redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolatey, oaky, bourbon, with vanilla on the nose. Pours very dark brown, black at the center with no head. Lots of chocolate malts, dark roasted coffee, oak, vanilla, very complex and nice, very rich, the finish is very interesting, burnt sugar, homemare caramel flavor. Great beer! Thanks Godofthunder!
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing aroma of bourbon, vanilla and cocoa. Awesome. Bourbon flavor without being overly alcoholic. A little thin and a slightly odd finish, possibly because of the sugar. Very good brew, though!! Thanks to nimbleprop for the trade.
...I figured out the finish is like turbonado sugar so, as advertised, the unrefined sugar is in there!
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Geoff at Alewerks hit a homerun with this beer. The aromas of sweet roasted coffee. Flavors of rapadou sugar, vanilla and an underlying bourbon hint. A great beer from the home town folks.
Kinz (3104) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blackish brown, nice head. Aroma is a load of chocolate and some bread. Flavor is a match, very nice. Chocolate with some vanilla notes. Very good stuff.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Bottle labled 1738 of 2009. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of woody/oakiness, earthy, some bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Tastes of vanilla, brown sugary sweetness, dark fruits, bourbon (more than in the aromas), some wood, and marshmellows.
areyouinning (72) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet brown sugar dominates the aroma of a very dark brown beer with light tan lacing. Hazelnut in aroma. Very clean, balanced mouthfeel.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by OSCF. Thanks Todd! Pours dark brown with some light carbonation. Nose is big bourbon, dark fruits, caramel, slight oxidation, and vanilla. Flavor is bourbon, wood, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla. Palate shows some light astringency. Overall, this is a well balanced barrel aged brew which is not easily done.
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is what I like to smell. Bourbon, sweetness, vanilla, and wood. Excellent. Appearance is so so, thin layer of head over a very dark red liquid that appears black without much light. Taste is quite good as well with a great, pillowy mouthfeel. Bourbon isn’t overdone. Sugar isn’t overdone. A very underrated beer.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at lithy’s Septemberfest. Pours very dark brown with thin beige head. The aroma is chocolate, smooth bourbon, vanilla, ash, and mild clovey alcohol. The flavor is milk chocolate, mild bourbon, vanilla, char, and slight charcoal in the finish. Simple, but pretty good.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with tan head. Aroma of malts, bourbon, coffee, wood, vanilla, chocolate notes. SImilar taste,