rbrazell (1308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Kylebob! Black pour with a small bubbly brown head. Aroma of bourbon, tannic wood, lighter roasted malts and chocolate. Lighter bodied with flavors of bourbon, light ash and chocolate. Not bad.
stevencon (341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 Thanks to kylebob. Deep black pour khaki head. Aroma of roasted malt light coffee and wood pulp. Taste imperial stout and wood pulp. A bit lighter body than hoped but enjoyable.
wchesser (889) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Bottle 361 of 708 of Batch #1 (1/12). Dark brown black with fast fading coffee crema head and no lacing. Definitely thinner than itís base beer. Typical Stranahanís whiskey nose with coconut and vanilla sweetness over some dark roast malt. The barrel characteristics kind of own this beer loosing a lot of the nuances of the base leaving dark roast coffee malt flavors holding up the whiskey. Not too hot, but not very complex-there is a nice pronounced licorice streak and aftertaste but other than that not a lot to set it apart. Good, but not a standout.
arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, bottle #72/708, batch 1/2012. Pour is thick black with tan/dark brown head, aroma brought notes of big roast, anise, hints of caramel, toffee, slight vanilla, touch of dark fruit. Taste is a mix of roast, coffee, chocolate, some anise, dark fruit, finishing fairly sweet, very roasted, with some vanilla, slight oak, very slight whiskey comes in. Tasty and balanced.