mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super bourbon aroma! Strongest bourbon scented beer to date. Strong barrel-aged flavor on the tongue straight away. Delicious If you love barrel-aged beers!
Homer321 (2136) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose is full of vanilla. Light oakiness. A light bit of alcohol in the nose. Soft chocolate. Taste is still full of cherries and apple. A little better than the last from these jokers. Not bad but not great
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ FoBAB 2014. Pour is close to black with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt, milk chocolate, rich bourbon, and light vanilla extract. Finish is boozy with some pretzel and cocoa coming through.
aarongobrew (7) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
First beer of the night at 20014 ba beer fest Chicago. Strong barrel aged beer good balance. A little light in body but strong in taste. Would love to cellar for a year or more.
jsquire (3561) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with reddish highlights when held against the light. Only the barest of a beige slick on the surface for a head. Boozy nose of whiskey, vanilla, oak and fruit cake. Lots of molasses and dark caramel and toffee sweetness with lots of vanilla, whiskey, dark fruit, and a lot of alcohol in the finish. The body seems a little thin, but the flavor is great. Nice barrel aged beer.
umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to trade with FullObs. Batch 75, about 20 months old. Dark brown pour with a small foamy head that fades to a thin ring. Aromas are whiskey, musty oak, vanilla, cocoa, and caramel. Tastes pretty heavy on whiskey. Sweet caramel and molasses come through too. Lots of vanilla as well. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body. Well made but too heavy on the whiskey for me.
burg326 (3883) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown with aromas of chocolate, light lactose, some vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Flavors matched the aromas but the bourbon is overpowering, if you like bourbon, then you will like this beer.
jcartamdg (2100) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brownish black with no head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, lots of booze. Taste is boozy, black, viscous, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Nice mouthfeel, very tasty but a lot of bourbon.
Dr_Fellini (550) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours an almost pitch black color with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma is a delicious sweet, chocolatey, oak, vanilla, bourbon. Flavor is very sweet, roasted malts, slight booziness. Palate has a huge molasses vanilla bourbony sweetness, creamy, with a lingering boozy burn. Haven’t had the base beer, but this one is quite delicious!
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Muckfest V on 7/12/14. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, licorice and booze. Malty and boozy flavor with some chocolate notes before a sweet finish.
budznsudz (579) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with no head. Aroma of malted milk and bourbon. Taste is sweet milk chocolate and bourbon. A bit one note but tasty.