cpetrone84 (1164) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is opaque jet black with a dark mahogany head. Nose is huge and rich. Very bourbon county rare esq. nose has more wood and is slightly nutty. Rich chocolate batter and sweet whiskey. Flavor is also huge, not sugary, subtle wood and whiskey notes up front. Chocolate cake batter, semi sweet dark chocolate, faint nuttiness mid palate, fairly sweet malt backbone. Very full body but not syrupy, gentle carbonation and slightly dry finish with a bit of heat and another punch of barrel and whiskey. This stuff is good!
orangesol (604) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared this one with a bunch of close friends and Matthew Allyn, Brewmaster at Voodoo.
A - Pours jet black with a nice one finger tall tan head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of warm bourbon, vanilla, fudgey chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, oak and plenty of dark roasted malts. A little rough around the edges but all in all an awesome nose.
T - Starts off with quite a bit of sugary sweetness; mainly vanilla beans and chocolate fudge batter; quickly giving way to the dark fruit, oak and quite a bit of warming bourbon heat. The booze burn is probably strongest in this version compared to the others. Finish is a mix of sweetness and dark roast with a plenty of booze, lingering on the palate long after each sip.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Big, thick feel with plenty of booze throughout yet it is still drinkable.
O - This is one massive beer. As I said before, I think it is still a little rough around the edges and could use some time to mellow out. As it stands now, I would say I prefer it second to the PVW but still an awesome beer.
Advocate_Ames (362) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours solid black with no foam head. My glass only had a defined brown ring that hugged my glass. The aroma is of sweet bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, molasses, and subtle roasted malt notes. In tasting I picked up on a pleasant but potent bourbon booze, bitter cocoa, medium levels of vanilla, sweet malts, sweetener additive, butter like flavor, and the texture is heavy. The finish was bitter, boozy, and had a sweet malt taste. Overall a good beverage to sip and relax with.
50belair (1824) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour with fleeting light brown head. Fantastic chocolate nose. Delicious with loads of chocolate, carmel, bourbon, and oak notes. Sweet, but not overly so. Outstanding mouthfeel with a good body. Not quite as good as the PVW version, but still very very good...
JulienHuxley (2418) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, blue wax. Oily black pour with creamy borwn head. Chocolate brownie booze bomb, dark fruits, tobacco, molasses and licrorice, bourbon aromas struggling to even be recognized amongst the competition. Flavor is really boozy, rich, super sweet, intense milk chocolate flavors, diabetic special. Syrupy palate, very rich, but pretty enjoyable for the style, nice alcohol warmth. Interesting and actually pretty good, but 4 oz was loads for me.
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle #645 Vintage- 2013..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is nice bourbon, chocolate, spice, maple, hidden alcohol , wet oak..Taste is nice chocolate, fudge, spice, light sweetness, vanilla, oak, juicy smores
Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to the host with the most - bottle #64, 19/09/13.
Pitch black with a thin dirty tan head that dissipates edgeward leaving a film.
Nose is roast malt, bourbon, light spice, dark chocolate.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, bourbon, a boozey do indeed, toffee notes, roast malts.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, dry roasty finish with a bourbon lacing.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th September 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruce’s palatial pad. Thanks to Bruce for this one. Opaque dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Softish and semi dry palate with fine carbonation. Rich dark chocolate and malt. Nice mellow bourbon, just a touch of spice. Good dark malt cream. Finishes semi dry. Nice.
jbeatty (912) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Bottle, reviewed 06/02/2013, thanks to FooFaa! Pours black, thin mocha head, fades quickly to a thin haze, small ring of lacing. Nose is initially a bit funky, cheese-like (which is weird), sharp boozy bourbon, lighter caramel, chocolate brownie. Taste is dark chocolate toffee, sharp bourbon, lingering caramel, roast and alcohol. Medium body, hot, but gets better as the beer warms. Tasty, but a bit harsh compared to the others and my least favorite of the new BA series- but still would not turn this down if offered again.
Scopey (5292) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, big thanks to the host himself. It pours opaque dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is chocolate, roasty, toast, earth, vanilla and dark chocolate. The taste is chocolate, toffee, alcohol warmth, bourbon, fudge, earth, butterscotch and oak with sweet finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Pretty big stuff all-round, yet drinkability is pretty high. Nice.