coachd (518) - Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent aroma of milk chocolate right away, with some vanilla, oak and molasses. Pitch black with a cap of tan foam that rises high but goes away in an instant. Flavor is tart cherry, lots of oak, molasses and some maple syrup. Slight booze burn at the end. Very interesting flavor - I have never had another beer like it. Props for the originality. This one is great; I normally do not like the flavor of molasses in anything, but this one is really growing on me.
djd07 (8813) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that dimnishes to nothing. The aroma is chocolate, graham cracker, whiskey. Flavor of toasted coconut, whiskey, vanilla, and oak. Very nice.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with slight Amber tiny. Aroma of chocolate covered cherries. Excellent flavor of bourbon with hint of sweet cherries and spice. Awesome beer!
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merc7186 (2861) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Bourbon, Mild Chocolate Malts
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Off White Head Ring, No Lacing
Taste: Bourbon, Dark Mildly Roasted Malts, Mild Chocolate
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy
wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In BB vertical 7/10/14. Bottle from HeffIAm-thanks! Looks like #1...dark brown black, thin with watery rim. Nose of hot booze, some dark chocolate, vanilla. Taste follows. Boozier without the dark roast bitterness to balance it that I got from #1. Just feel like the base beer wasn’t built to stand up to the barrel treatment on this one.
TXBadger (2426) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark deep brown color. Bourbon, oats, and dark fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes semi-sweet. Alcohol is well hidden.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle big thanks to whomever sent this my way! Pour has a very dark brown color with a thick coating of tan head that slowly melted back. Aroma has bourbon, alcohol heat, oak, chocolate, and sweetness. Mouth feel is light especially considering the heat on the nose and the carbonation is on the low side. Flavor again centers on the bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, hints of dark fruit, and a light hit of creaminess. According to Saint Arnolds web site this beer was barreled at 8.7% but finished aging at 11.5%? I don’t know but it does not drink like anything close to 11.5% and that seems like a big jump in abv. I feel totally twisted around by this beer it is predominately about the Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels they used but it is insanely drinkable and there is no overdose of heavy thick malts here either.
Ibrew2or3 (8008) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bourbon Barrels and Molasses version, per the label. 12oz bottle pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma is pure bourbon booze with some oak added and a touch of molasses. The taste is similar with fairly smooth sweet bourbon and vanilla and then soft thin sweet wood sort of notes. It gets pretty darn bourbon and boozy into the finish where a wafer thin layer of nectar sweet molasses is far off in the background. Way too much treatment and contact time. This was beer? I’m not sure I tasted in any beer in this beer.
theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Falling Rock for GABF. Pours dark with little lacing. Very vanilla and caramel. Mouth is thin and acidic. The oak becomes way too strong as it warms and the thinness of the beer really muddles everything.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, toasted coconut, grain, graham cracker, whiskey, and vanilla. Flavor of toasted coconut, whiskey, vanilla, lactose, oak, chocolate, roasted malt, and some dark fruit.