brokensail (15754) - Dublin, 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.
Tmoney99 (13334) - 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.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of vanilla, raisins, wood, bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate, and caramel.
jcwattsrugger (12140) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @GABF-pours black that sheets with a brown head and trailing lace. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate, some bourbon. Taste is rich dark malt-chocolate, some earthy hops, bourbon. Soft carbonation.
Dogbrick (11323) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Columbus Winter Beerfest on 01/14/2012: Pours black with a medium thin beige head that dissipates quickly. Short strings of lacing. The nose is bourbon-forward with some dark malts in the background. Rich body with an oaky bourbon character and notes of malt, vanilla and caramel. The finish is somewhat boozy with a black coffee and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
daknole (10848) - 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.
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, 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.
gnoff (9543) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, brown head. Sweet, alcohol, vanilla scent. Sweet, raisin taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Stunning and wonderful, one of my best beers for the entire festival (3 sessions).
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, 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.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour on tap at GABF, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big dark chocolate, coffee, roast, some nice sweet vanilla, brownie, into a bit of whiskey, oak and hints of spice. Taste was a mix of yeast, spice, dark chocolate into a bit of earth, lots of cocoa, brownie notes with bourbon, whiskey notes, finishing sweet. Nice.