Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served in a Bruery tulip. Almost flat. Nose is better than Rye Whiskey and without as much smoke. Chocolate and roast. Quite a bit of alcohol.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy smoke, moderate bourbon, wood, rye, light black licorice, and alcohol. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate sweet chocolate, caramel, and molasses. The finish has moderate smoke, bourbon, black licorice, rye, and oak. It’s full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel.
budznsudz (551) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with light tan head and nice legs. Aroma of bourbon, campfire, and roasted meat. Taste follows with smokey peat, sweet bourbon, and fire roasted malt.
Homer321 (1591) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to Taylor. A ton of booze in the nose. Of course. A light smokiness but not overpowering. Taste is booze and chocolate with a touch of roast. Solid. A lot less smoke than I expected.
DrewFace (701) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, thick pour. Big syrupy maple bourbon sweet aroma. Thick sticky bourbon syrup sweet and a nice amount of smoke. @ good.
jkwood04 (3740) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, lightly smoked malts, some roast and chocolate from the malts, and light caramel. Flavor the same with a great blend of bourbon, the lightly smoked malts, and dark malts. Smooth texture. A good beer.
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is black with some ruby tints around the edge. Aroma is of smoke, bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor has more coffee present with some campfire and booze added in. Sweet and dry finish.
ReggieDunlap (3005) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a thin mocha head. Aroma has dark fruits, roasty caramelized brown sugars and subtle but firm smoke. Flavor has mild boozy bourbon, great sweet roastiness and awesome smoke!! Fuck!! Mouthfeel is foreplay and the finish is sex.
WanderinCelt87 (154) - 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 (4766) - 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 (5992) - 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.