bigirishphan (103) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Harvest Cafe. Poured a golden brown with a little bourbon and sweetness on the nose. Malt, a little hops, and coffee hit the buds quickly and left a great finish, awesome job RM.
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davey101 (647) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber into a tulip, huge thanks to Matt. Batch #2, Bottle 53/300. Opened with a slight gush but luckily itís not infected. Pours a dark black with some tan edging. Sits like black coffee that shows a little light through the sides. Kinda effervescent looking. Nose is predominantly the barrel; dry oak and sweet vanilla with some light maple, cola and spicy dark chocolate. Insanely bourbon forward, Taste has some of those brown ale characteristics of mineral water and caramel malts but with a heavy dosage of oak, toffee and vanilla. Slightly bitter and warm finish. Maple isnít that noticeable but it feels sticky despite a thinner mouth feel. The base beer was excellent, and this just elevates it. Such a well integrated barrel presence. Impressive for sure.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at The Harvest Cafe in Delavan IL. Really amazing. Nose was barrel, wood, slightly tobacco like. Straight away the mouth feelnis alittle thin yet perfect for this style.The taste is so well balanced. You start with the vanillas, coconuts and sweetness and end with dry dark chocolate. But after every drink u canít wait for the next. Really great!!!!