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.
CanIHave4Beers (4025) - 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.
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.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by pepsican. Poured an opaque black color with a brown head. Smelled boozy, kind of like a liqueuer. Whiffs of vanilla, fig, and prune greeted the nose. Full bodied and slightly sweet with light roasty bitterness. Rich flavors of dark fruit, molasses, and roasted malt emerged. There was a warming alcohol effect that peaked at the end and was accompanied by a hint of scotch flavor. Good stuff.
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.
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, 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.
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to kan. pours black with tan head. nose of bourbon!, alc, chocolate. flavors of soy, woody, chocolately, bourbon. that touch of soy kills the flavor.
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
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from a recent trade..... pours a dull close to black pour with a non-existent head.... aroma is hugely bourbon-laden and green apple.... flavors are huge on the bourbon and not completely sweet. finishes a bit sour while the middle was on the sweet soy side. minimally carbonized. finish is a bit hot...
hapjydeuce (999) - 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.