prettyham (26) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice barrel aged beer for Knee Deeps first run. Bourbon aromas, with hints of vanilla, and slight chocolate.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with garnet glints and a slight beige/tan head. Aroma suggests resin. Med plus body. Flavor is resin/citrus, followed by treacle notes, some vanilla and arguably some oak astringency. Overall the flavor is pretty good. Itís like a black IPA rather than a stout. New category! Black DIPA. With time I think a little more something like bourbon comes out. But bourbon flavored? That might be a bit generous. Oh well. Itís an absolutely delicious ale.
marcus (4989) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours almost black with a thin beige head and a treacle aroma. There is a coffee, vanilla and dark molasses flavor with a carbonated bourbon finish.
oRos (608) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from capitol beer. Color is black with not much of a head. Taste and aroma is coffee. Donít get any oak flavor. Just a hint of bourbon.
DYCSoccer17 (3012) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Woodland, CA. This is a pricey bottle at $16. The aroma is pleasant with a good deal of oaky, wood character initially. Behind it lies a more of a mocha, coffee like flavor. Almost like roasted coffee beans. Bourbon is rather subdued in the nose of this. If you like coffee aroma, then this is the aroma for you. Very nice. Very slightly transparent dark mahogany body with a smallish, weak, light tan head. Starts with a little bourbony flavoring. Light vanilla in the middle. Finishes burnt, woody, and somewhat ashy. Pretty harsh finish with tons of roasty astringency. Body is pretty thin and light. Would not buy this one again.