brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost black in color with a khaki head. Roasted malt, some bourbon, and cocoa. Oak, tons of green apple, and a touch of solvent on the nose. The flavor is solventy and heavy on the green apple. Roasted malt, bourbon, cocoa, and some coffee. Not very pleasant.
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours very dark brown (nearly black) with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Aroma is a malty, roasted swirl of milk chocolate, bourbon, toasted coconut and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with spritzy carbonation. Flavor is semisweet vanilla, nuttiness and just the right amount of bourbon. Acrid, lightly acidic, fudge finish. Over-carbonation is the only problem here. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!
daknole (9692) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a brown head. Brownie batter, vanilla, alcohol is hidden great. Smooth and rich.
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #22, not sure which vintage, 6/16/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, mild vanilla and whiskey. The taste is roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits, whiskey. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.
Benzai (9320) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by 77ships. Opaque black color, average sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, light vanilla, light touch of (Dutch) ’hopjesvla’, bourbon. Taste malts, bourbon, vanilla, sweet bourbon and light bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled February 2013. Ageing did it some good, as very bourbon but smooth, bourbon not overwhelming. Black, smooth, significant aroma. Also chocolate in aroma. I think this one from masterski trade.
crossovert (8313) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma and flavor of black tea. Was expecting coffee but this has a strange flavor and scent to it.
Ughsmash (7223) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a lovely, tall, dark beige head. The aroma was sweet and bourbonny upfront, over well-roasted (near-burnt) black patent and molasses.. sweeter chocolate undertones.. great balance! The flavor found warm, burnt black malts cut by milkier sugars and vanilla.. sweet bourbon and toasty oak laced throughout.. solid balance, but not quite up to par with the nose. Heavy-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. I really enjoyed this!
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at FOBAB 2010. Pours a cloudy amber-brown color with a small beige head. I haven’t had the regular Eugene but this makes me want to try it. Notes of vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate, caramel malts, and roast. Very simple, smooth, and balanced. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, roasted malty mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Very nice.
BBB63 (6292) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
FoBAB 2010: Basically opaque with just a hint of amber highlight, long lasting creamy off-white head and very good lace. The aroma seems more that a bit old and oxidized (more than your average BA beer) with some flowery, tobacco, and leathery earthy vapours, plum and walnut, a touch of vanilla and bourbon, a some beginnings of wild yeast lactic acid tones. The taste is twangy and fruity with a nutty and bready background. Light handed coffee and chocolate tones along with equally light handed bourbon character. The issue is a the hint of infected lactic sourness that sort of detracts from it all. The mouth feel is smooth and lush, easy to drink. While there are a few flaws, I also liked that it was not a bourbon bomb and you still could get a lot of basic porter character about this beer.