yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Hay Merchant. Almost black this one, and topped by a small, dense light beige head. Itís a bit alcoholic on the nose, else really pleasant, with vanilla, black coffee, molasses, roasted malts and a touch of very dark chocolate. Itís way too warming on the palate, in a pleasant way. Soft, medium body and feeling quite dry, even though it leaves a sugary coating. Thereís a lot of flavor, chocolate, coffee, molasses notes, booze, vanilla and a pleasant bitterness. Lasting warm, sweet finish with all the good things found initially. Too alcoholic this one, but in a nice and quite dangerous way. It feels like itís at twice the strength, but it has the body of a five percent beer, making it very easy to drink. 130825
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a very dark brown with beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, oak, bourbon. Thick mouthfeel with rich chocolate malt, oak, and roasty finish. Easy to drink, very impressive.
Errl (1310) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty good for only being aged on bourbon vanilla beans..Pour is a dark with a light tan head..Nose is lactose, vanilla, soft bourbon, spices..Taste is chalky, vanilla, lactose, dry, bourbon..pretty balanced
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BTBF.
Black brew, sparse tan head. Big time bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate nose - smooth with roasted malt, some booze, and wood. Very nice.
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a nice beer, but subtle is the word for sure .. . deep brown black .. mild foam .. . mild mouth .. . cocoa, light tar, and touches of vanilla .. . enjoyable but nothing special .. . . i yawn in my cats face often
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Black pour with a few tan bubbles. You can definitely get the barrel aged notes in this one. I get some nice bourbon and oak notes in the aroma, with the same notes, plus vanilla, roasted malt and chocolate coming through nicely in the flavor. Easy to drink, with the bourbon notes not overpowering the base beer. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation.