mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle cheese: pours very black and dead flat. Aroma is all bourbon a little wood and some roast, dark chocolate sneaks in also. Flavor is very chocolate and again borboun dominate. Some wood also and plenty of alcohol. This beer hurts.
BeerandBlues2 (10612) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak, roast and chocolate malt and licorice. Flavor is roast and chocolate malt, sweet bourbon and vanilla, oak, prunes and figs with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
beertholomeus (1112) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a brown head. Bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, soy sauce, alcohol, licorice and oak aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt and bourbon finish.
BOSSbrewer (2521) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the source. Pours a dark brown. Mina's head. Aroma is vanilla and some oak. Flavor follows with some dark fruits. Not to roasty but some present. Really great beer. Amazing.
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Thisis12ptfont (970) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of big wood, bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, chocolate, dark roasted malt, coffee, espresso, burnt caramel and more wooded notes. Appears black with a thin brown foam and nice lacing. Taste is strong wood, barrel, bourbon and vanilla upfront. I feel almost like I am drinking liquid bourbon barrel, it;s fantastic. Behind this, there is massive chocolate, dark malt, toffee, cacao bark, coffee bitterness, roasted notes and earth. Finishes with immense bourbon, booze and barrel intensity. Overall, this is a fantastic take on the base beer. It keeps that chocolate, coffee and dark malt but gives that strong bourbon, vanilla, oak and barrel quality. Great brew. A rating.
jsnicholas (344) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12.7oz $14, mine marked 12% ABV) Black with small brown head that disappears quickly. Aroma, bourbon sweetness. A little bit of chocolate taste, but then the coffee overpowers it and lingers. Some bitterness in the end with some warming. Good , but a little more coffee than I like.
egajdzis (5521) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, char, vanilla, dark fruits, bourbon, light alcohol. Taste of roast, chocolate, char wood, vanilla, bourbon, and some alcohol in the finish.
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, awesome
GranvilleTim (1776) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz bottle. Black pour with a mocha brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, bourbon and dark fruit. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, chalky and chewy. It was a little hot in the finish. Lots of layers of flavor. Beer coats the glass. Nice lacing.
WABeerFiend (305) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12.7 oz into a snifter on 01.22.15.
A: Vanilla and lots of bourbon. Awesome. A: 1 finger tan head that stays. Midnight black body with no red in the glass. T: Bourbon and vanilla dominate. Nuttiness and dark fruit are subtle. P: On the thin side. It would have been nicer with a little more chewiness. Creamy smooth. O: I had a bottle of the base version and it seemed to be infected. This one seemed fine. There was a lot of alcohol bite even for 12% ABV. The bourbon is big and overpowers. It was good, but I probably wouldn’t seek it out again.
rouhlas (784) - GREECE - JAN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Thanks George! Black color with dark beige-brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, light wood and vanilla notes. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.