dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pours black with a thin off white head. The nose is vanilla, coconut, cherries, peaches and a little chocolate. The taste is high sweet, low bitter and high Delish. The texture is creamy and smooth, heavy body and a long finish. Legit.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BMan1113VR (7931) - 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. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
(Hand bottle, courtesy of Bman1113vr) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of wood, roasted malt, vanilla, vinous, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. Flavor of wood, yeast, bourbon, light roast, and some sourness. thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Sample @ EBF 09 (as Blurieux, from notes). Pours black with a lacy beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, yeast, dark fruit, and vanilla (from the barrels, no doubt). Flavor is malt and chocolate up front with the vanilla from the bourbon barrels and the roasted coffee/malt notes competing with each other in a fabulous way on the back end. I really enjoyed it. 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.
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2010
The aroma of sweet and biscuit is enveloped by the bourbon barrels. The dark thick stout color sports a big bold head. The stout flavor is slightyly bitter and bites at the end with an ABV of 9.5. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
A Sim rate (Extreme Beer Festival): Such a subtle bourbon in the aroma which is rare for a barrel-aged beer of this kind. Smooth coconut, nuts and rich chocolate in the flavour. So incredibly subtle again for a barrel-aged beer. Wood and caramel in the finish. Damn. Absolute win! AirForceHops (7233) - 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... woodychevy (874) - - APR 1, 2011
UPDATED: APR 7, 2011 Really good. Solid dark beer. Not too bourbon-y. Tried it on tap in a’ville at Thirsty Monk. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Extreme dark brown pour with a thin white head. Vanilla bourbon, toffee, caramel, and milk chocolate with hints of cocoa nib and mocha. Medium to full body with great effervescence and a sweet roasty finish. Delicious!