Beerhunter111 (10462) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ Braukunst Live München 2015
Schwarzes Bier mit einer ordentlichen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, reife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack intensiv schokoladig, Kaffee, reife Früchte, gering holzig, klasse!
Zwiebel88 (608) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schwarzes Bier. Geruch nach Kaffee, Bourbon, Vanille. Am Gaumen Kaffee, Süße, Vanille. Cremig, top.
turbidwater (3) - - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
This has the delicious flavor and smell of bourbon, but without much of the burn. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel like a warm blanket for your tongue. Little more of the alcohol flavor than other barrel aged beers I’ve had.
dresden (1153) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Feel like ive had this before but here we are. 2012 edition. Oaky vanilla aroma. Flavour is woody and boozy, some chocolate, lots of bourbon. Light bodied for a beer of this magnitude. Pretty good.
hopwine (534) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oaky/vanilla, light chocolate nose. Flavor is same, dominated by fudgey/brownie maltyness and a significant oak presence. Solid but pretty simple.
woodychevy (637) - - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at beach- thanks Barb! Good enough for Mom to take 3 sips, so pretty good. Pours dark black with a decent head that sticks around. Oak, bourbon and vanilla definitely there and flirting with being overpowering. Well balanced- manages to be sweet and bitter but not overly so. Typical dark beer notes. Somewhat boozy. Very drinkable. Not overly complex. Went down nicely with SNL 40th.
Couch0508 (111) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer. You can get it pretty much any time you go to the store. Not bad.
stegel (2) - - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great tasting beer full of body and aroma. Wonderful chocolate and vanilla tastes.
smroush (124) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly complex aromas of malt, bourbon, vanilla and roasted aromas. Just a hint of chocolate, perhaps very slight coffee.
Color is a very dark brown with a light tan, but very slight head.
Nicely sweet and bitter without either one being over the top.
Pretty full bodied; a bit of an oily texture; carbonation is soft; fairly long finish.
The 11% alcohol does not come across as much as I’d expect - this is a good thing.
Overall a pretty good beer. I like that that the bourbon and alcohol are not overwhelming. On the other hand the base beer lacks some of the power and complexity of some of the very best stouts.
pacv27 (53) - - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly opaque black in color with a 1 finger light tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate with an oaky character. Medium-Heavy mouthfeel. The bourbon definitely plays a dominant role in this beer staying present until the very end of each sip. Dark chocolate, vanilla and molasses flavors also come through. Lacks complexity overall. Not much alcohol warmth for an 11% abv. Not a bad substitute for Goose Island Bourbon County.