chucklemation (1425) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at the Midland Brewing Company. A jet black beer with a distinct bourbon flavor. Bourbon lovers and those who enjoy barrel-aged beer will enjoy this. Has a very strong and distinct bourbon flavor.
tmongoose (2219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft poured dark almost black in snifter glass with no head. a touch oily around the glass. very decent aroma of bourbon mixed with the dark roasted malts and some vanilla notes. the flavor was for me spot on. not over powering as some and not so light that you have to squeeze it to get flavor. they did a really good job on this one. the flavor are medium to almost heavy at times but very well placed. should have growlered this one for sure. next time around.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012 Bottle, Vintage 2012, batch 2. Aroma has notes caramel, chocolate, sweet roasty malts, vanilla, toffee, oak, a little smoke and grassy hops. Sits pitch black in the glass with a small light tan head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily soft. Overall a very nice bourbon bomb that is bourbon forward but is balanced well by the sweet malts.
UPDATE: Have had both batch 1 and batch 2 and couldn’t tell the difference. Both have same label even though clerks spoke of a dot that was out of place on the batch 1 label. WTFE