timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Intense aromas of vanilla, rye, and cappuccino. Flavors are the same. Great palate and excellent, deep brown color. Laguifukin delicious!
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Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Deep charcoal brown-black body, medium-thick beige head. Nose of cappuccino, oak and hints of mint. Round, creamy body with lots of roast and coffee backed by coconut and vanilla barrel flavors.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had a couple of these. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Great coffee and bourbon balance, but still light enough that it was easy to drink. I enjoyed this one a lot.
joeneugs (4453) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Livermore Saloon. It pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has tons of coffee grounds and cocoa with some nuts and a good balanced bourbon influence. The flavor is the same. Big time coffee although a bit stale. The bourbon vanilla, caramel, and wood are there but not overpowering. Actually very nice. It drinks kind of light on the palate. Not really complex, but enjoyable.
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a very dark brown color with a small, soapy, off-white head.
S: Bourbon comes through on the nose along with a somewhat mild coffee aroma (despite being a coffee beer). As expected, a bit of vanilla and a strange spice note of cinnamon, but it goes nicely with the bit of oatmeal cookie and toffee aromas.
T: On the palate, the vanilla stands out quite nicely with the bourbon flavor being a bit less pronounced. Some mild fruit notes and a fairly minimal coffee flavor. A light oatmeal sort of flavor along with molasses, toffee, and a mild spice.
M: Unfortunately, the body is a bit light/thin. The carbonation is on the lower end of medium.
O: Good aromas and decent flavors, but sort of lacking in terms of mouthfeel.
jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the taproom... Mediium light murky brown, ok tan head... Smells pretty nice. Sweet bourbon, a touch to sweet, a touch of coffee, ok..more coffee than bourbon, but really watery... Worth trying
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Yay!!! Murky brown with orange tints. Tiny tan head. Nose is beautiful. Warm alcohol bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and hints of cold coffee. Taste is fantastic too. Reminds me of BAD. Chocolate boozy maltballs. Ab fab. Will try for growler.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom 4th Anniversary... Poured near black with a light tan head. Quite boozy with hints of bourbon. Coffee was very much an undertone. Roast, cocoa, vanilla extract, grains, worty, cookie-dough. Some fortified fruit esters too.
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours with a black body with a large and lasting fluffy tan head that leaves good lacing. Aromas are nutty, cocoa, barrel, brown sugar, molasses, bourbon. Light esters, a bit of dark fruit. Flavors are rich, nutty, brown sugar, barrel, bourbon, chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Minimal alcohol notes. Dryish, with some light tannins to further the perception. Very approachable, nearly a drinkable barrel aged stout. Some light coffee notes. Medium bubbles. Very well done.
pushkinwow (2295) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at taproom. Musky red/brown with a tan head. Vanilla, oak, prunes, bourbon, very light coffee but the bourbon really overwhelms. Mild sweetness that grows towards a bourbon ending, medium carbonation and body. Slightly dry and hoppy finish.