fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Jackie Oís. Pours pitch black with thin tan head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, oak, dark roast, coffee, and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Flavors follow the nose and is very well balanced. Iím a barrel aged beer lover and this is a real treat. Perfect balance. Has a slight touch of heat to it. But very slight. Just a great brew.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 On tap at Jackie Oís. Viscous black pour with a whispy tan head. Aroma is chalked full of vanilla, bourbon, and roasted malts. Flavor follows suite. This is an excellent example of what a barrel aged beer should be
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stuff. Black body gives rise to a nicely roasted aroma. Big raison, licorice and huge bourbon. Flavor of massive bourbon, chocolate, espresso and vanilla. Thin body. Very good
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old growler shared by kan, so probably not the best rating situation, so take this with a grain of salt. Pours a black with tiny tan bubbles that are gasping for life. Aroma is super nice. Bourbon, coffee, cocoa, smokey tobacco. super smooth. The fact that this is 12% abv is straight up unbelievable. I could have drank this all day. Kan says this was better with more life in it, and I can definitely see that potential, but itís pretty damn good right now. Would like to try this again. Thanks Kan!
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a moderate creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted grains, chocolate, anise, vanilla, raisins, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate with a bitter finish.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color/ no head. Big whiskey vanilla aroma with black malt, pit fruits. Medium body. Over the top boozy bourbon vanilla flavor with chocolate, mild sour wood.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Jackie Oís Anniversary Party. Side by side tasting with the regular version. Why ruin a good thing? Loved the standard version. This one was a bit too "Boozy" for me and kind of masked all that was god with the regular version. A bit more wood on the flavor and a ton of hotness. Eh, I will just take the old standard.
milliken586 (6) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect example of a big bourbon barrel stout. Pours pitch black. Lots of bourbon on the nose with a bit of chocolate and coffee. Taste is lots of bouron with some chocolate and coffee and caramel. Great bb aged stout.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Oak and bourbon aromas. Black strong in alcohol and rich on the palate with a crisp bitter and hoppy coffee roast finish.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler courtesy of Markwise. Beautiful beer! POurs black. Nose is chocolate, booze, bourbon, coffee. Flavor is big cocoa, fig, dark fruits roast and cherries. Awesome!