coachd (434) - Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of booze, oak, vanilla and plum. Aroma is sharp at first and ends up sweet. Shiny black with a cap of light brown foam. Flavor is strong bourbon barrel, with accents of vanilla and high end coffee with cream. Very slight booze burn at the end, surprisingly short lived aftertaste. Average palate, I would have liked a little thicker. Overall this was a surprisingly good offering from Wild Onion. This was expensive ($16 for a 4 pk.) but Iím glad I ponied up. I highly recommend this.
mfhennig (221) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 version, pours almost black with a quickly receding dark brown head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, dark fruit, ash and vanilla. Bourbon is not as noticeable as 2014 version. ( Had one last nite.) Flavor is pretty much as expected. This was big, thick and chewy, with a nice warm finish from the bourbon barrel aging. Very nice beer!
mstrcrwly (826) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured into a snifter..black with a thin khaki head..aroma of bourbon,
licorice,coffee,vanilla..tastes of licorice,bourbon,coffee..medium bodied..not
dinkle50 (1224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jet black pour with no head. Aroma of oak and vanilla. Full bodied. Taste has a little coffee to it, as well as oak and vanilla. Not overly flavorful for the style. Lots of oak and bourbon, but not much else.
Niko100 (2447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, molasses, licorice, & vanilla; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, molasses, vanilla, dark fruit, and some chocolate; Warm finish; Overly sweet - but decent.
Christpuncher (2396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong notes of roasted malts with some chocolate and finishes slightly sour. This brewery is awful, but this is one of their better beers. Slightly boozy. Pours black with a tan head.
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Savage_Night (303) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with absolutely no head. Aromas of woody, smoke, coffee, vanilla, spice, slight sour tone, faint alcohol and roasted barley. Flavors of smoke, woody, vanilla, sour tone, coffee, alcohol, spice, slight hop bitterness, caramel and chocolate with a slight oily feel in the mouth. Not the best BBARIS but itís definitely an enjoyable.
EithCubes (5367) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle 9.5%. Nose strong chocolate and sweet dark malt, light vanilla and barrel, medium roast and strong coffee flavor; also favoring nice plummy character and light yeast autolysis. Pours inky dark brown-black but not motor oil; doesnít manage to ever form a heard but does manage a slight 1/16th" ring of light brown . Almost perfectly still/flat but heavily malty body, warming with very sweet grape and plum, alcohol, oak, vanilla, heavy port wine character with lighter caramel and yeast. Coffee and chocolate are quite subdued but the sugary malt is enough to make up for them. Smooth despite the booze and overall a winning flavor despite the significant flaws; itís quite bold and surprisingly clean.
AWISLguy (2078) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from ck1, thanks bro! Pours black with a brown head. Aroma has bourbon, molasses, berries, vanilla, caramel and some roast. Nice nose. Not sure this is not the "Barrel Aged Drago", but the picture of this is the same as my bottle. Taste is of sweet vanilla, caramel, some marshmallow, bourbon and some vegetalness. Medium bodied, and actually not too thick at all ("imperial" due to the abv?), with alcohol. Finishes sweetly caramel bourbony with a bit of length. Solid bourbony offering with some additional good points. The vegetalness, a touch off, plus perhaps thin. 14.3
kambei70 (866) - - FEB 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 bottle. Jet black with just a film of a head. Had a deep barley smell with bittersweet dark chocolate and prunes. Taste is the same with pasted malt. Slick, oily mouthfeel.
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