Thorpe429 (5122) - , 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 mansquito (7148) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Rustico, Ballston tap ($9): Pours black with a small creamy head. Aroma is very complex: vanilla, bourbon, light roast coffee, and a hefty hint of booze as it warms. Taste is pretty similar. The alcohol is noticeable, but the taste is actually not offensive to me in the least bit. For me this was a definitive sipper, but each sip was very nice and mellow. At no point did I feel that any taste is overpowering. The roast is kept in moderation. There is very little bitterness, but at the same time very mild sweetness. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Draft. Nice lacing. Upfront yet not overbearing bourbon aroma. Smooth taste. Not thick. Bourbon is prevalent throughout. One of my favorites.
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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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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.
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TomDecapolis (4636) - 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. 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 (8037) - 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 (2138) - 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!