dukeredhair (241) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice beer. Pours brown with a thin head. Aroma is smoke and wood! Surprise!!! with a nice sweetness to the smoke creating hints of burnt sugar and molasses. Taste is sweet and smoky. Palate is not too thick. Overall it’s a nice beer. I’m not sure I’d go drinking the whole bottle but it’s great to share.
WanderinCelt87 (61) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a lovely dark chocolate body with a mocha head. Smells of bourbon and smoked malt. Tastes of sweet malt with a nice smokey flavor that’s offset with the bourbon. Goes down easy with a hint of a bite.
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, khaki head. Smoke, vanilla, alcohol, wood, bbq, bourbon, wow. Great palate, heavy smoke, vanilla, bourbon, beef, more smoke, bitter finish.
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, thick black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of thick bourbon, oak, vanilla, slight booze, nice dark chocolate, smoke notes in there balance, hints of coffee, roast as well. Taste is a mix of thick chocolate, coffee, roast into a nice smoke, spicy middle, the bourbon and oak come through with hints of vanilla, finishing sweet, slightly dry. Tasty.
baraciisch (1268) - USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in color, head is a lot more dark than the rye version... Aroma is smoked, peated malts... Flavor is smoked malts, spiciness from rye, but with nice balance from bourbon aging... Vanilla, sweetness on the palate... Great beer, better than the rye
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5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Deep cola, nearly black, thin sudsy tanish head, little lacing.   Does have legs, like an oily lacing.   Woody, alcohol, graham cracker, and roasty chocolate.   Smooth soft bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and graham cracker on the tongue  . Sweet on the tongue, smooth, roasty but not bitter or ashy.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Sweet bourbon, graham cracker, and chocolate on the finish.   This is great stuff!   Thanks Ron!
BEENJAMIN (190) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like the balance of the beer a lot. The aroma is incredibly intense. Spicey rye, tobacco, charred wood, deep malts, all sitting on top of a burnt marshmallow. Medium body with more subtle flavors comparable to the aroma. Alcohol extremely well hidden, delicious.
StefanSD (1926) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of StFun. Thanks. Pours an opaque black color with brown tinges around the edges. No head to speak of. The aroma is dominated by the bourbon, with bits of vanilla, anise, plums and a trace of smoke all in the background. The taste is mild bourbon, smoked malts, anise, molasses, dark fruits and a bit of vanilla. The palate is full and viscous with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering molasses. Overall: Just a touch hot and rather unfocused with the smoke way in the background. I’d prefer a more up-front smokiness.
Peacehammer (558) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black, with dark tan head. Huge boozy alcohol nose, with a backing of smoke. The bourbon really calms the smoke on the palate. Lots of roast chocolate, and some oaky vanilla, and then all the smoke, and they nicely compliment each other.
hoffback (37) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Doften är stark vanilj, trä och kaffe. Smaken är väldigt syrlig, körsbär och söt avslutning. Ölen är uppenbart "defekt" men jag personligen tycker att det gör ölen väldigt spännande och ger drycken en extra dimension. Mycket god!
Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at bottle share at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter. Very deep brown with thin tan head. Aroma of smoke, wood, roasted malt, rye. Taste was the same with the smokiness not as bad as I thought it would be. Wood, coffee, vanilla, spices, and caramel were present. Smooth mouth, medium to full body, bourbon finish. Nice and complex.