ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Big chocolate and bourbon nose, very boozy. Moderately sweet taste with a light bitterness. Lots of buttery coconut-y bourbon in this one to go along with the usual chocolate, toffee and light roast. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Tasted on draft at FoBAB 2010. Pours nearly black amber with a massive off-white head that leaves rocky lace. The nose is super-roasted malt with espresso and bitter dark chocolate. The flavor is vanilla oak, bourbon, roasted malt, espresso, and dark chocolate. The body is full with average carbonation and a long roasted espresso and whiskey finish. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Sampled at FoBAB 2010. Dark brown/blackish pour. Tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate mousse, some wood and vanilla. Flavor is very smooth, nice bourbon notes with a bit of oak. Somewhat salty. Nice mouthfeel. Alcohol not to prevalent. overall, excellent. Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Draft sampled. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and faint vanilla. Flavor was chocolate, oaky bourbon, vanilla, dark roasted malts and some notes of coffee. Leighton (22020) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
Tap at Barcade, Brooklyn. Pours black with a creamy, tan head. Dark, roasted malts make up the nose. Flavor is sweet, roasty, with notes of chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and coffee. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweet with dark malts and mocha, but not much bourbon. Still, this was easy drinkin’ and really enjoyable.
italianjohn (3223) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Black pour tan head creamy with light lacing .... aroma of bourbon and roasted malts and coffee ..... very smooth and silky with a light fruity and roasted malt and coffee taste ... a bitter warming alcohol bourbon finish .... not a heavy brew kind of thin and easy drinking as it warms more of the bourbon flavor comes in ... not bad but i wasn’t blown away jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2010
From the tap poured a black color with a good amount of head. Sweet toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
tap at Barcade Allagash event - roasty, chocolate and molasses. dark chocolates, touch of coffee. oaky and earthy in the finish. really smooth sweet and roasty chocolate, light fruits and earthy bourbon. Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bourbon and alcohol. That, unfortunately sums it up. Easily my biggest disappointment for the night at Barcade. The bourbon aging effectively killed everything else of note. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Draft at the Three Penny Taproom - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma is strong of bourbon and vanilla with some dark roasted malts. Flavor is slightly sweet and heavy with the bourbon/vanilla. The dark roasted malts come in at the end. Dry finish. I like this much better than their regular "Black"...