michaelinwa (532) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewer is excellent at brewing interesting beers that donít quite hit the mark. This one seems to be flying completely under the radar. It pours black with an average, disappearing head. Aroma is relatively mild but nice, with dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla; wish there was more of it. Flavor is roasted, dark chocolate, bourbon and a little bitterness. Donít know the ABV, but thereís some alcohol bite in this. Not a sweet or heavy beer, but not at all thin; decent palate. Finishes with lots of flavor, but there is just a little cardboard taste in there that probably doesnít belong. Overall a pretty decent BA brew from Hales; glad they made it.
ACHops (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Beer Junction. Iím assuming this is the listed beer, Haleís no longer calls it Pikop Andropovs Rushin... And itís listed as bourbon barreled. Anyway, pours inky black with thick mocha brown head that retains well. Aroma is sharp boozy bourbon and not much else. Taste is smooth roasty malt with a rich somewhat thin body. Big bourbon barrel flavor on the back. Potent, high abv easily noticed.
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
april 2012 on tap at Haleís. Smell of semi-sweet chocolate; very pleasant on a palate; creamy; raisin and chocolate, very well-balanced. Haleís absolute favorite.