BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours clear black with a small, creamy tan head,short retention with light lacing. Aroma is bourbon, sour oak, prunes, figs, and chocolate malt. Flavor is lightly soured oak. And dark fruits with vanilla, bourbon, and dark malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
maneliquor (2250) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours black with a small, light tan head which quickly disappears. Nose is very bourbon forward. Light spice and vanilla with dark fruit hints - cherry, plum. Taste of pepper, currants, raisin and heavy, salty chocolatey bourbon. Thin mouth feel with sharp bitterness and a touch of heat. Average
JulienHuxley (2137) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque black pour with brown head. Very bourbony aroma, lots of vanilla, and I mean tons, very light roasted malt. Taste is sweet but light, quite bourbony, light roasted finish. Silky palate, light carbonation.
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade. Pours black with light Brown head. Aroma is bourbon. Taste is lots of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor fades
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head and a heavy treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a lot of bourbon and an oaky finish A nice sipping beer.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a medium black body with lots of clinging bubbles, average sized foamy beige head. Aroma is on the fruity side with notes of juicy oranges and chocolate along with some vanilla extract. The body is a bit too thin and slightly watery with average to stronger carbonation and some alcohol heat. Flavor is earthy, chocolate pudding, vanilla extract, burnt toast and some bourbon. Overall a nice beer but needs more body.
bwa5879 (447) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Shakespere’s Pub, Kalamazoo, MI. Dark brown to black pour, some light brown suds along the meniscus. Faint scent of bourbon-y malted chocolate, kind of minty. Not the greatest smell but getting there. Average carbonation, foamy/oily mouthfeel, decent finish. Taste is malt balls, bourbon, medium roast coffee and possibly grape soda or root beer. Interesting beer, not great, not horrible. Kind of tastes like tootsie rolls and whiskey.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours black with faint ring of a head. big licorice and booze/bourbon aroma. taste is very nice chewy vanilla bourbon
bpar73 (289) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Short’s Summer Kickoff Party. Pours black with a thin tan head. Bourbon and booze in the aroma. Taste is the same with a bit of sweetness in the finish. Pretty spectacular.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A fruity oaky black beer of some kind. Decent.
How: Bottle 12oz. Not sure about the age, probably not old, dan’t remember if I bought it or received it as a bonus in a trade. Possible thank-you to… someone.
The look: Black body topped by a medium dark beige head with good retention of leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is oaky and somewhat fruity bringing almost a red wine barrel sensation more than bourbon oak. Taste is very toasted, a bit nutty, husky malt shells sensation, rather fruity (red and white grapes, berries of all kinds), mild bourbon notes, oak well integrated and very cohesive with all the flavor elements. A overall vinous sensation. Inexplicable alcohol bite .finish, is this really only 6.5% abv? Plenty of oak tannins, astringent sharp finish with a fruity-vinous sourness. Kind of a weird blend of flavors but overall quite tasty and enjoyable. Yet another beer, all the empties lying around my living room say I’m a badass rebel that will never be tamed but the Star Trek TNG marathon on my television tells another story.