tcon25 (910) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2017
Bottle pour at home, happy opening day. Pour into Avery signature barrel glass. Black pour thin head. Coco and coffee bourbon aroma, flavor is a little sweet and malty, oak bourbon licorice, can’t say I really taste the cinnamon, but there were a little spice nots. These guys never disappoint with the barrel series. IrishBoy (4221) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 25, 2017
12 oz bottle from Ratman! Nose is vanilla, chocolate,with light amounts of bourbon, wood and chilies. Black with a small lightly lacing cinnamon tan head. Flavor is moderately sweet dark chocolate, vanilla, and a nice light amount of pepperiness that gently licks your tongue. Excellent! Thanks for the bottle Don. AirForceHops (7535) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2017
12 oz. bottle thanks to T.J. May 2016 vintage. Glad you spent the money for this. Too rich for my blood! Thanks dog!WillRunForBeer (2702) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2017
No head on a pitch black liquid. The aroma is pepper up front, light vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate.
The flavor is what it should be. Yes again, cinnamon, light vanilla, and plenty of chiles. Oily texture over the palate. Body is medium plus with a mild chili heat. Thankful that the pepper heat is mild.
12oz bottle shared by Chalumeaux. Dated 05/19/16. Thanks, TJ! Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is cinnamon, vanilla, chili, chololate. Flavor is chocolate, chilis, vanilla, cinnamon. Bourbon barrel aging effect is hard to detect. Chalumeaux (1611) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Poured from bottle dated May 19, 2016 cherry cola color with a thin tan head and nice lacing. Aromas of dark fruit spices molasses cinnamon. Taste is tobacco dark fruit cocoa and a nice lingering chili finish. It’s good but trying to find the barrel here.
dnstone (3442) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Pours black in color with a white head. Boozy cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate aroma. Thick and sweet, chocolately with strong vanilla Bourbon booze character and a nice significant chili burn in the finish. Cinnamon is in there but get gets eclipsed a bit by the chilies.
Notes: On tap at the Aces and Ales Big Ass Barrel Aged Beer Bonanza Bonanza Blowout (Feb ’17) katrinaez (2137) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Aroma is molasses, dark ripe fruit, and a tiny pepper. Punch of chilis, but not the spice, just the flavor. Tobacco, vanilla, red velvet cake, and booze. Lots of booze. Bottle. baraciisch (3311) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Dark black pour... Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, bourbon barrel... Flavor is chocolate, cinnamon, peppers, bourbon, vanilla... lots of pepper heat on palate... Solid
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12 oz. bottle. Black body with no head. Smells of alcohol and cinnamon. Sweet with a little chocolate. Tastes boozy. Cinnamon. Heavily sweet. A little bit of chocolate hidden by alcohol. Rough and tough to drink. This is too much. anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle @ Rare Beer Breakfast 2016. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel woody bourbon aroma. Roasted malty chocolate woody vanilla flavor with hints of chili. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate bourbon vanilla finish.