HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Not my favorite RB Anniversary beer, but not bad. A bit of an ashy/charcoaly character keeps this down imo. Some nice fruity notes in the finish. Bourbon barrels land a lightly woody character, not a ton of bourbon in the nose.
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brown to black in color, and a thin tan head. The smell is vanilla wafers, chocolate, wood, bourbon, and ok. The taste is cocoa, vanilla, wood, barrell, tannins, alcohol, hot, and ok.
jkwalking05 (3939) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Black with a small tan head. Aroma is of prune, chocolate bread, cocoa, graham crackers, light bourbon, and wood. Taste is of bourbon, molasses, oak, vanilla, milk chocolate, graham cracker, and toffee.
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of barrel, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Flavor was oak, vanilla, roast and some booze.
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5635-20130816] Bottle. Earthy soya saucy aroma. Dark brown body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasted muddy wood grain flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours oil black with a thin ring of tan head. Nose is brown sugar, molasses, bourbon, and sweet dark malt. Taste is brown sugar, a bit of ash stuck behind a big molasses base. Marshmallows and chocolate. Slick and medium-thin. Mellow carbonation. Just too big of a beer for me, but I don’t like the style.
RichTheVillan (3554) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 12 at Tool Tasting Night from gad905; dark brown almost black pour with a thin tan head, sweet aroma with a hint of bourbon, taste is very sweet dark chocolate along with hints of vanilla some roast and some underlying bourbon.
TimsRatings (421) - - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12oz bottle
Pours almost balks with just a touch of tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Ditto on the taste, with a bit of bourbon on the aftertaste. Chocolate comes out clearer in the aftertaste, too.
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wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black. nose is bourbon, toasted oak, caramels and roasted coffee. Flavor is similar but the bourbon comes through a little on the heavy side. full body and slightly acrid.
hamilton23 (612) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Pours black with creamy tan head. Aroma is burnt wood and some stale coffee. There is no barrel in this at all. Taste follows nose with lots of char and no bourbon barrel.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Stuart. Pours a very, very dark brown with a brown head leaving little lacing. Aroma has milk chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Taste is of sweet vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, lotta roast with caramelly malts, some bourbon and some molasses. Smooth and tasty with very low carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Finishes to the alcoholly, lightly sweet side of bittersweet with some length. Very bourbon-y at the end. Nice solid tasty barrel aged brew!