OsuStu (12) - - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught in a snifter. Pours black with a very thin chestnut head. Aroma is bourbon, coffee, and vanilla. Earthy and heavy. Slightly honey sweet. Aftertaste is alcoholic.
Advocate_Ames (361) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost a pure black with a dissipating mocha brown head that ends up sticking to my glass. The aroma is of a medium intensity of sweet bourbon, dominating vanilla, oak, molasses, cocoa, and a pleasant tone of malts. In tasting I picked up on everything in the aroma. The bourbon had a descent but pleasant boozy bite. In addition I notice a mild bitterness and I really enjoyed the sweet malty flavor in the finish. Overall this beverage was delightful and well worth a try.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ GABF. Black pour with a tan head. Bourbon, licorice, and roasted malt aromas. Some ash, oak, and dark fruits. A touch of acidity and dark fruits. Flavor is more bitter than expected. Light sweetness of dark fruit, vanilla, and bourbon. Oak, ash, and roasted malt. Decent licorice character, too.
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the 2013 GABF. Pours Black with a tan head. Bourbon nose. Flavors of plum, rains, oak and vanilla. Lingering roast finish.
kermis (4189) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of massive bourbon, vanilla, fudge, toffee and caramel malt. Flavour is heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (2065) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a pitch black beer with virtually no head on top. Aroma is epic, full on bourbon, oak, molasses and vanilla. Flavour is very sweet, alcohol is well hidden. There is more barrel characters in the flavor then in the aroma. Finish is medium long and sweet as well. Very nice surprise.
alexsdad06 (4338) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at Jackie O’s (from notes). Pours very dark brown/black with a thin beige head. The aroma has dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, ash, dark fruits and a hint of smoke. The flavor is roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, ash, earthy hops and a hint of smoke. The dark fruits also are there. Good bitterness at the back with quite a bit of barrel, smooth mouth feel and medium body. Better out of the barrel.
Sampled at Cincy beerfest also.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Skyview Tasting, 2/23/13. Roasted malt and bourbon, but the bourbon is more prominent in the aroma than the flavor. Medium palate. Bourbon is not overwhelming, which is good.
jsquire (3297) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the ’13 Cincy Beerfest. Dark beer with a thin brown head. Big whiskey and caramel corn nose. This is a thick chewy beer with flavors of molasses, rich dark caramel, toffee, vanilla bean, oak, bourbon and raisin bread. Hints of chocolate and tar. The nose fills the sinuses with alcoholic goodness. Complex beer made better by the barrel.
Patrickctenchi (2879) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, dark tan head.
Aroma of bourbon, coffee.
Taste is barrel, bourbon and ash.
Very stout, indeed.
Bourbon runs a tad harsh....