tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with very thin tan head that quickly recedes and spotted lacing. Nose is vanilla, bourbon, oak, milk chocolate. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, heavy cream, with a roasted malt finish that is bitter. This bottle was cellared for a little less than a year, the bourbon has faded a bit since my last taste and time has treated it well. The bourbon was a little too present, if that is possible, when it was younger.
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Ferrisí
Black color, medium sized head. Aroma of alcohol and some Bourbon, eggs. Good body strength; chocolate flavor, but this one is really heavy on booze and Bourbon.
I like this kind of beers, itís not really balanced though.
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black pour with very little head. Smells like a bourbon caramel candy. Iím excited about this one.. Sweet, dark fruit, tons of vanilla, and boozy. This is yummy.
Ferris (9756) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Big boozy bourbon notes. Deep dark brown with a small light brown head. Very balanced bourbon, Woody and dark notes. Nice balance.
douglas88 (7795) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a small brown head. A big malty roast bourbon nose. Chocolate, ashy, vanilla, big bourbon throughout, some rum like fruitiness, wood. Licorice, dark fruit, the overall flavor is big malty sweetness. Very good.
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on sunday. Big bourbon beer with a faint base beer. Lots of sweet and spicy bourbon aromas. Sweet and hot bourbon flavors. Maybe let it sit a bit as the bourbon really dominates at this point. A whole bomber by myself would be a challenge but Iíd do it.
chinchill (3588) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large shared bottle.
Rich and rather boozy although the alcohol is well hidden in the mouthfeel. Still, warms as swallowed. Light wood but plenty of whisky in this ale. Full body with good if light carbonation. Bitter sweet with too much booze in the flavor.
Ctplt777 (413) - - OCT 18, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iím sort of speechless right now. This is one of the most intense smelling beers Iíve experience. In a good way of course. Of all the bourbon beers Iíve had, this one actually kicks up the bourbon aroma in a big way. Thereís a huge bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate aroma that fills the air around the glass. Thereís also hints of oak and cigar tobacco; I donít really know how else to describe it. Not going to see anything through the absolute pitch black color of this one. Taste has a lot going on. Thereís a massive amount of bourbon, some chocolate, oak, and vanilla. Thereís nothing subtle about this amazing beer. All the flavors are big and work so perfectly together. This was an absolute experience, I definitely dug this. Drink it slow and enjoy all the awesome flavor.
Ed5388 (2759) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by Dan. Poured black with a small creamy tan head. Big boozy bourbon aroma, with notes of oak, caramel, vanilla, and dark malts. Taste mimics the nose with a lingering burnt toast aftertaste.
ajnepple (4370) - Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Aroma of dark malts, light roast, chocolate, light oak, vanilla and light bourbon. Similar flavor. Pretty nice overall.
BeerdedDave (1071) - - AUG 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at DoG Gastropub in Williamsburg, VA; black with very little head; nice roasted malt, mild bourbon, and oak aroma; smooth, sweet roasted malt flavor with notes of bourbon,vanilla, and oak; very sweet - definitely a dessert beer