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. Damico (3150) - 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 (7818) - 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! craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
sample at Brewvival on 2/25/12. murky light black pour with a tan head. light bourbon nose. med body with chocolate, light yeast, bourbon and vanilla. sweet smooth finish with citrus and vanilla. j12601 (13123) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
On tap at Barcade when we all went there for Euguene’s visit. Pours a dark brown to black with caramel tones throughout under a thin beige to tan head. Bourbon, wood, roast, vanilla pudding on the nose. Medium to thick bodied, bourbon and sweetness. Bourbon, wood, roast, warming alcohol, but never harsh. Very smooth with vanilla, wood, and long roast and chocolate. Long sweet bourbon and vanilla with wood into a dry bitter oak finish. Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Tap at City Beer in downtown SF-June 2012-pours deep brown almost black with a froathy tan head. nose is sweet foregin stout, with sweet vanilla and oak. WOW! crazy roasty chocolate vanilla flavors, like an ice cream cone! fantastic! rich lush body, especially for this style. never becomes viscus. A fairly complex brew however, i wish i had a bigger sample (6 oz). I was not a fan of City beer-over hyped and over priced! kennydiaz (362) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Pours a nice dark brown. It has nice vanilla, oak and bourbon tast. It goes down nice and smooth. Got in in a growler at holiday.