jentucker (6) - Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice kick to it, the bourbon kick. Sooper sweet with a bitter note. The kick is a nice balance of alcohol. Won best beer in Illinois 2013 RateBeerBest!