lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2012
coffee intense aroma, ulta mint. bourbon really shows up. fine as desert. Nice beer overall. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Growler from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours a dark brown with a white head. Nose is whiskey, cherries, slight chocolate, and some yeast and esters. Flavor is similar with cherry and chocolate pushing the whiskey to be the first one through the door, but the whiskey is a large child with a head start, so it gets there first and stays there. Some vanilla, yeast, and more whiskey with bits of booze in there as well. Light in body for the style and interesting overall. blipp (9374) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a thin head. Sweet and roasted malty aroma with more sweet bourbon. The flavor has bourbon, light roasted malts, toffee, and molasses. Not bad. tgncc (3135) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Like most bourbon barrel aged beers, the bourbon is too strong here. The aroma is bourbon, chocolate, some roast. The appearance is a deep balck, almost no head. The flavor is bourbon, chocolate, molasses. The finish has some chocolate sweetness, but is mainly bourbon. Very good beer. Again, the bourbon sort of overwhelms everything else. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2011
I didn’t love this one...typically anything in a barrell is better, but it seemed to thin this one out. Perhaps it didn’t have to body to go through aging well? I don’t know...I like the regular black better.
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Draft at "Battle of the Brews", Allagash vs. Uinta at Scion in DC June 1st. Glad to try this rare beer. Pours a nice black color. Aroma is very very bourbony. I enjoy the stout maltiness and bourbon, but too boozy for me. Well made, but I prefer original Allagash Black. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2011
On tap at Cask Republic, New Haven. Stillish black pour, very oily but somehow a bit thin-looking. Nose was very sharply boozy, which initially put me off given its distance from what I enjoyed about the regular Allagash Black. But beyond the nose, the beer was more mellow, balanced, and enjoyable. Body suffered a bit from the lengthy aging, I reckon, as it was a bit thin and overly slick. But the flavor was an improvement, with deep chocolate, espresso, and whiskey blending enjoyably. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Draft at Leon’s. Pours a dark brown almost black with a thin tan head. Scent is roasted malts and bourbon. Taste is roasty, fruity and booze. Dry roasted bitter finish. BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Tap. Pours dark brown to black with an average, frothy tan head, short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, dates, prune, bourbon, and plum. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, dates, prune, bourbon, and plum. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a sweet finish. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
on tap at Tyler’s Apex, 04/12/11. Good aroma, lots going on, Bitter sweet yeasty, molasses, barrel, clove coriander. dark brownish orange color, ok head no lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, dry bitter finish. Tasty. thought it was at a great point with the barrel mix. enjoyed this more than others at bar.