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! 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 (11055) - 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 (3679) - 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 (358) - 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. elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
32oz Growler from Beverage World. Served at around cellar temperature.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pour black with some red highlights under light and a small light brown head that leaves some lacing and recedes to a wispy cap and ring.
Aroma features warm bourbon notes, vanilla and oak, brown sugar, dark fruits, coffee, some chocolate, roasted malts. Very good strength.
Flavor features vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee, Belgian yeast esters, some sweetness, minimal bitterness, alcohol is pretty well hidden.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation.
I like this. I’ve enjoyed the regular Allagash Black and this adds a nice layer to an already good beer. The bourbon isn’t overpowering, mixed in very nicely with the nice balance of a roasty Stout and Belgian Ale.
On tap. Black with a fizzy off white head. Floral bourbon, chocolate, citrus, caramel, and vanilla aroma. Medium bodied oily palate. Tastes of chocolate, citrus, vanilla, caramel, and light bourbon with a roasted grain sweet malty finish. I would have liked a little more bourbon forward, but still very good. Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
A: Roasty, hint of malt. A unique addition of some belgian funkiness.
A: Thick, great lacing with a nice tan color.
T: Bit of must. Nice roastiness. The alcohol is a bit overpowering.... I’ll explain more later.
P: Overly boozy but not bad.
So this is for sure one of my top beers. Usually it has a great balance with the alcohol and a unique mustiness that compliments the roasted notes. This particular batch seems a bit out of control being overly boozy and aggressive on the palate. My beer store get this in pretty regularly so thank goodness I have a growler from another batch in the cellar. wchesser (2071) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
At Boulder Strong Ale. Mahogany brown...very light for a stout. Nice fading oak and bourbon nose...very well integrated. Both alternating tart and sweet over wood and wet leaves. One of my favs from the fest, not for decadance but complexity.