bytemesis (9240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black, huge tan creamy head, great lacing. Aroma is bourbon, roared malt, molasses. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light bitter. Light body, high carbonation. Not surprisingly, if you age a bad beer in bourbon barrels, you get a bad, bourbony beer. b3shine (9150) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Draft to snifter. Looks good; dark with nice head. Smells pretty good too; malty and boozy. Tastes good. The base beer and the barreling wed well together. Good on the palate too. Tasty! kraddel (8890) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2015
Pours dark brown almost black. Ok eather white head. Smell is bit bourbon, some sweet dark malts. Taste is sweet, chocolatty in a way. Bourbon, some oak. Vanilla hints. Very balanced. nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Several glasses on tap at Churchkey in Washington D.C. Served in a snifter, pours an opaque black with a soft, creamy white head. Aroma is heavy with vanilla, chocolate, whiskey, toasted malts. Flavor was very well balanced, vanilla and chocolate, wood, rum, malts, toasted grains, nuts, coffee. Full bodied without being overwhelming, light carbonation. I wish they would bottle this, but if they did I’m sure it would cost $20. jredmond (8645) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Draft at St. Stephen’s with pat. Pours a pith black body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is Bourbon, sweet roasted malts, alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of roasted chocolate malts, alcohol in the aftertaste.
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark, nearly pitch black color with a nice brown, quickly dissipating head. Aroma was lots and lots of wood, plenty of mellowed vanilla notes. Lots of bourbon, some mellowed roasted malts, lingering chocolate. Very smooth and drinkable for 9.5%. PhillyCraft (7935) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Tap at Capone’s, pours a deep black color with tiny khaki head. Smell is oak, wood, cocoa, nuts and grain. Taste of charred barrel, oats, whiskey and dark fruit. Medium in body with a drying finish. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Hand bottle via a trade with hopdog, shared with the Dallas Crew. Pours with a tan head on top of a very dark brown body. Aroma of bourbon, wood, chocolate, vanilla, a slightly funky je ne sais quoi, earthiness, and alcohol. Taste is roast and bourbon, with chocolate notes and a woodsy element to it. Light, creamy carbonation. AirForceHops (7815) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Pours pitch black with a hick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and faint vanilla. Flavor was chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark roasted malts and some notes of coffee. If you drink a few of these, your gunna feel it, you have it remind yourself it’s 9.5 ABV. *note to self* The flavor is so nice and smooth, you can get drunk fast. Take it easy... GenDV138 (7705) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Black with light tan head, some brown hue around the edges. Aromas of roast, bourbon, dark chocolate. Tastes of coffee, roast, bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, oak. Medium body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Bourbon isn’t in your face with this one.