luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Deep purple brown, alc leaves legs. Deep syrupy aroma, cola and red wine. Deep hazy malt, smoke is very well hidden, lots of alc burn. milk chocolate. Hot finish. Interesting, nice to finally share this.
beerbaaron (1546) - Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Unclear dark reddish brown. Beige head. Bourbon. Dark fruit. Wood. Vanilla. Peat. Caramel. Toffee. Barrel character not overdone. Full bodied. Not too boozy. Dry. Smokey. Sweet. Pretty nice.
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely over the top with the sweetness and abv. Sticky sweet feel, even with the smoke cutting through a bit. Loads of malt and dark fruit. Might have been really really nice at around 10%
JStax (3431) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle poured into a mini snifter. Pours a clear brown with a khaki colored head of foam. Say sweet, oats, toffee, and anise come through in the aroma. Taste is mildly bitter with some oak qualities. Thick mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
DocJitsu (1154) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark molasses brown color with a very quickly dissipating caramel-colored head. An absolutely scrumptious, rich caramel, vanilla, and chocolate nose. Creamy, heavy mouthfeel. Quite a bit of alcohol heat. Large flavors of creamy caramel and chocolate. Alcohol invades, but not in a way that adversely affects the lovely flavor. This is wonderful.
DesertDevil (618) - Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22-oz. bottle. Sweet and boozy whiskey dominates the nose with some vanilla, toasted oak, a hint of raisins, and a thin malty backbone. An extremely dark burgundy pour with a parchment-colored ring head. Very sweet taste of caramel, toffee, hot bourbon, vanilla bean, figs, a heavy tone of charred barley, and a whisper of smoke and hops. Sticky texture with a sweet and dry finish. Pretty solid, but any smokiness is barely detectable and it drinks more like a barley wine than a wee heavy.
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a dark cloudy brown with small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin chocolate and nuts. Medium mouthfeel with light smoke and good barrel character. Very good.
Mrnoluv (199) - long beach, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s smells like bourbon meeting malt! That sweet malty aroma, laced with that oaky bourbon smell, beautiful dark brown color! The taste, are you kidding me? Chocolate, coffee, malt, roasted beans, a little nut taste, boozey, bourbon...after the swallow it is so smooth but then you feel the heat of that 14% ABV, This is a keeper! I’m glad I got two bottles, will love to see how this tastes aged a few months.
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Cloudy dark brown color, small beige edge head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, figs. Taste is sticky dates, figs, prunes in caramel and buttetscotch sauce. Nice body. Delicious. Color change, Nevada.
kathouse (1196) - Nevada, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with no head. Caramel, oak, and red fruits are pleasant to smell and drink. Good body and sweet malt with a great finish.