southamptonsam (112) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Even better than I expected. A perfect bourbon, cognac, cherry imperial stout. Perfect level of carbonation that keeps it from tasting too sweet. Best to drink it in small sips that you let play on your tongue. Great beer.
Daytonbeer (384) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Are you kidding me? This is a great beer. Pours black with dark head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, alcohol, and soy sauce. Taste is dark fruit, roasted coffee, and booze. Creamy and full-bodied. I’ll take another.
cstuartj (734) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black, almost no head, just a dark tan head around the rim. Rich deep nose, coffe, malt, alcohol. Deep dark taste, warming, thick on the tongue with a long pleasant finish. Yumm!!!
symmetric (33) - - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big hit of bourbon on the nose; raisins, apples, oak. Very boozy. Pours a deep black, with a thin, quickly vanishing head. Very complex flavour, sweet, with a hint of chocolate underneath. Quite syrupy mouth feel.
jimhilt (2272) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours without a head so no lace. Pitch black color, no highlights. Very light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Molasses and bourbon nose, flavor is almost burnt, sweet molasses and alcohol. Some alcohol burn. Seriously expensive at $17.99 for a caged & corked 375ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA.
ngeunit1 (1533) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Dark black with a finger of frothy khaki-brown head. Fades quickly.
S - Sweet caramel and chocolate malts, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, brandy, caramelized malts, brown sugar, molasses, black licorice, booze.
T - Sweet caramel and chocolate malts, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, brandy, caramelized malts, molasses, black licorice, coffee, brown sugar, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with mild carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Great balance barrel aged strong ale. Nice blend of beers.
KegOstertag (70) - - MAY 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank in tulip poured from 12.7oz bottle. Aroma- great bourbon smells like barrel aged. Appearance - silky black with no lacing. Taste - sweet but strong bourbon flavors. Very drinkable but strong and alcohol heat. Palate - alchohol and licorice. Overall- very pleased. Havent heard it was a BA but tastes likke one. Very very good.
ansalon (190) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Approach with caution! Nose is assaulted with an enormous amounts of smells: honey, chocolate, coffee, whisky, dried fruits, caramel, brunt sugar, raisins... Just fantastic. Taking a sip makes you appreciate this even more. Chocolate, coffee, roasted walnuts, honey, some cloves, caramel, muscovado sugar and some hints of liqourice all vying for attention. Incredibly smooth with a long, slightly boozy aftertaste, this is pure bliss!
ajnepple (465) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fire on the Mountain. Black with a light brown head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma and flavor, light vanilla and wood. Full body with a creamy soft feel, hides the alcohol well. Light bitter hops, still fairly sweet, the perfect dessert beer. Fucking fantastic.
sfhodense (4724) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and light liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, bourbon, dried fruit, chocolate, vanilla and light oak.
kaser (962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber at dark lord day. Carmel taste with thick palate. Smooth and easy drinking. But my palate might be broken by now. This is really good tho