DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz. sampler at JO’s 6th Anniversary. I made damn good review notes, but then I lost them. Bear with me on this.
3.5 A: Lightly hazed dark brown color. Came without a head.
4.0 S: Interestingly this still has a fairly big bourbon component. Leathery, oaky woodiness, and earthy. The Dark App dominates the nose, offering a soft roastiness, milk chocolate, and hints of coffeee. The wheatwine adds a neutral wheaty sweetness.
4.0 T: Even more interesting, the wheatwine takes control in the taste. Lots of wheat flavor with peppery spiciness, and boatloads of light fruits. The Dark App offers the same flavors as in the nose, but just less of them. The bourbon component is much subdued, but still adds an earthiness to the complexity.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth and reasonably creamy.
4.0 D: A very interesting blend. I’d say there’s not way it was a 50/50 blend though. The color is too light for that, especially given that the wheatwine is dark amber to start. Anyway, I really liked how the stout dominated the nose, while the wheatwine controlled the taste.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-04-2011 22:42:07
Beerman6686 (6181) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a medium brown color with basically no head. Aroma was of dark roast, lots of sweet chocolate,a nd some dark fruits. Flavor was mainly dark fruits covered in chocolate, not much roast on the flavor as the aroma. AA bit oxidized but still nice.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft... Brad luckily found the last keg of this, top 2 beer of the night, had multiple samples, outstanding, great undertones of bourbon with coconut and rich chocolate, great blend that I hope is done again in the future
JStax (4993) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Appearance is dark copper, like that of an old penny with a beige head. Aroma is of bourbon, chocolate, spruce, and a bit of raisin. Taste follows the nose with bourbon in the forefront and the remaining flavors playing a secondary role. All in all, this one is pretty tasty if you love bourbon.
deyholla (9921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Brad and Art, thanks! Poured a hazy dark amber red with a brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of sweet grains, some raisins, milk chocolate and light fruits. Flavor was similar with sweet grains and raisins with some chocolate and bourbon in the finish. Needed a little something to balance the sweetness.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Brad and Art. Thanks! Pours black with tan head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, roast, and coffee. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor has a coconut, coffee, dark roast layer. And finishes semi sweet with a dark fruit component. Good stuff and thanks for sharing!
weem25 (4) - USA - JAN 23, 2010 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
flat beer with chocolate notes. little barrel flavor that doesn’t get overpowered by bourbon. cloudy brown color. tasty but could use more carbonation
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottle, thanks Kan. Pours flat and muddy, no head. Raisins soaked in bourbon, port wine, and caramel. Flavors of caramel, port, chocolate, sharp and off puting oak cutting through. No carb, med body. Pretty tasty.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 Growler straight from brad... Pours a dull cola brown with a non- existent head ... Aroma of assertive caramel bourbon and tides along with soft vanilla tannins... Flavors of caramely bourbon with a very light mouthfeel and soft vanilla tannins. Very soft barrel flavors...enjoyed this more so than cuvee 2 but 2 different beers nonethless.
AmEricanbrew (6657) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown color/ thin head. Sour wet wood, vanilla mocha aromas. frothy medium body. Biting chocolate, vanilla, bourbon boozy, coffee, mildly sour flavors. A bit muddled but tasty.