bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours blacker than an East Indian with a suntan. Very little carbonation, pretty much no head. Smells of chocolate, ripe dark fruits, heavily roasted dark coffee, and bourbon. Tastes pretty much exactly like it smells. But the beer is thick and syrupy and coats your mouth, leaving you with complex residual flavors long after you swallow the last drop. This is one amazing beer.
RasmusOtt (2389) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 Pours opaque black. Aroma of coconut, motor oil, overripe fruits, bourbon, prunes, raisin and dates. Taste is sweet with borwn sugar, alcohol, overripe fruits, caramel and woody sourness.
Re rate @ 2014.
This was a way better experience. More complex and balanced.
Lots of nice bourbon notes which contributes to the rather sweet nuances that this beer contains.
Camons (10470) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Falling Rock, Denver. Pours allmost black with a small ring of foam along the glassside. Aroma of caramel, coffee, port, raisins. Taste is very malty, oak, caramel, coffee, dark dried fruit, port, light booze. Thin to medium body, low carbonation. Very good beer. 090411
Fred82 (2144) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml from IPB.
Appearance : Pitch black with small brown head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Lots of bourbon with notes of vanilla. nice hops and roasted malt. Very rich. Some alcohol, nice chocolate.
Taste : Hops and roasted malt. Lots of bourbon.Great finish with nice bourbon, hops and roasted malt. Soft carbonation.
Overall : Nice bourbon, not too intense. A bit too warm and alcoholic though. Finish is really nice with great bourbon and hops. Nice balance between hops, bourbon and malt all around. Nice sutff but a bit too boozy for me.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My rating may be skewed as this bottle was flat - sadly a casualty of travel from the west coast most likely. Pours dark brown almost black with a lighter brown halo and no head of course, just a bubble or two. Aroma is incredible a perfect blend of milk chocolate, bourbon, vanillla, and brown sugar. Taste is similar chocolate and bourbon dominating but soft due to the age. Palate thinner than expected and of course flat. Sad that I didn’t get to have it in true form - I can tell would be excellent.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to batkins for this brew. Pour black, red around the edges, with a tan head. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and brandy dominate. Heavy on the palate with a smoked finish. Rather nice woody finish with a sweet buttery bourbon flavor that pairs nicely against the burnt chocolate and subtle smoked finish.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml corked bottled courtesy of WeeHeavySD and shared with illini08. pours a very porter-ish looking dark brown with a short-lived head and very little lacing. aroma is strong bourbon with some other barrel notes of vanilla and oak. flavor is all about the bourbon, but had wonderful background flavors of chocolate, earthy dark fruits and a hint of smoke. while I’m not a huge fan of a lot of carbonation, this was almost flat. if there had been just a bit more carbonation, I would have easily scored it two to three tenths higher. strong ale and bourbon lovers should be seeking this one out while it is available!
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was a thick son of a bitch. strong oak and bourbon flavors, carmel and mocha with some darker fruit and apricot with a lot of vanilla and cherry menthol flavors. nice butterscotch and creamy mouthfeel.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from capones. Thanks STEGOSAURUS. This is what it’s all about. Dark full body, good sweet roast malt flavor with alot of charecteristic. A real gem.
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Ryan (frumpty) with Bob and Liz in their warehouse apt in jerz. Bottle popped out with absolutely no carbonation. I think this has been oxidized a bit which is too bad, cause you could easily tell this beer is something great. Nose was strong bourbon and barleywineish. Lots of roasted malts, light cocoa, bourbon--but all a bit subdued. Flavor is similar. I now see why people think this and Old Viscosity tastes like an imperial stout. Definitely share a lot of traits and characteristics. Mouthfeel was thinner than expected but this could be do to oxidation. Not sure if that effects the body. Alcohol noted, but I could easily drink one of these to my head.