RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle purchased at the brewpub. This is their RIS aged in Stranahan Whiskey barrels, served in a snifter..
Pours black but just short of pitch. There’s a little crimson peeking through the edges. Very small head that fades quickly to a thin swirling layer of bubbles, and as a result there’s very little lacing.
Smell; lots of vanilla and molasses, with a touch of coconut and cocoa. The whiskey is present but it’s pleasantly mild, playing more of a complimentary role in the aroma.
Taste; the coconut and vanilla really come through right out of the gates. Followed by a earthy molasses sweetness that, fortunately, falls a little short of becoming cloying. The finish reminds me of the chocolate bourbon balls that my In-Laws make for Christmas minus the powdered sugar (my MIL likes her bourbon balls). I really like the whiskey profile here. It adds just enough to the beer so that you know it was aged in whiskey barrels, without overwhelming the actual beer.
Mouthfeel/drinkability; mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and a little on the sticky side, and with the low carbonation, gives this a rather smooth feel. The drinkability is good, though one 750 is definitely enough.
Tyson and Co. have a winner on their hands here. This is definitely the best of their three bottled beers so far, and I really hope they keep making this one. Though I do hope they manage to find a way to reduce the price point as this is a little expensive at almost $20 a bottle.
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared with Gus. The pour is a dark brown/light black with a thicker khaki head that falls slowly leaving a good bit of lacing. The aroma is nicely roasty with a good bit of barrel and a light whiskey. There is a decent dark chocolate mixed in. It’s very plain, but well done. The flavors are nice. There is a good barrel up front and a lovely roasty malt and lighter dark chocolate. It’s interesting. It’s a blend of heavy malt and roast and nice bitterness. The mouth feel is a little thin with a nice soft carbonation and. A lingeringly boozy roast that comes through and carries it nicely to the finish. This is a pretty tasty beer
MarcoDL (3629) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting. Black pour. Aroma of whisky, creamy chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Nice taste of roasted malt, whisky, chocolate, quite some hops, citrus, bitter coffee and some subtle red fruit. Very nice.
Marheb (4205) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(En fût à Flights El Segundo): Un décadent amalgame de caramel, chocolat et nougat surmontés d’une touche fruitée, fumée et très légèrement soya. Avec la richesse de sa texture, c’est du gros calibre.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at home into a snifter. Deep black with a tan head. Goo dlacing. 2012 vintage. Aroma is cocoa, dark chocolate, mild coffee, cedar, oak, and some smoke/peat. Taste is woody, dark chocolate, coffee (mild), and vanilla. Medium mouth, not boozy at all. Finish is chocolate and wood. Fine beer!
KansaiBeerLvrs (3997) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a tan head. A rich whiskey and malty chocolate. The flavor is cocoa powder and rich malty whiskey. An incredibly smooth barrel aged beer that was really easy to drink though I heard it was better on tap.
mike5326 (1498) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, full frothy off white head. Sweet bourbon aroma. Full body with a creamy chocolate malt flavor and a medium finish.
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Luvystypotables (1451) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An aroma of black currents, malt and bourbon, pours a good looking black color with a lasting tan head with nice lacing. Taste of malt whiskey, with a hint of coffee, and smoke. Full bodied oily feel with a light mildly bitter phenolic finish.
ozzy70 (453) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Brix, west Omaha location. Pours black with tan head. Aroma was spirits, vanilla and some coffee. Taste was sweet with a tongue coating creaminess.
alobar (3358) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours tar black with soapy beige head. Aroma of whiskey, chocolate, molasses, and roasted malt. Raisin, chocolate, roasted malt flavor with hints of molasses with a touch of whiskey at the back end. Exceptionally well done!
CraftBeerNick (1685) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in Beer Temple, thanks, 3rd March 16. Pours black, aroma is single malt, chocolate, bitter. Taste is chocolate, really well integrated barrel, bitterness, some sweetness, bitter linger. Lovely