patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with and courtesy of Vin. Pours a motor-oil dark with a spindly-laced, tightly-bubbled well-retained kahki head. The lacing is seriously unreal; like the top of a coral reef. Nose is heavy on the bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, musty basment funk, slight peaty notes and traces of caramel and honey. Flavor is full of chocolate, peppery-wood, honey, and slightly sour oaky hints. Body is medium to thin, but not watery by any means. The palate coats the tongue like thin, boozy velvet. Finishes with some sublte raspberries, oddly enough, and a bit of smoky sweetness. Insane porter. Thanks Annie Baby! TonyDiUlio (664) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Had at belgian with justin. Pour is a deep black with minor brown head. Aroma is full of bourbon and coffee. Flavor is a super smooth bourbon and coffee roasted malts. Awesome brew. dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - APR 14, 2012
very inviting aroma, dark appearance, excellent blend of chocolate and vanilla flavors, feels great on the palette DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
The is a amazingly complex brew that leaves this wonderful taste in your mouth a half hour after you have drank it. Due to the high abv its warming all the way down. I sipped on it for around an hour. They have two more bottles of this at the beer shop and i will be going in and grabbing them both. This beer will get better and better with age they are going in my beer cellar. Brentv (672) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black from the bottle. Light beige head. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla, oak, and chocolate. Taste is sweet, with a nice bitterness, and a bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel. This is definitely one to sip and enjoy for a while.
MarkPine (17) - - MAR 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 This is one I my all time favorite beers. Amazing taste and drinkability for being 12%. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle pours black with tan head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, and some ash. Heavy mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and has raisin, coffee, a perfect blend of malt, and finishes with a nice bourbon vanilla mix. Very nice. I wish this stuff wasn’t $6 a bottle or I’d buy lots of it. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottled. Poured medium-deep brown with a tight-bubbled, well-retained khaki head. The aroma picked up tangy, sweet, and very intriguing bourbon over sweeter chocolates, vanilla, and a lighter dose of smoke.. boozage singed some nose hairs, but it never felt out of balance. The flavor opened with sour bourbon and oak, with a decadent, velvety blend of milk chocolates, darker chocolates, and vanilla not far behind.. ashy smoke, delicious lightly-roasted chocolates, sweet bourbon, and a kiss of sour oak on the long, belly-warming finish.. amazing stuff! Heavier-bodied and very sweet on the palate.. smooth, coating middle.. near-perfect barrel integration.. this was just fantastic. DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle in the photo. Pours jet blackish with 1-finger tan head and very opaque. Nose is a stellar medley of heavy oaky bourbon, as huge a vanilla nose as I have ever encountered, big patent and choc malts, and molasses. Tastes complex, not hugely dense on the palate, but a lot going on in the flavor, with a big oaky bourbon up front, some molasses, malts, and vanilla at mid-palate, and backup hops and cacao. Hot but in a good way. This one straddles the beer/spirit boundary in a good way, giving us the best of both worlds (sing it, Sammy Hagar). craftfreak (13) - USA - NOV 21, 2012
could just about be my favorite beer of all time. aroma is all bourbon, hint of chocolate or coffee but overwhelmingly bourbon. But that is the point, right? 22 months on bourbon barrels is supposed to do that! My favorite bourbon porter/stout. Milky, smooth, rich, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, BOURBON. damn fine brew.