hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Brewhaha. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon aroma. Sweetish roasted malty spicy yeasty woody bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty woody bourbon finish.
NikkTwist (3406) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Draft at Eulogy. Start of a barrel. Opaque brown pour in a tulip glass. Nice foamy tan head that left some lace. Slightly medicinal chocolate liquor. Definite bourbon barrel notes. Tootsie Rolls. Not much aroma once the head dies down. Silky palate. Smooth finish. High ABV is well hidden. Nice, but lacks complexity. Update: Having it on draft again during an Allagash event at Moriartys. Similar looking, though much less lace. Started too cold but warmed up to some deeper complex flavors. LetsGoState (913) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Aroma is a sweet chocolate. Taste is a little bitter, but has a nice balance between chocolate and bourbon. Overall a nice bourbon ale. wchesser (2160) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
At Boulder Strong Ale. Mahogany brown...very light for a stout. Nice fading oak and bourbon nose...very well integrated. Both alternating tart and sweet over wood and wet leaves. One of my favs from the fest, not for decadance but complexity. MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA.
Opaque, black-brown with creamy tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of toasted grain, chocolate malt, bourbon, dark fruit, nuts and yeast.
Taste of bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, brown sugar and yeast.
Full/medium body and low/medium carbonation.
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rxeight (3326) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Slight bourbon aroma. Almost covered up by the spices. More belgian than stout. Very thin. Jamesthebrit (484) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
A: Roasty, hint of malt. A unique addition of some belgian funkiness.
A: Thick, great lacing with a nice tan color.
T: Bit of must. Nice roastiness. The alcohol is a bit overpowering.... I’ll explain more later.
P: Overly boozy but not bad.
So this is for sure one of my top beers. Usually it has a great balance with the alcohol and a unique mustiness that compliments the roasted notes. This particular batch seems a bit out of control being overly boozy and aggressive on the palate. My beer store get this in pretty regularly so thank goodness I have a growler from another batch in the cellar. Jow (4168) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours black with thin head. Nose of chocolate and bourbon. Mouthfeel is oily and creamy. tastes of chocolate, bourbon, plums, figs, earth, vanilla, and cedar. the bourbon adds sweetness but is not overwhelmingly sweet or boozy mess. quite drinkable for the abv pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap at jake’s... Pours a deeper cola shaded pour with less intense edge, moreso a deeper brown and topped with a thin film of light beige head... Belgian yeast and chocolate notes with caramel a cents with a touch of barrel going on late. Fairly standard all around and not too distinguishable... Belgian yeast and cocoa chocolate notes, medium sweetness throughout with a mildly bitter prickly finish. Bourbon is fairly subdued but not completely absent. Lighter bodied than expected with your more than expected level of carbonation. Not that great. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Draft Gingerman pour is black in color with a thin coating of brown head. Aroma has sweet bourbon, vanilla, oak, and bitter chocolate. Mouth feel is medium and there is average carbonation. Flavor continues on with the juicy bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, and some hops. So much better than the base beer.