high_on_hops (466) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A thick, black body and a very small tan head. A complex aroma, with malt, hops, smoke, and bourbon. The taste has a lot going on, with chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and a finishing kick from the bourbon with a velvety mouth feel.
TizzleJizzle (451) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 year aged bottle. Hardcore aroma of bourbon and faint roasted malts. It poured a beautiful unfiltered translucent dark brown color with superb head retention and amazing lacing. Flavor of toasted malty goodness, oak, with a strong finish of whiskey that lingers on the palate. Iím loving this brew and canít wait to have it again this year
bhops (425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottle thanks to somebody via mar. Pours dark black with tinge of cola brown. Thick head dissipates quickly. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, burnt malt coffee and a hint of hops I love the way this beer smells! So much that the flavor is a bit disappointing but still sold. Vanilla up front that gives way to burnt malts. Not as complex as the aroma. A bit thin and watery but still a very interesting beer.
fiveacestx (418) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - jet black with a tan head. Had a slight bourbon aroma, a vanilla taste and a creamy smooth body and mouthfeel. Excellent!
CLevar (375) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in a trade with Hopper and shared with Armin. Thanks guys! Black pour with red highlights. Spare head, but good lacing. Aroma is candied dark fruit and burnt sugars. Some bourbon, but not overpowering. A very nice smelling beer. Some great roasty and ashy aromas pushing through as well. Taste is great as well. Lots of ashy dark fruits, not overly sweet. More vanilla than brown sugar here, bourbon is not overdone at all. Finishes slightly sweet, though the oakyness does push through to balance everything out nicely. Slightly warming and quite creamy. A real pleasure.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A gift from Markwise. Thanks a ton man. This pours dark with a hint of red. This beer seems subtle in aroma. I get sour cherries in the nose. a nice mouthfeel. I get some of BBA and its subtle, which i like. An enjoyable brew.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark stout-brown with a very thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark malts. Flavor is cocoa, coffee, a little hint of oakiness, and a lot of dry, roasted malts. Bourbon flavor doesnt really show up. Palate is a bit thin and undercarbonated, like a dry Irish stout but without the nitro head. Not horrible I guess, but Iím really not a fan of this style.
GODiSSOUTHERN (323) - Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of sweet chocolate and raisin toast. Extremely smooth with tons of chocolate and subdued hops. Interesting bourbon character with no real harsh tones to it. Amazing.
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at the tampa crew tuesday tasting. Thanks beastiefan2k. Strong coffee and sweet milk chocolate aroma with a light bba kiss. thin body, quick finish. enjoyed.
RamyG4 (295) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, vanilla, raisins, and caramel. Taste is quite sweet, mild bitter, with a sweet woody finish. Medium body, on the lighter side of medium considering the ABV/style, soft carbonation. Very easy to drink. Solid.