iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Toronado SD. Shaker pint. Black with a small tan head, fair retentio . Nice old wood and bourbon nose, fair amount of chocolate and a littletoasted and roasted malt.
Flavor has fresher bourbon and wetter/newer barrels, still not too hot, but some moderate dark chocolate and decent roast behind. Never harsh, pretty smooth. Dry, bitterness at a 2-3, not much alcohol. Full body, light creamy carbonation. Very tasty.
anders37 (19534) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty light smoky chocolate aroma with weak woody vanilla hints. Roasted malty smoky chocolate bourbon flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate vanilla bourbon finish.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a tan head. Chooclate aroma. Chooclate and light smoke flavor with light bourbon. Medium bodied. Chooclate and malt lingers with light bourbon and light smoke.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with a creamy tan head. Sweet smokey dark chocolate and roasted grain aroma and taste with a big smokey and vanilla finish with some honey BBQ sauce notes. Interesting and quite good.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Denver rare beer tasting 2012. Dark pour smoked crisp mellow not great just ok
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4 ounce sample on tap at Rubicon. The aroma has a lot of bourbon and rubber with some oaky woodiness, too. The barrel character dominates the aroma of this beer. Modestly transparent dark brown body with a small, off-white head. Starts astringent, boozy, and lightly tart with plenty of bourbon flavor. Becomes very oaky and woody in the middle. Finishes with some light vanilla sweetness and more bourbon flavors. Not a huge fan of this one-dimensional beer.
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rubicon, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a short tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and vanilla flavor with a hint of coconut and a dry oaky finish. Fairly complex and tasty.
bhensonb (12585) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head. Roast malt and darkish fruit aromas. Full bodied. Flavor is mildly burnt malt with a lot of dark fruit, and some chocolate, smoke and wood. Sort of a baltic porter with a good dose of bitter. Finishes dryish, but not quite dry, with some bitter to go along. Nice!
joeneugs (4305) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours brown with a tan head. The aroma is toasty with good notes of chocolate and oak with a little smoke. The flavor is really well balanced with nice oak, vanilla, milk chocolate, toast and a bit of a smoky, roasted aftertaste. Full bodied, but not a chore to drink. I loved this one.