JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 750ml bottle release from the brewery. Pours a dark slick murky brown into large oversize red wine glass. Small mocha head fades quick into fine layer. Nose is semi-sweet chocolate, mocha, frappuccino. Mouthfeel is exquisite, creamy, glides across the palate. Super smooth for a 9.3% beer, be careful with this one. Taste is chocolate, roasty, almonds, vanilla, faint coffee, hint of bourbon increases as the glass warms. Finish is pleasant and not clingy. The year in oak does wonders for this beer, blows the regular black out of the water. Very well executed by Allagash. Hoping this becomes a yearly release. Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Taster at brewery. Black with small tan head... Caramel and chocolate notes... Smooth bourbon and dark chocolate flavor... This ones a keeper!
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Wonderful beer. Pours black with good mocha head and lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast malt, some nut and some subtle bourbon notes. Looks syrupy but consistency feels more thick on the tongue than syrupy. Booze well-disguised. Finishes bittersweet. Tap at brewery. dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Growler from The Growler Store. Pours black with a thick creamy head that hangs around for forever. Dry roasted grain aroma with a nicely balanced bourbon barrel compliment. Smooth roasted grain, bourbon, vanilla and oak in the taste with a dark roasted grain bite on the end. Well balanced and tasty brew. TimsRatings (421) - - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at Bottle Revolution (Raleigh).
Pours black with tan head. Strong bourbon aroma - almost to the point of being just bourbon. Very strong bourbon flavor - as if a shot if good bourbon were dropped into a darn fine black IPA.
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DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Super awesome stout, on tap at whole foods in venice, loved the bourbon barrel aged version, delicious marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours jet black with a large tan head and a strong bourbon aroma . There is a slightly sour fruity dark malt flavor with a dry finish. boto (2211) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750ml bottle: This one poured a very dark opaque brown color. There was just a bit of a tan head that doesn’t linger long or leave much lacing. The aroma is a little lighter than expected. Not too much bourbon to the nose. Bready, chocolate, roastiness, some pine and citrus hops. The taste is very good. The bourbon flavor is more subdued than some other bourbon barrel aged beers that I’ve had. Chocolate, some roastiness, somewhat bitter. Touch of sweetness in finish. Very Nice! Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to jbportland..Pour is Nutty, Bourbon, spice, oak, coffee, earthy..Taste is Nice bourbon, nutty, oak, spice, chocolate powder, lactose, peanut butter.. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Aroma: Dark Fruits, Bourbon, Mild Vanilla
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Dark Red Plum, Black Bread, Bourbon, Mild Vanilla, Mildly Snokey
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet