slowrunner77 (6545) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"At first the negatives stood out a little. This beer is a little thin, in look and feel, for the style. But it maintains a small head, and the thin body is followed by such a nice warming bourbon vanilla chocolate finish that you just cease to care. The aroma and flavor are pretty well balanced between the barrels and the beer. In what’s becoming a regular thing, though, knee deep is pricing themselves well into the premium/world class range. Bourbon county is several dollars cheaper than this and there’s a ton of world class stuff as good or better than their hoppy brews for far less. I want to support them but when you price yourself higher than some of the best brewers, repeat business is pretty unlikely...."
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to bhensonb. Poured near black with an off white to tan head. Aroma was coffee, dark roast, bourbon, and a peppery spice. Flavor was lots of roast, bourbon, alcohol, and coffee. Body was a bit thin for me.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and bourbon. Flavor of chocolate, bourbon, coffee, molasses, roasted malt, and coconut.
prettyham (27) - 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 (11997) - 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. It’s 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. It’s an absolutely delicious ale.
marcus (7157) - 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 (1290) - 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. Don’t get any oak flavor. Just a hint of bourbon.
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - 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.