bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
draft at O’briens. pours dark brown thin a thin head. mild roast aroma, flavor was very smooth with som elight wood notes, and roasted choclate. the bouron adds a nice touch without being overwhelming, although is also not that exciting. SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2008
draft at homebrew mart location - samples alongside the regular version; thin, dark brown with almost no head and little carbonation; aromas of sweet vanilla and a healthy dose of barrel sourness; an odd sourness dominates the flavors and the base beer is all but gone; pretty disappointing nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Pours like the standard Marlin from the tap at the brewery but with no discernable head. Brimming with bourbon vanilla and sweet molasses with faint smoke. A hint flat but easily the finest beer of theirs Ive had on tap so far. Well done. JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
Tap at the tasting room. Very dark black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is pretty solid. Cocoa and chocolate with a soft vanilla/bourbon character in the nose. A light oaky sweetness that accentuates the cocoa and roast of the base beer. Even a soft fruitiness that works pretty well in here. Earthy with a noticable hoppiness. Nice brew. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Tap at the brewery. Jet black pour, dark brown head. Very nice sweet aroma, slight bourbon notes, vanilla,coffee. Vanilla and slight bourbon flavor, very smooth going down. Primo stuff.
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle at GABF 2008. Black - light brown head. Roasted, bourbon, vanilla, sweetness, berries,lactic, wood, roasted, ligh burned, unbalanced. joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle at GABF 2008.
Clear brown coloured with a meidum sized beige head.
Light roasted aroma of bourbon and vanilla.
Roasted flavour of bourbon and vanilla with notes of chocolate.
Roasted finish of whisky. fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
From the Growler and shared with Padrefan and toncatcher. Nice wooden oak aromas with some metallic dustiness. Flavors were vanilla sweetness with hints of bourbon and more wood. Decent dusty porter flavor as well. Pretty tasty stuff.padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Earlier Rating: 1/17/2008 Total Score: 4
Draft at O’Brien’s. Darkest pour with decent head. Lots of wood and chocolate and coffee aromas. Flavors were more wood, a bit of tart, and some more roasted maltiness. Coffee and chocolate still came through. I really liked this one.
From a growler filled at Ballast Point. Shared with fordest and toncatcher. Aromas of the wood, and some smokey bourbon. Flavors of wood and warming bourbon. Very mild and easy to drink. Oscbert (1319) - Lincoln, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Earlier Rating: 1/17/2008 Total Score: 3.7
Draft at O’briens. Dark roasted chocolate and malt. Some wood and some coffee flavors. Good.
~Pours black with creamy off white head.
~Nice strong oaky bourbon/whisky scent
~Taste like coffee with oak, malts and bourbon.
~Medium feel, creamy with bitter finish.
~ This is delicious! I love whisky and I love beer. Great combo! Yum!