onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark black with a thin khaki head. Aroma was super dark and sticky with heavy notes of brown sugar, roasted dark chocolate syrup, and a little molasses. Flavor was large and delicious and thick. Lots of dark chocolate cake tones, brown sugar sweetness, a warming boozy tone like rum or bourbon, a little tone of roasted coffee, black licorice/molasses, on a sticky sweet finish that was warm and enticing with a hint of vanilla.
zoucrew102 (347) - - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at rackhouse pub in denver. Strong bourbon aroma. Dark brown in color with light head. Strong bourbon flavor with vanilla notes.
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arminjewell (5587) - 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.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, dark chocolate and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and light dried fruit with a smooth dry lingering bourbon finish.
wchesser (989) - 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 it’s base beer. Typical Stranahan’s 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.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz, bottle 236/728, 2012 vintage) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, whiskey, vanilla, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, coffee, and oak.
Iphonephan (2604) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at hops and pie in Denver CO. Pours black with a tan head. Oak aroma. Intense whiskey, oak and vanilla flavors.
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to wchesser..(22oz, bottle 236/728, 2012 vintage)..Pour is black with a tan head..Nose is soft bourbon, tobacco, sweetness, chocolate, spice..Taste is nice vanilla,coffee, soft bourbon, oak, dryness, alcohol nicely hidden
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 339/708 black pour with a ring of cream head. Alcohol, roasted malts, wood, vanilla, and leather easy palate, heavy wood, vanilla, roast, whisky, great finish
jtclockwork (6914) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black with tan head. Nose and taste of whiskey, oak, roast chocolate and coffee. Medium body.