Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2009
On tap at EBF, labeled as Bourbon Black (Allagash Black aged in Jim Beam Barrles). Pours a nice deep dark woody black with a thin head. Aroma is smooth with moderate amounts of wood, oak, sweet vanilla- and bourbon, good roasty and nutty chocolate notes- toned down earth and spicy Belgian character in the original batch. A bit more bourbon int eh flavor still not overwhelming, good toasty malts, light chocolate sweetness, some roast, light spice, smooth sweetness, and some oak to dry it out in the end. I think I liked this one quite a bit better than the regular Black. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours black, of course. A bit of of a tan head and some lacing. Nose brings roasted malt, wood, vanilla, some barrel characteristics, and hints of dark drugs. Taste adds in some molasses with all he flavors melding well. Feel is nice and slightly boozy. Drinks quite well; one of the better Allagash beers ai have had.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-07-2010 michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of chocolate, light bourbon, and light alcohol. Poured very dark brown in color with a large tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, and a hint of coffee. Medium body. Slightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, chocolate, malt and light bourbon finish. DiarmaidBHK (4797) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Draft from fireworks. Pours black with a thin brown head. Big bourbon scented wood on the nose. Lots of oak and vanilla on the tongue. Silly smooth mouthfeel. Finishes clean. Very Nice! emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Draught at Milltown. Pours slightly murky charred wood black with two fingers of dark tan head. Nose is very nice and roasty with some burnt toast and sour bourbon. Notes of dark fruit and light bittersweet chocolate. Roasty with hints of chocolate and burnt popcorn. Lightly estery and oaky with bourbon and fruity notes on the finish. Medium body and spicy finish.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Tap at CAH. Pours a deep black
with a smaller bubbly tan head. Aroma of
oak, very woody, light bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and hints of cherry. Flavor is a bunch of oak, vanilla, bourbon is light, tobacco, tea and chocolate. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Draught at the Saucer’s Cellarbration of Raleigh Beer Week. Poured a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose had some bourbon notes, though they were light and not overpowering. The bourbon overwhelmed the taste, though, and made it feel pretty boozy. Drank smooth, though. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
translucent nut brown, thin tan ring. moderate vanilla masks light roast, nose also has light manure. Flavor is more roast, light manure, bit of chocolate, especially through finish, sticky and lightly sugary but nicely dry. johnnnniee (4285) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at EBF 3/16/13.
Earthy and roasty stout with a slightly ashy almost chalky consistency. Bourbon and oak come through as well as the yeasty Belgian phenols and flavors. I love stouts, I love bourbon, but I think the Belgian yeast detracts rather than enhances this brew. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Sampled at Brewvival 2011 - the first of the day! Clear brown pour with tan head. Sweet caramel, roasty chcocolate notes. Was rather smooth despite the abv. Good, not great. And at Brewvival 2012. vanilla and bourbon seem more evident this time. Not overpowering on the bourbon which is nice.