neepsntatties (1242) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Baileys Taproom. Colour... black with a thin tan head. Nose... Bourbon notes as well as ash and cocoa powder. Palate... another hit of Bourbon and then a tangy unripe pit fruit aspect. The mouthfeel is generally dry and somewhat tannic but then there’s a sweet frothy finish.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Beermongers with mcberko, pours a solid black with a caramel / tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, toasted nuts, chocolate and light roasted coffee. Roasted malts, charred wood, booze, toasted nuts, dark roast espresso, very high percent chocolate. Palate burned, with a dark roasted tone to it.
mcberko (7229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Beer Mongers in Portland, split with Matts_Property, black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, oatmeal and dry coffee. Flavour of dry, chalky malts, espresso and lots of roasted notes. Medium-bodied with a dry roasty, chalky finish. Solid.
boFNjackson (4175) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured jet black with a whitish, beige-ish head. Fairly hoppy with significant roast. Chalky, ashy, alpha bitterness. Not nearly as smooth as its barrel aged sibling. Very lingering with some more roast and earthy hop spice. Definitively a hoppy Americanized version.