hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… O’sS&BS-I-T-YVBThrowdown… Pours very dark and burnt orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is a monster blend of heavy, acidic sourmash, moderate dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Chocolaty, bourbony and a touch acrid. Lengthy, mildly sweet, sourmash and chocolate finish. Thanks to GoT for sharing the bottle!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you Derek for this 22oz bottle! Poured a dark brownish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wood/oak, vanilla, some bourbon, nutty, chocoalte, roast, and earthy. Tastes of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, chocolate, nuts, roast, and wood. Very nice!
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black pour with a sticky off-white head. The nose is fairly unusual. Toasty/cocoaish malt with a bit of lightly salty toasted malt. Fairly salty with a kiss of toasted malt and light cocoa on the back. Meh.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to JW77 for another cool beer! Dark pour. Aroma is loaded with some sweet bourbon notes, oak, coconut, roasted malt and a bit of chocolate. Flavor has a nice hit of bourbon right off, followed by dark malt, wood and some coconut and vanilla.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A lovely schwartzbier. Pours black, white head, with mollasses and pleasant bourbon aroma. Above average mouthfeel, a little grain substance. Very drinkable.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml via a trade with Secret Santa. Pours with a near black body and a huge foamy tan head that leaves great lacing. Aromas of brown sugar, molasses, baked bread, vanilla, bourbon, cola, cocoa, coconut, wood, and rye. Flavors of are dry, roasty, lightly vinous and a touch sour. Cocoa, dusty, roasted. Licorice. A lot of bitterness. Thin with medium carbonation. Okay.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Pours a dark brown color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bourbon with a big buttery note and some faint cherry notes. The taste is bourbon, cherries, a buttery note, faint nuttiness and faint hops in the finish. Medium-full bodied. Decent beer.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to Steve for the ’09 bomber! Poured clear cola brown with a tightly-packed beige head. The aroma opened with sweet bourbon and sour oak with toasted molasses and sweet vanilla not far behind.. coconut and crispy burnt marshmallow accents as it warmed up.. fleeting, soft notes of Jack & Coke right on the back of the nose. The flavor found molasses, coconut, and some black patent maltage at the core.. the bourbon and oak were laced gracefully throughout, complementing the base beer and never getting out of hand.. finished with somewhat resiny bourbon, maple, and molasses. Lighter-bodied than expected, likely a by-product of the bourbon treatment.. low carbonation.. not a feel I’d like for most beers, but it very much worked here. I could drink this all night.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the release of Flaming Fury. Pours a brown to black color. Bourbon, fruit, wood, and vanilla on the nose. Crisp and lightly bitter with a bit of fruit behind it. Finishes up a little boozy with a touch of wood.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of pellegjr. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Smells of oak, vanilla, cognac, some try malt, toffee, boozy. Tastes of chocolate, some earthy hints, spicy, oaky, dry, some bourbony hints on the finish. Enjoyable!