brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nearly black with a small tan head. A little bit funky on the nose. Lots of booze and wood notes, maybe a touch of acetone. There’s plenty of roasted malt and a little bit of coffee. The flavor is a bit smoother than the nose would let on. Roasted malt, a touch of chocolate, coffee, and a surprising amount of bourbon/barrel flavor.
JohnnyJ (5286) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery a little while back. Black pour, dark tan head. A little sludgy. Chocolate, heavy bourbon character, vanilla, booze, and thick chocolate syrup. A little too sludgy and sweet for my taste. More bourbon than the regular version.
halfonit (1303) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Battleship. Pours black. Aroma is fo bourbon, oak, some coconut, malts, and some booze. Taste is full bodied. Flavors include what you would normally find in a bottled serpent, but with a bourbon kick and a little less chocolate. A serious brew here.
JoePeesie (923) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I prefer the the non BB Fermented version. Was able to get a surprise bottle from a friend out west. It is very similar to the normal version with less carbonation and a lot of woodiness. Was very grateful to get to try this, but if it were widely released I would not be ISO...
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Tony for sharing this gem. Extremely dark color with very little carbonation. Aroma has hints of bourbon, malt, chocolate and fudge. Flavor is a little heavy on the bourbon side but it’s still very pleasant and easy to drink.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
opaque black with a soft tan head.
aroma and flavors of barrel char, smoke, chocolate, roast, spice, vanilla cake and smooth mellow bourbon. boozy heat and charcoal are onr the finish.
it is full bodied, soft and creamy with low carbonation. 8.5/5/8.5/4/18
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by Jason. The beer pours to a black body with a soapy brown head. The aroma is chocolate, creosote, honey suckle, and black malt. The flavor is heavy on the barley with black malts, chocolate, oak, and lots of sugary sweetness. Medium-full body that’s pretty viscous.
Ughsmash (7504) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to a very cool dude on BA for the hook-up! Poured deeper brown with nothing going on for head. The aroma picked up baker’s chocolate, plenty of licorice, and some vanilla with black peppery and oaky accents.. fairly soft and well-restrained.. excellent. The flavor found warm licorice more than anything else at the core.. vanilla-laced darker chocolates around.. some molasses on the finish.. lightly tart oak was also a fine complement in there.. some honey in there as well.. more sour and oaky on the finish, carrying through molasses and honey. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. fairly tangy from the barrel.. interesting treatment.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, huge thanks to Jason. Very black pour with pretty much no head. Aroma has notes of wood, some booze, roast, dark fruit, some bitter baker’s chocolate, coffee. Taste is a bit thin, low carb but has enough to move through the palate. Some roast, slight coffee, chocolate, slight barrel notes that are a bit odd, very oaky and dry with some booze notes. As it warms, you find a touch of anise, some smoke notes, slight vanilla even. Overall very complex, notes changing as it warms.
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with no carbonation... Dead nose light chocolate and nose, a touch of sourness... Taste is very boozy, lots of fudge, a little flat a bit of sour... Doesn’t improve this, a bit disappointed