jsquire (3578) - 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 (4247) - 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....
Bacterial (1765) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow thanks for sharing Bob! This was a pour from a 1 gallon growler, the one in the picture up there at the top of this very page. Now, this 1 gallon growler is special - only for this particular beer. It even says ’please enjoy responsibly’ on it. Now what. The. Fuck. It’s a 1 gallon growler, there is no way to enjoy this responsibly, even with 8 of us.
Massive chocolate nose and well represented in the taste. What. Nice beer! Big motherfing growler!
ryanfolty (1928) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 23, 2013 growler shared by Bob. Black pour with tan head that faded quickly with spotty lacing. Roasted malt, chocolate and bourbon in aroma. Taste was very roasty, some chocolate and a nice amount of bourbon.
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Sampled from the gallon size growler you see in the picture. Thanks for sharing, Bob! Very dark pour with reddish highlights, smaller head. Great bourbon and chocolate on the nose and taste. Tastes slightly hot but this is super good.
Tmoney99 (11214) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample at CBWF. Poured a black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Heavy toasted malt, bourbon and chocolate aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex toasted sweet bourbon flavor with a heavy toasted sweet finish of long duration. Best of fest complex standout brew.
Panzuriel (1373) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Anastasia pours a inky black brown with a nice head of small tan bubbles. The prevailing nose is Chocolate, with hints bourbon and licorice. Taste is a mellow blend of earthy chocolate, medium bourbon oaky hints and just a touch of sweet alcohol taste. Body is medium full and silky. the chocolate presence finishes with a very pleasant kiss of dark chocolate. nice beer. On tap at Weiland’s fine foods in Clintonville, OH growlers to go. while it lasts.
b3shine (5960) - Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; black with foamy mocha lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, bourbon, vanilla, and a little roast. Tastes like it snells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Outstanding.
JStax (3313) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pored on draft at brews cafe. Pours a black with a tan head of foam. Aroma is very woody and boozy with a hint of coffee peaking through. Taste hits you hard with Bourbon and then smooths out into a nice woody, coffee bean and chocolate. Thick on the palate. Nice sipper.
daknole (9608) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF. Nice dark brown pour, light brown head. Straight forward aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate. Flavor is vanilla, toffee, bourbon, charred oak, very light ash and chocolate.