bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, vanilla, wood, and chocolate. Flavor of bourbon, coffee, vanilla, molasses, caramel, roasted malt, wood, and chocolate.
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to mora2000- Pour is a dark blackish brown with a very soft tan haze with a few bubbles..Nose is nice vanilla, with bourbon backing and brown sugar, barrel, cocoa, caramel..Taste is bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, barrel, oily mouthfeel.. Palate is nice soft vanilla and barrel bourbon
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Whole Foods in Houston.
The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a few small brown bubbles, but no real head. The aroma is heavy on the brown sugar and vanilla, with a hint of whiskey thrown in. The flavor has a lot of wood and whiskey notes, as well as a good dose of maple. The molasses and vanilla notes are also present. I get a little chocolate and roasted malt in the flavor, but this beer is all about the whiskey barrel aging. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Delicious.
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler thanks to mora2000. black with a few bubbles. nose is vanilla, bourbon, booze, wood, sherry, and leather. very smooth on the palate, big notes of vanilla, wood, light roastiness, more bourbon, vanilla, and a great finish.
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CasK @ the Flying Saucer, Houston- 12th year Anniversary Party .. . . black .. light foam .. thin mouth, dangerous- could chug gallons of this in the desert .. . light bourbon, tar, and blackened barrel .. . more of a dark mild ale .. . . I always have thought following a javelin flying through the air could give you a pain in the neck..
Earlier Rating: 7/14/2012 Total Score: 4
Cask @ the Saucer, Houston .. . pours a deep brown .. medium to light foam .. . light tar, vanilla, bourbon, and black wood .. . slick mouth .. . a touch of oaky booze .. . a fantastic beer!
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brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black in color with soft carbonation. Intense vanilla and wood notes with a mild booziness. A nice roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Just a bit of caramel sweetness. The flavor is quite nice with a nice chocolate, caramel, and roast combination along with the intense barrel flavors of bourbon, wood, and vanilla. Still a touch boozy, but enjoyable.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Muddy brown with a creamy tan head. HUGE bourbon vanilla caramel and chocolate aroma with hints of fruit. Thick creamy palate. Big bourbon taste with a mild tartness and flavors of chocolate caramel green apple vanilla and oak and finishing with more bourbon.
SPDickerman (881) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours pitch black with a finger of creamy tan head. Smells of rich chocolate and bourbon, with hints of vanilla as it warms. Taste is chocolate bourbon, literally. Full-bodied with a thick, smooth, creamy texture and super soft mouth-carbonation, Karbach (Buffalo Trace) Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter finishes with a light warming bourbon alcohol effect.
rougeau13 (1865) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 F.U.N. Series No. 007 Bottle 11/16/13: Nearly black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and cane syrup. Tastes of bourbon and roasted malt, though not all that boozy, very slight sweet and bitter flavors. Medium-full, oily body with slight boozy feel. 8-5-7-4-15=3.9
Original 4/12/12: Cask at Hay Merchant. Pitch black with a big brown head and thick lacing. Aroma mostly of bourbon and barrel, but some of the original roast and coffee comes through as well. Taste is lots of bourbon over roast, coffee, etc. Medium-full bodied and somewhat boozy. 8-5-8-4-15=4.0
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Flying Saucer Houston. Black with a very small tan head. Nose is mild burnt malts. Taste has a hint of chocolate with a potent bourbon kick. Solid body with a slight oily mouthfeel. Delicious.