Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour with a brown head. Thr aroma and flavor are full of chocolate and oak. Tha flavor is thin but has some cocoa notes. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium creamy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, ash, oak, and roasted malt. Flavor of bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and toffee with a dry oak finish.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a growler obtained at Brewed in Fort Worth. Pours black with a small brown head that lingers as a small ring. Aroma of dark chocolate fudge, vanilla, wood, whiskey, rye, and a slight hint of raisin. Flavor begins with an impression of sweetness, but it’s not the huge epic beer you’d expect There’s some dark chocolate, more vanilla this time, sweeter characteristics of bourbon, raisins, and noticeable absence of any harsh or ashy roasting. Finishes with classic bourbon barrel qualities (wood, caramel, heat) and nice lingering chocolate and vanilla aftertaste. Not much bitterness or earthiness. Medium-heavy bodied, but not as heavy as you’d think, and the carbonation is ample. Really good stuff! It’s not perfect, but I like that it highlights dessert qualities in a beer, without becoming a sugary mess. Hope I get to have it again when the growler is gone!
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black ale with almost no head. Sweet syrupy aroma. Sweet and bitter taste with a hint of whiskey. It has an appreciable oak finish from the barrel aging.