tcane7 (803) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Kite and Key. Poured nearly black with one finger of tan head. Notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, and molasses. Medium mouthfeel, not too boozy but the bourbon is present in the finish.
dlovell2 (402) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown with amber tint and tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Creamy feel in mouth. Roasted malt flavor with some smokiness. Dark chocolate and coffee flavors. A little acidic finish. Really like this brew.
Ratman197 (7602) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate, carmel and roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate and roastiness with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
Jayb0 (916) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice dessert beer to pair with something with caramel/vanilla/lighter chocolate dish. Not overpowering, much more complementary to a food pairing given the somewhat low abv (a welcome change from what seems like the new 10% standard for anything coming at the end of a meal these days). Rich, smooth, roast coffee, vanilla and milk chocolate. nice.
italianjohn (2025) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour nice layer of beige head .... aroma is of oak and light bourbon with roasted and chocolatey elements ... taste is great well balanced lots of chocolate, oak, vanilla and bourbon and light molasses with a roasted touch and a dry lingering oaky bourbon finish .... abv hidden well the balance is perfect on this one seek this out
jimhilt (2272) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three-finger light tan head that fades slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Baked chocolate nose and flavor is baked chocolate with some molasses. $3.00 for a 12oz bottle from Mount Vernon Gift Shop, Mount Vernon, VA.
Leafs93 (1370) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
POurs dark brown with an off white creamy head. Head dissipated rather quickly. Aroma is caramel, vanilla and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet with some coffee bitters. Undertones of vanilla are tasty. Thin mouthfeel.
northropfrye (1344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Philly. Dark brown. SMooth and malty flavour. Not too bad I must say.
alobar (2294) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer! Pours porter-black with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak and hint of bourbon. Lots of chocolate and vanilla flavor with roasted malts and oak. Just a touch of bourbon.
DocLock (6774) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Craft. Brown pour with off-white head. Nose was malty, with oaky spirit notes, mild cacao, molasses, and vanilla. Tasted malty, with a nice oaky bourbony element that wasn’t overpowering.