JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2016 bottle. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, malt, nuts, slight spice and light chocolate. Bourbon and caramel malt flavor with chocolate accents before a nutty toffee finish. Vanilla/marshmallow flavor lingers on the tongue.
drsordr (2183) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at cappy’s pour opaque cola brown with thin tan head. Nose Bourbon, soy, prune, and hazelnut. Taste mostly Bourbon, with some vanilla hazelnut. This one seems better than the last time I tried it. Some red fruit late palate.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a few lacy specks. Nose is bourbon, toasted nuts, molasses and vanilla. Medium to full body with a spicy tang. Taste is chocolate milk with a shot of bourbon. Hazelnut, licorice and nutmeg add depth.
charule (2117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at FOBAB 2015. Drunken notes written in program note sweet vanilla aroma, malty sweet bourbon juice taste. Didnt not the hazelnut much.
Art (3000) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at FoBAB 2015. Pours a cloudy dark brown. Aromas of toasted nuts and coffee. Semi sweet taste with that hint of Nutella at the finish. Nice surprise.
Errl (2440) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to alexsdad...Pour is dark brown with a tan head..Nose is hazlenut, spice, soft oak, cream, bourbon...Taste is hazlenut, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, soft oak, cream,
Travlr (20337) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Smoke and Barrel, as the highlight of Government shutdown beers, day 2. So, when I typed shutdown, my iPad typed "shitdown," and maybe that’s more appropriate. Clear very dark maroon color, beige head. Aroma of vanilla, coconut, nutella, milk chocolate, wow! Taste is smooth rich whisky, vanilla, dark fruit, nutella. Another wow! This beer is way more complex than the trivial nature of our Congressional pseudo-leaders, and far more palatable than speaking to Republicans. Delicious.
daknole (10829) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Nice brown pour with a medium brownish head. Flavors of roasted nuts, sweet bourbon, vanillia beans, toasted oak, maple, dark agave nectar. This is really a nice beer.
mikem409 (1967) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber purple wax from listermans. Pours dark brown with massive creamy slight tan head. Nice roasted nutty vanilla nose. Bourbon wood and sweet carnival nut taste. Well done! Better then grey monday
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 750ml bottle, shared by brew3crew. Hazy, kind of caramel brown body. Light khaki head. Some dots of lace. Nice sweet hazelnutty nose; white cake. Some light vanilla, tannins, little wood and spice notes. Bigger body. Light carbonation, dry texture, smooth and easy drinking. Light alcohol heat in the finish. Really digging this barrel-aged brown ale. Nice toasty malt, light hint of cocoa. Good stuff. 8/4/8/4/15
Re-rate, on tap during the recent Pappy Chickow release in spring 2014: Taster. Apparently this is the original release, aged for about a year. Dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Good thicker lace. Amazing nose on this. Cookie dough, chocolate, cinnamon spice, hazelnut. Very tasty. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, moderate bitter. Alcohol in control, barrel is very well-blended with the beer. Very awesome stuff.