Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has an amazing one-two-three punch. It’s not really complex, in the sense that complex beers have flavor notes that dance around each other -- but it has big, big notes of wood, bourbon, and chocolate. It had the heaviest wood aroma I’ve ever experienced (that’s a good thing) although it didn’t necessarily seem like oak -- not sure if the barrels were some other wood, or if the intensity of it fooled me. The bourbon was equally compelling, and the same one-two punch dominated the flavor, along with nice chocolate overtones. In theory, I’d say this could use more subtlety, but the truth was that I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Black with a full light brown head Aroma is a mix of malt, bourbon and wood. Full body. Has a malt start a strong bourbon middle and a wood finish.
mrm1021 (23) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour from the Brewpub. Pours black with a slight white head. Aroma of Chocolate and wisps of bourbon. Nice, smooth chocolate and bourbon flavor with some malt tones. A very good stout.