sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fizzy, small brown cola like head thats gone in a flash. Whiskey, lightly smokey nose, not much else. Very black with some brown edging. Medium body, fairly thin for an Imperial. Whisky notes up dront backed by faint chocolate and roast flavors with the whisky flavors dominating. Dry Whisky laced finish. I,m not sure what the fascination with Bourbon barrel aged Stouts is though? You want Whisky flavors, drink Whisky. This beer is better than i had expected., though still highly overrated as most Weyerbacher products are.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark. Head very creamy and thick, fades eventually to a thick, oily film of a vaguely reddish, light-brown head. Nose incredibly woody, roasts are a bit there, alcohol noticeable. Very nice flavor, lots of wood in it, very, very oaky. Plenty of vanilla, some chocolate, some whisky burn to it. Very good stuff, quite impressed, an improvement on the Old Heathen.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque balck with a thick creamy tan head. The aroma is massively oaky, vanilla , wood., and alcogol. Huge oak and chocolate flavor. Quite nice. Full body lots of oak and whiskey in the finish.
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle...opaque pour with a medium hot chocolate head. Mild aroma, hard to smell in this bar environment. Definite whisky flavor, nice, not overpowering. Tastes like Southern Comfort. Some dark chocolate to finish, this was served too cold. As it warms, whisky aroma comes out, but the flavor mellows and the chocolate bitter grows. Delicious.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is some tasty stuff.22oz bottle(freshest before 6-14-2005 printed on case)Aromas of huge malt, roasty, smokey choco-burbon,some octane and vanilla.Pours out into a snifter with a healthy short lasting brownish head,great lace as well.All aromas incorporated in the flavor.Oily slightly thin palate(typical of Weyerbacher ales)but it’s just so damn tasty(even in july) Tease of citrus in there as well.Great stuff.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz bottle. Black brew with no head - looks just like a Cola. Earthy yeasty bready aroma that I find in some Belgians (St Bernardus) and that I love. On tasting, however, I wasn’t getting any of the oak or bourbon - seemed like regular Old Heathen to me.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The aroma is pretty boozy. Lots of bourbon with mild roasty hints as well. Opaque black with a light tan head. Licorice, bourbon, smoked malts, with some chocolates. The bourbon may have been slightly overdone in this one, but it was still yummy.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
First off, huge thanks to Sue for liberating a bottle of this from the home fridge and bringing it to me. Second, this was a perfect beer for 666. Third, this was a "milestone" beer that didn’t disappoint. Pours pitch black with slight dark brown at the edge, virtually no head. Big aroma of chocolate, vanilla, touch of coffee, fading into a bourbon tinged finish. The flavor matched. Dark chocolate aromas winding into an oak vanilla bourbon liqour finish. As it warmed, the bourbon and oak flavors became more pronounced. The shocking thing was that despite the complexity of flavor, the notes of liquor, and the seemingly endless interplay of flavors, I just wanted to pound this sucker back. It was that drinkable. I need to drive to Pennsylvania and buy a case of this stuff.
MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours pitch black. strong jack daniels aroma hits the nose. Hints of vanilla and coffe in the palate. Strong Jack Daniels after taste.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... What a pleasant surprise from the fine folks in PA. Pours as black and thick as used tractor oil. Small, creamy, khaki-colored head with limited retention but, cool, ink-blot lacework. The aroma is of dark chocolate, whisky, mesquite, hickory smoke and espresso. The flavor is well-balanced by the barrel aging and bourbon infusion. Notes of blackstrap molasses. The alcohol is well-hidden. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, dry, roasty finish. World class brew!