lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to decaturstevo. 2008 Bottle. Dark dark brown-black with a thick dark tan head. Thick lacing. Aroma of bourbon, charred oak, toasted malts, toasted wood. Taste is bourbon soaked oak, chocolate, nice alcohol warmth. Not overly complex but delicious.
Grovlam (4199) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Average thich light brown head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Black color. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, alcohol, liquorish, dried fruit like. Full bodied, soft carbonation, thich oily texture. Heavy sweet flavor with some counter bittrtness. Lingering and warming alcoholic malry finish.
HonkeyBra (3983) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from CaryTheDude for my 1000th rating! Thanks man! Bottle opens with a nice pop. Pours very dark almost black with slight tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bourbon, wood. Flavor of bourbon, coffee, vinous, dark fruits. A bit of chocolate cream. The barrel really comes out in this one. Thinner mouthfeel than i expected, but complemented by a nice, soft carbonation with a slightly boozy finish. Absolutely stunning awesome brew. I owe TheDude for this one.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2007 Bottle samples June 2009. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Imediately the aroma is just huge. Maybe I liked this one extra because I had it following a bunch of sours and it was a great change. I think it would be great anytime. Malty goodness, mellow, some wood, some bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Still a bit hot after two years. Crazy good.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 12, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong aroams of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts.
Had a fluffy foamy head, tan and quite noticable.
Tasted wonderful, with bourbon, roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla.
Was light, airy, fluffy in the mouthfeel. Really amazing.
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Lost Abbey with DuffmanSW and mspindler for my birthday. This was a very good beer. It was very similar to angel share brandy barrel but a little more bitter on the finish. It was easier to drink and a little more dry. I think I would prefer this over the angel share.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 Bottle - Thanks to jake65! - Pours a dk brown with a large brown head...aroma is dark and delicious, whiskey oak, malt and dk fruit, charred oak...flavour is similarly bold, massive barrel presence, vanilla to boot, a bit salty on the end, but man it works...that was terrific!
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Lost Abbey..Pours dark black with a brown head..Smell is bourbon vanilla and some booze.. Taste is dark malts, vanilla, dark chocolate bitterness and booze..Very tasty
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Nørrebro Bryghus.
Pouring pitch black with a dense creamy dark brown head.
Vinous aroma with notes of raisins, prunes, vanilla, malt and brown sugar.
It has a great complex flavour of prunes, plumes, wood, malt, vanilla and lots of bourbon. Lovely!
Ungstrup (33387) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review entered to celebrate my 2100th US rating. Bottled at the brewery. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty iwth notes of roasted malt, bourbon, and bread. The falvor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, bourbon, and a bit of acicity from the wood, leading to a dry roasetd, bitter, and alcoholic finish. The alcohol tickles the tongue in the aftermath.