JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky, very dark brown color with a moderate tight bubbled creamy tan head. Roasted malt, malted milk, caramel, coffee and chocolate liqueurs and bourbon oak aromas. Aroma has a bit too much alcohol in it. Smooth and silky in feel, which seems to thicken and get more mouth-coating and syrupy as it warms. Lots of caramel in the flavors with burnt sugar and a pale malt sweetness in the background. Light oak, the bourbon seems to be present in the very beginning and in the linger along with the roasted malt. An after dinner sipper.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pretty much jet black. Smelled a bit off at first but given some time it eventually opened up. Roasted malt, dark fruits and alcohol on the nose. Notes of coffee, chocolate, roasted marshmallow and some alcohol. Syrupy and lightly carbonated.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2007. Black color with no head. Strong, roasty aroma. This fades to a very mild roast in the taste, mingling with a little bourbon. A bit on the watery side. Not bad.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks goes to Joebrew for sharing this bourbon aged brew. Label even reads "Czar Brew" Pours a near opqaue dark amber brown brew with little head if any. Aroma is complex, lots of dark pitted fruit, sweet toasted chocolate malt, coffee, and some cabernet red wine. Taste is thick and chewy with a very sweet tongue feel. The finish is where I detect more of the bourbon flavor and then a light chocolate aftertate.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 Aroma is simple malt. Flavor is a little more complex, with sweet malt, chocolate, some coffee, dried or even rotting fruit, just a little red wine. The bourbon is there but is mild,which if a beer must have bourbon, is the way it should be. Black and lightly carbonated. Thick palate, almost like syrup.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Joebrew for sharing this gem. 1 liter flip top bottle, just like their other bourbon barrel releases. Excellent dark brown body almost black. Faint brown head. Excellent bourbon and roasted malt nose. Similar body with hints of chocolate.