bytemesis (11461) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 29, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2019 Backlog. Tap. Pours opaque black, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is mocha, tobacco, bourbon, earthy, light vanilla. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, heavy espresso. Full body. Coffee overwhelming after a while 4,8,8,5,15 popway (263) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2016
On tap during the brewery’s third anniversary. The aroma wins with a distinct bourbon character of leather, caramel, chocolate, and a hint of dark cherry.
No foam on the black 7oz pour. There was little lacing after sipping. A bit thin on the mouthfeel compared to others in the field. The alcohol is well blended with some heat on the back end, though I could not discern any coffee notes neither in the aroma nor in the taste, which I find strange because the base beer is after all, Coffee and Cigarettes. The beer may have been taken over by the bourbon? phaleslu (12864) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours an opaque brown with a small dark tan that settles into just a bubbly ring eventually. Good gravy, this aroma is absolutely flawless- smooth, warming bourbon throughout, lightly charred oak, fresh roast coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, marshmallow, molasses, and very faint smoke. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a sweet, smoky, roasty, smooth, and subtly warming mouthfeel. This is stunning. Gorgeous in every sense. This was the first Cellarmaker beer I had out of the night’s lineup and it’s safe to say I’m fully on board with what they’re doing. brokensail (16799) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 15, 2016
On tap @ Cellarmaker. Black with a thin tan head. Holy smokes is there some coffee in this beer. A lot of sweet hazelnut, spicy and earthy coffee, and a hint of dried berries. Nice bourbon character, but it’s well integrated and not overpowering. Lots of graham cracker, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Really nicely done. popery (2171) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 13, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2016 The beer is black with a small brown head. Small amount of lacing. The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, light roast, light smoke, some oak. Taste is sweet with lots of fudgey chocolate. Barrel is still pretty light. Pretty big on vanilla. Some marshmallow. Full, round mouthfeel. Good stuff.
DSG (19327) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/27/16] Draught at Cellarmaker in San Francisco. Black. Great aroma full of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and light smoke. Sweet flavor full of bourbon chocolate, vanilla, coffee, a bit of coconut, a smoky hint, and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied. Great stuff. KyotoLefty (13210) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 10, 2016
Tap at the Brewpub. Black, flat. Nose is coffee, vanilla, bourbon. Smooth bourbon flavor, chocolate, coffee, light smoke only. Silky, oily palate. Great balance. Smooth and lovely.
Theydon_Bois (28170) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Keg at Cellarmaker, 28/01/16.
Black with a small tan covering.
Nose is big on coffee grinds, chocolate, dark malts, fruit cake.
Taste comprises brown sugar, coffee cake, molasses, subtle barrel, chocolate.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light warming alcohol and subtle bourbon.
Solid enough impy. charule (2306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2016
On tap at Cellarmaker. Poured black with thin tan head. Aroma sweet vanilla bourbon and smooth coffee pretzel. Light carb med bod. Taste similar to aroma loads of warm bourbon and sweet coffee. Very balanced. Killer Ferris (23113) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft - Coffee and chocolate and vanilla with some leather. Jet black with a dark brown head. Lots of Woody sweet barrel notes. Dark chocolate and some vanilla with a touch of coconut. Very nice.