juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the release party in December.This one pours a very dark brown color with a reddish hue and topped by a small, foamy tan colored head that settles quickly to a thin wash. The aroma is bourbon forward with notes of burnt caramel, chocolate malts, earthy peat, and a touch of smoke. There is some dark fruits and vanilla from the oak as well that add nice depth. The flavor follows suit with bourbon soaked dark fruits, peat, smoke, and a good dose of chocolate. The peat and bourbon really shine through with a just a touch of the sour mash. The chocolate and vanilla from the oak sweetne things up a bit and balances the flavor profile. This one didn’t seem to be plagued by the sourness like some of the others I had. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate, and lengthy bourbon finish with a nice warming touch on the way down. Really nice scotch ale.
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with hints of red. Tan head and lace. BB, oaky, sweet caramel. Abv, BB, oak, light/medium bitter. A tad thin and watery but a very good beer.
tmoreau (2288) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle donated to the share table at Dark Lord Day 2010 by new beer friends from Ohio. Poured a dark brown with ruby highlights, a modest, off white/light tan head, and spots and streaks of lacing. The nose was malt and caramel, with bourbon presense, earthiness, a hint of smoke, and dark fruit sweetness. The flavor was similar notes, with a noticeable but average hop bitterness, more warming to the alcohol, some vinous nature, and all wrapped up in a full body. Very nice! The bottle, of course, didn’t last too long.
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the giver JaBier for sharing a bottle (although not personalized like my Orange Oak). Pours a murky dark brown color with with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing. Bourbon aroma with notes of dark malts and chocolate. Medium body with flavors of bourbon, smoked malt and chocolate. Notes of earth as well. The finish is earthy malt and fruit. Pretty good overall.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by me (but with others; I’m a giver). Pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla and peat. Boozy flavor up front with some peaty character, vanilla and a bit of tartness in the finish.
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown color/ fleeting head. Mostly bourbon aroma with some smoke. medium body with little carbonation. Nice bourbon barrel, peated, smoke flavors with wet wood.
dchmela (2602) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy Juiceisloose. Dark red brown pour. Huge bourbon and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, whiskey and medium malt taste and hint of sour. Good.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Woodshop. Pours a deep rusty brown, lightly hazed with a thin beige ring of a head. A good amount of bourbon and candied cherries on the nose along with some vanilla cream. Flavor is quite sweet with vanilla cream, candied cherries, bourbon and oak.
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. The smell is bourbon, cherries, wood, slight smoke, and char. The look is brown in color, clearish, and has a beige colored head. The taste is sweet, bourbon, fruits, cherry, and wood.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz, bottle #9/72, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a dark amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of cedar, bourbon, caramel, vinous, and nuts. Flavor of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt.