hapjydeuce (972) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by wetherel with Katie, Jon and myself at our place in Del Mar. Thanks John! Still, oily black appearance. Not much carbonation. Aroma is slammed with bourbon whiskey and charred oak wood. Pretty damn strong, nearly caustic. Nose seemed like it had a bit of oxidation, though Im not sure. Flavor is saucy bourbon with a mild tartness mixed with more burnt wood. Overal its a bit overwhelming. Kind of an oily mouthfeel, that ends dry when the bourbon fire goes out. Pretty gnarly stuff, but if you like bourbon like I do, its pretty good.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from hopdog. Thick black color. Lots of bourbon. Very malty. Nice dryish finish. Lightly sweetish. A little bit of autolysis.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle courtesy of vwcraig. The first whiff is actually pretty nice and reminiscent of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Booze, chocolate cake, booze, alcohol and booze dominate the flavor and the aroma. The consistency is syrupy at times. This beer has good enough flavor and aroma if you can get past the high ABV which I cannot. I guess I juts don’t really see the point of a 15% beer when 10% would work so much better on many levels.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-24-2009 03:32:03
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle form kramer. Pours dense pitch black with a short lived fudgey dark brown head. The bourbon flavor is very robust and quite nice. There’s plenty of oaky vanilla for everybody. The stout seems more chocolaty than anything, but this it very much a bourbon delivery device. Big oily palate with a long hot finish. This is a pretty enjoyable beer, but not a world beater.
CanIHave4Beers (3556) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled courtesy of Pepsican. This pours a pitch black color with wine legs on the glass in place of lace. The aroma is huge and has plenty of bourbon and a nice ash character. The flavor has good bourbon and balsamic vinegar notes very sweet and roasty. This has a nice silky mouth feel. A very cool beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle. Black pour with a small brown head. Big booziness to it, way to much excess alcohol. The flavor underneath was delicious, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of raisin. Body is thick and viscous. The booziness of this really killed it though, hot vodka like burn throughout.
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice wood and vanilla nose. good bourbon kick with plenty of oak. a bit thin but overall very good. find it if you can.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: February 06, 2009
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, nice roasted, bourbon? sweetness
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, lots of balancing roasted malt, milky sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
nimbleprop (5787) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scored 12 ounces of this via trade. Came in what looked to be a hand bottle with a tiny, plain white label with only the name on it. Pours an oily, thick, viscous opaque black with a thin, slightly creamy brown head. The smell of bourbon whiskey really cracks you over the head the moment the bottle opens. Whoa. The nose is so boozy, with some burnt toast, dark fruit, dark chocolate, etc. Flavor is all alcohol and whiskey, slight sour mash flavor, dark chocolate, dark cherries, thick malts, molasses. Oily, thick and hot on the tongue. May have over done it a touch on the barrel aging. Certainly worth a try.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oily and very dark brown. No head. The aroma is alcohol, burnt plums, prunes. Like a boozy, way oversimplified Expedition. Thick, viscous with a rich marmitey, pruney character. It’s burly and has some unique qualities but overall there isn’t that much to recommend.