roxtersoxter (353) - 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 (2303) - 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 (1268) - 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 (1628) - 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 (2031) - 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 (7169) - 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 (251) - 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 (11978) - 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.
fluffy (1824) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
good. god. this one is amazing. its still a little hot on the alcohol side, but otherwise a fine example. lots of whisky, leather, tobacco, some peat, big coffee, notes, a little creamy. just solid.
nellycale (205) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Meddlesome Moths. Pours a black hue with a tan head. Plenty of roasted malt, dark fruit, and graham cracker. A nice spicy cinnamon note, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and molasses. A hint of booze. The flavor is nicely sweet with some caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and molasses. Spicy cinnamon, some dark fruit, bourbon, and roasted malt. Very tasty.
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