Benzai (13619) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Joes. Almost pitch black color with a slight deep dark red glare coming through. Small beige to slightly light brown head. Aroma has lots of bourbon, actually that’s all the aroma. Like it though. Taste malts, wood, a slight sour hint, bourbon off course. The aroma is superior to the flavor imo. I don’t like the sourness. Nice body for 6.5% ABV, medium carbonation.
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at HopCat during RBSG. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, bourbon, wood and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted malt, bourbon and wood bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout drinkable brew.
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Doodler (thanks Scott!) poured a clear dark brown with a small lkingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, carmel, vanilla and molasses. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, carmel, molasses, oak and vanilla with a smooth dry lingering carmel finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Clear red-black body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast, some cherry, smoke, light Bourbon. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, roast, some cherry, Bourbon, light smoke/burnt.
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 Bottle. Frothy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy messy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong chocolate notes, alas exstremly messy beer due to the bourban barrel. Average moderate bitter not pleasent finish. Oily palate.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, coconut, oak, and herbs. Flavor of bourbon, light sourness, cocoa, oak, caramel, and roasted malt.
Christian (12680) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a hint of spice. sweet fruity flavour with strong notes of oak, and a peppery spicy finish
Scopey (12231) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CGarvie tasting. It pours dark brown with a small light tan head. The nose is bourbon, vanilla, oily, coconut and mellow roast. The taste is tangy dark fruit, berry, bourbon, wood, mellow roast, brown sugar, earth, cherryade and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium+body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, well-balanced and pretty tasty.
jcwattsrugger (12140) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks JoeMcPhee-pours a brown ring for a head and dark brown color. Aroma is sour, bourbon, medium/dark malt. Taste is bourbon, medium/dark malt, secondary earthy hops. Somewhat hot.
BeerandBlues2 (12046) - Escondido, California, 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.