RickTStiles (811) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours very dark brown with lasting beige head and dense lacing. aroma is sweet, woody, chocolaty and bourbontastic. This beer is pulling no punches. taste has notes of wood, wood and wood with vanilla, chocolate, cocoa powder, bourbon, and some wood. finish is sticky sweey and boozy as hell. alcohol is prominent throughout. Probably the best Texas beer I’ve yet had.
PartyFowle (136) - - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a big snifter. Dark chocolate brown, thin yet dark. Minuscule head the color of cocoa powder recedes quickly. The nose: chocolate syrup, fresh coconut, a hint of banana, a splash of ethanol, a bit of plum and low-shelf whiskey. Coconut in the flavor mixes with plum, vanilla, alcohol, cocoa nibs and wood chips. A very smooth blend with lots of barrel character and just enough stout to back it up. Medium body. Soft and velvety, with gentle bubbles and just a bit of heat. Caressing. Overall: fruity, with good hits of cocoa and oaky bourbon. Solidly done.
ethanTHEtrill (16) - - FEB 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fortunate to have last glass poured from the cask at Hay Merchant last year. Poured in a snifter. Dark black color with half inch head. Aromas of chocolate, booze and wood. First note was of chocolate full bodied porter then boozieness from the bourbon then ends with slight woody feel and chocolate dissipating off the tongue. Great experience like watching unicorns fornicate.
morebeerdude (5) - Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft 2014 vintage. Deep black. Little lace. Bourbon strong on the nose but not cloying. Pallet is somewhat sweet and lingering. Mouthfeel is thick, filling and smooth. Notes of vanilla bourbon toffee with balances bitter and thick finish that quickly lightens but lingers. Quite like it.
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Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at haymarket. Sourish ip. Sourish edge. Coconut. A little acidic.haymarket.
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a thin ring of beige head. Big boozy bourbon nose with oak char and brown sugar and sharp liquor and earthy cocoa. And more roast. Big boozy flavor too with a nice chat and bourbon flavor with dark sweet earthy malts, a little molasses and strong bitterness. Roasted caramel and bourbon round out the finish. Deep and warm and sweet with a solid yet smooth bourbon backing.
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ for the multi-K tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin white head. Quite sweet with some cocoa and chocolate. Medium bodied, sweet chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, vanilla, sweetness. Long chocolate, cocoa, bitterness.
keith0718 (405) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This might be the most delicious beer I’ve ever tasted. Besides having a perfect porter flavor, this beer had a creamy quality that was out of this world.
JRG7 (21) - - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bourbon comes through in the nose. Almost no lace. A little bitter at first but is eventually balanced out with the bourbon and then finishes with somewhat of a coffee aftertaste.
stephenj007 (115) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
F.U.N. Series 003 2012! Wow...this beer is quite the bomb! Big bomber bottle poured and sampled in a beer snifter. The balanced attributes in this brew are exceptional. Bourbon barrel aged brews typically are a bit heavy on the bourbon flavors and aromas, but this brew has balanced it all perfectly. Leaning a tad on the sweeter side, but not too much.
The oak and alcohol aromas are smooth. Also some nice tootsie roll, smoke and roast malts aroma present. The taste has got to be the star of this brew...nothing is overpowering, You get the mouth of bourbon alcohol without the burn, a bit of hops up front, the sweet malt notes on the end.
The finish sticks around slightly, as a way of reminding you that the bottle is waiting to pour again....
My plan is to buy another bottle and use it as a base for a BBQ sauce....
and an extra bottle to age for a bit again....