BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Anchorage hotel tasting, shared by Travlr. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, prunes, figs, dates, alcohol, vanilla, and Bourbon. Flavor is sweet chocolate and roast malt, vanilla, Bourbon, figs, dates, and a sweet finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and medium alcohol warmth.
furthur (920) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at share, thanks travlr! Black beer, cardboard colored head. Aroma molasses, vanilla, cookies, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, bourbon, oak. Palate is smooth and rich, not syrupy. Carb. moderate. Pretty decent.
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark maroon brown color, small tan head. Aroma has vanilla, chocolate, licorice. Taste has milk chocolate, espresso, subtle tannins, vanilla. Very tasty.
Savage_Night (425) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small brown head that quickly dissipates leaving behind no cap but a thin small ring. AROMA: dark roasted malt, charred oak barrel, phenols, dark bitter chocolate, herbs, boozy bourbon notes, coffee, spices, floral, smoke, brown sugar, soy sauce, vanilla, dry tobacco, slight herbs and dark dry stone fruit. TASTE: dark roasted malt, charred oak barrel, phenols, dark bitter chocolate, boozy, coffee, tannins, bourbon notes, cinnamon, spices, hop spice, soy sauce, brown sugar, vanilla, dry tobacco, slight herbs and dark dry stone fruit. AFTER TASTE: dark roasted malt, coffee, brown sugar, vanilla and charred oak wood barrel with a medium tannin dry boozy finish.
Sledutah (7067) - Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Mikeys holiday party
Dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon
Nice and tasty
DuffMan (9606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Yardbird, Vegas. Hearty near black pour, light brown head that recedes to a persistent patina. Brothy malty aroma with high bourbon notes in balance, robust bourbon barrel character black malts, chocolate, light soy sauce, hints of dark fruits. Finish has moderate bitterness in good balance.
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits, booze. Full bodied, lightly creamy mouthfeel, sweet and lightly booze on the palate. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, dates, raisins, figs. Tasty
bytemesis (6962) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Not sure of year but it is silver wax and hand numbered #277. Pours opaque black with a medium tan head that dissipates leaving decent lacing. Aroma is rich roasty chocolate with anise notes as well as bourbon and vanilla. Flavor is fairly sweet but with good compensating bitterness, bourbon and oaky vanilla present but do not overpower the underlying roasty mocha molasses notes. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Actually really well put together. I admit I had low expectations, but this has far exceeded them.
Chalumeaux (1063) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer for the Ratebeer Camp extravaganza. Dark chocolate pour with a nice tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with a nice bourbon vanilla finish. Taste follows aroma. Very well composed beer.
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 vintage. 650 ml bottle thanks to willrunforbeer, pitch black color with low carbonation level. Aroma is really nice, molasses, vanilla, coffee grinds with a nicely integrated bourbon barrel. I could just smell this for awhile, great!
Flavor has the nicely integrated bourbon that lasts through the duration of the sip. Light charred wood and lasting oak after the swallow. Warming sensation from the alcohol without any alcohol flavor. Honestly a very fine job with this brew. Higher end.