bhensonb (12295) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Bruery. Pours rather black with a dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, a little heat. Full bodied. Flavor is smoky, dark treacle, bourbon, maybe chocolate. Pretty tasty.
JPDurden24 (1650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap for Reserve Society members at the Bruery. Dark brown/black pour with a tan head. Aroma has some smoke and woody bourbon notes. Taste is a nice mix of the smokey and chocolatey with some definite bourbon booziness. Pretty good.
brokensail (12757) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Sucreversary. Black pour with a tan head. Smokey, bacon aroma. Roasted malt, woody bourbon, char, and apple. Light vanilla, chocolate, and chalk. Flavor is kind of bourbon-soda. Lots of smoke, char, roast, and alcohol. Some toasted bread, vanilla, apple, and dark chocolate. Kind of chalky on the finish.
kathouse (1233) - Nevada, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Despite my affinity for bourbon aged beers, this beer was just eh. Chocolate and roast were main players but held no drama. Bourbon was more of an added ingredient than a compliment to the existing. Didn’t hate it.