tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pour is opaque black with a clingy brown head. The nose is mostly smokey chared bourbon oak. There a ton of bourbon barrel flavors here as well, with a bit of roast and some hop cutting through. Full body with prickly carbonation and a sharp alcoholic finish.
HonkeyBra (3255) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crushed with CaryTheDude and JakeBra. Slignt bourbon aroma. The bourbon flavor goes well with the chocolate notes in the stout. Oh, this is awesome.
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed with Honkeybra and Jakebra. Off tap @ the brewery. Very smooth. Subtle bourbon brings out choclatey goodness. Pretty delicious.
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewery’s tap room during Dark Lord Days ’08. Pours an opaque near black as the Ace of Spades brew with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates to a fine film and tan ring. Aroma of toasted dark malt, some black malt, sweet bourbon, coconut, dark chocolate and some vanilla. Taste is full bodied, little carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate, some bourbon and vanilla with a fine hint of citrus zest. Finish is smooth with a dark chocolate, bourbon and vanilla aftertaste that slowly disappears. Another excellent bourbon aged beer from 3F.
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ 3F. Pourd black in color with a thin light brown head. Aroma of roast, hops and bourbon. Mellowed from the original Black Sun with a hint of bourbon flavor. Great!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at FFF, DLD. this was a huge score for me as i’m a big fan of the base beer. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon, fruit, and chalky vanilla. The flavor was just that with some hop character but more so chocolate and bourbon. I loved this.
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at brewery. midnight black, dark tan head with great lacing throughout. wonderful bourbon in aroma, choco, roasted malts and some vanilla. light hoppiness. chocolate. body is just a little thin. this is was a treat to have.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Three Floyds and served in a snifter. This beer poured a slick, oily dark brown with a bubbly head of dark tan foam that lasted a little white. Just a touch of slippery lacing was left behind. The aroma of the beer was made up of sweet bourbon notes along with a nice roasted malt backbone. The flavor included bourbon, wood, coffee, and burnt malts. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with very mild carbonation. A nicely done barrel-aged beer. The bourbon blends in nicely with the original beer.
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at DLD 2008. Black with a tan head. Big bourbon/oak vanilla aroma with dry blackened malts. Medium body with a very smooth slick mouthfeel. Great taste mirrors the aroma with sweet bourbon/vanilla mixing nicely with bitter chocolate and roasty blackened malt flavors. Liked this one more than the DL.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DLD ’08: On tap in the pub: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma, fruity citrus hops, bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor, pine, citrus, some fruits, an earthy bitterness, bittersweet chocolate, bourbon notes. I thought it was a bit more full bodied than regular black sun. I loved it.