Ibrew2or3 (7515) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 Woodshed 2.0. Growler share courtesy of nbutler11. It pours out with a dark mahogany body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up straight up whiskey and sweetness and some soured oakiness, hmm, interesting. The taste is similar with smooth strong whiskey booze notes mixing with sweet molasses and chocolate chip cookie. Nice. This is a rich yummy brew.
anders37 (19571) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. has a roasted malty woody chocolate and bourbon aroma. Roasted malty coffee, chocolate and vanilla woody bourbon flavor. has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish with hints of bourbon in the aftertaste.
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared @ Woodshed 2.0! Man, oh man, is this a bourbon bomb! Squid ink pour with a small latte cap that leaves as a swirl. Heavy small-batch bourbon, Godiva, Starbucks, and vanilla with a hint of thick-cut country bacon. Smoky richness is present, but not prominent. This one needs a little bit of balance and doesn’t quite live up to the sum of its parts. Still delicious, don’t get me wrong!
DocJitsu (1299) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nearly black opaque with a taupe head. Pizza olives, greasy spoon smoke exhaust, and fresh brewed coffee comprise the nose. Did I just pull on this glass of stout or did I inhale when the mesquite BBQ fire smoke got blown into my face from the shifting breeze? The mouthfeel is thick, wet and slick. Meaty, smoky, coffee flavors. So good. Quite different. I only had so much room in the cooler, so I had to choose the Downtown Johnny Brown 25th Anniversary Cherry Stout for my take home growler. Next time I’m in San Diego, I’ll be carting this bad boy home.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tulip at PP OB, sign says it’s "Blend #1" and 9.9 ABV. Looks as expected, small tan head that swirls down to a ring before long. Will add more later. Smells and tastes like the base beer, but with a lot less coffee and some bourbon oak notes--the fresher bourbon variety, not the old oxidized Angel’s Share bourbon. There is faint acetone in the nose, much moreaapparent in the flavor. Too bad. Only the tiniest bit of sour. Mainly just lots of mail polish remover. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 3, a little alcohol present. Low carbonation, medium full body. OK.
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. Black body with no head. Big bourbon vanilla, wood, dark roast, astringent tobacco aromas. medium body with light co2. Dark fruit flavors with whiskey vanilla, dark chocolate, wet wood-astringent tobacco finish--decent
brokensail (13680) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong Ale 2012. Black in color with almost no head. Heavy roasted malt, bourbon, and vanilla. Lots of old coffee, some spiciness, chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit. Sweet flavor of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Some spicy coffee notes, old coffee, oak, and roasted malt. A little bit of alcohol and some hints of fruit.
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Tap @ Strong Ale. Black pour with a tan slick of foam. Aroma is huge roasted coffee, roasted chocolate, bourbon with vanilla/coconut, and light bitterness. Taste is coffee, chocolate, bourbon, and a slightly watery alcohol aspect. Clean, even dry mouthfeel. Very impressive coffee and bourbon barrel aged treat.