NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sort of thanks to Timmy300. Pours a deep brown, almost black. Nose is rich and syrupy with the vanilla definitely coming through. 4mths on oak will definitely do that to a beer. I got a lot of roastiness from the malts as well as a distinct bitterness. Nice full body. Tasty stuff.
Mdgutows (42) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared a 22 oz. with a friend. Dark, dark crimson brown with small tan head. Aromas consist of oak, strong bourbon, roasted caramel malts, and a drift of something similar to maple. Flavor is a complex blend of roasted malts, woody bourbon, vanilla with some sweetness and a little bit of a bitter aftertaste. Medium-heavy smooth mouth feel, kind of sweet but also dry. This is a complex and strong beer. Very impressionable and highly recommended.
baraciisch (2815) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whiskey aroma, black in color with not much head, roasted malts and whiskey flavor balanced decently with vanilla... Whiskey flavor lingers on the palate long after sipping... Not a huge fan, but a decent beer nonetheless...
jthg (86) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I am not too terribly impressed with this beer. It was WAY too much vanilla flavor for me!
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Bockyhorsey tasting, Black body with light tan head. Aroma and flavor were practicly the same of sweet caramel and milk chcocolate. Thick bdoy textue good beer.
jkwalking05 (4572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of sweet chocolate, caramel and nougat. Taste is of cocoa, sweet milk, whiskey, and roasted malts.
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was disappointed. Solid dark pour with good head and lacing. My glass had definite herbal undertones and eventually figured out it reminded me of Jagermeister.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Bockyhorsey tasting, courtesy of rustychiles. Dark brown pour with a foamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted grain and malt, and a hint of bourbon. Flavor is malty caramel and chocolate, along with a hint of vanilla and bourbon. Very nice!
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich black-brown with tan head clinging to cup. Aroma bursting with chocolate brownies. The flavors do not veer far from the brownie experience. Nice palate. Surprisingly little barrel character but still a great beer.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bockyhorseys. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, barley, roast. Nice roasty coffee chocolate barley and vanilla flavors. NIce brew.