bluejacket74 (1570) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 ounce bottle, no date on it that I could find but I believe it’s from a recent release a couple months or so ago. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch or so tan head that lingered around a while. There’s also a lot of lacing. I like the aroma, it smells like bourbon, wood, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some dark fruit noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s slick and smooth, and easy to drink. Moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, definitely worth picking up if you come across some! $11.99 a bottle.
mikesaum (654) - Newark, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma is very sweet, bourbon and vanilla upfront, boozy, raisins, oak, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is sweet at first with chocolate,vanilla, bourbon then into a nice dark chocolate, toasty note, raisins, wood and a sweet toasty balanced finish. Overall pretty good but can get a bit too sweet at times.
Homer321 (2836) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to phaleslu. Nose is peppery and herbal and earthy. Interesting. Almost vegetal. Taste is similar. Very interesting. Hmmm. Not much cocoa or chocolate. Hmmm. Yeah.
fitwitchik (417) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled poured into a snifter dark brown black with a thick brown head that left quickly.
Aroma is cocoa coffee sweetness
Flavor is impressive. Vanilla. Coffee. Bittersweet finish.
Nice blend of flavors yet carbonation felt a tad over the top. Maybe if I lay a bottle down for a few months it will settle into its prime. Don’t get me wrong its a wonderful brew but its not as thick and chewy as I prefer in my BBRIS.
madelfonatree (141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Look - Oily black body with a tan head. The head is a mixture of thin and thick bubbles. It settles quickly with little lacing.
Smell - Bread. Bourbon. Chocolate. Oak. Sweet. A little maple. Vanilla.
Taste - Smooth. Coffee. Chocolate. Bourbon. Slightly bitter finish.
Feel - More carbonation than other high alcohol barrel aged beers. Full bodied.
Overall - A very good barrel aged from Cincy. I still like Black Note more but maybe with some age...
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Tasted on 8/22/13 on draft at the brewpub during a baseball trip with Adam and Taylor. Pours completely black with an average tan head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is maple, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, raisin, and plenty of raisin. The flavor is complex with the maple bourbon and vanilla sweetness up front, moving to raisin, and finishing with a drier toffee and bitter dark chocolate note. The body is full with light carbonation and a long roasted bourbon, vanilla, and coconut finish.
Ferris (7970) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Lots of boozy bourbon notes, chocolate and toffee. Maroon with a light beige head. Chocolate, roast malts and vanilla, with tons of boozy bourbon toes.
rondphoto (2936) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black, heavy tan head cover, bands of lace. Taste is toasted malt infused with bourbon and vanilla, a little chocolate in a finish that is already balanced, so, no hops. Bourbon dominates this, although I don’t taste so much alcohol. A big brew, easy to drink, recommended.
JaBier (5529) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jackie O’s Public House on 4/22/14. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, slight roast and more bourbon. Flavor starts with bourbon and chocolate, moving to vanilla, oak and more bourbon before a bitter dark chocolate and roasted malt finish.
alexsdad06 (7078) - Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Madtree. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized creamy khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, a nice amount of bourbon without being overpowering, vanilla, coffee, wood, some earthy hops with a splash of caramel. This is one of my favorite local beers; definitely worth trying if you get the chance.