slowrunner77 (13622) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 24, 2018
2 year old bottle holding up pretty dang well. Ever so slight oxidation. The body is juuuust a touch thin, but I'm really nitpicking here. Great nose of coffee vanilla barrel and dark malts in equal measure. Ox only comes through a tiny tiny bit on the tongue. Coffee booze and vanilla heavy in a good way. 4.3-4.4. blipp (10184) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 3, 2018
Bottle to celebrate 10K. This bottle was a gift from my sister-in-law; thanks, Val! Enjoyed with my wife (pregnant, 1 sip), mother-in-law (about a 4 ounce pour), and daughter (1 drop off of my pinky). Pours near black with a beige head. Boozy and fudgy, with chocolate, light plummy fruity notes, mild roasted malts, and a little coffee. After a year in the barrel and 2 years in the bottle, this is still doing fine. rxeight (3344) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Feb 2016. 750ml. Appearance is black with a frothy mocha head that recedes over a few minutes. Aroma is bakers chocolate, with some whiskey deep down a touch of oak vanilla. Taste is bitter chocolate. Oaky bourbon. Light sweetness. joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 26, 2016
On tap at the Beer Baron. It pours a dark brown color with a foamy light brown head. The aroma is sweet with wood, vanilla and a little coffee. Tiramisu? The flavor is nice and rich with some fudge, smoke, coffee and bourbon. Full bodied and the alcohol is noticeable before a smoky, lightly roasted finish. Pretty darn good, but not my favorite variant in this series. BuckeyeBoy (9325) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to darrel. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is amazing big vanilla bourbon barrel notes chocolate heavy roast and a nice spice. Taste is more of the amazing vanilla chocolate bourbon barrel sweetness. Wow this is great in just whish I had another one to open in a year.
ctipping (2320) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2016
750 mL bottle. Heaven Hills [sic], per the neck tag. Bottled 2/2016. Black body with an ample khaki head. Smell has a lot of bourbon. Lots of vanilla. Rich coffee. Some chocolate. Vanilla is the primary flavor. Huge vanilla flavor. Coffee behind it. Bourbon is in the back end, but still strong. Oaky in the finish. Medium heavy. Pretty boozy. This is really delicious. Marheb (6355) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
(En fût à Sunset Beer): Définitivement au haut du palmarès des bières qui sont habitées par le chocolat noir, c’est assez hypnotisant. Ajoutez à ça une vanille chaude et un bois tranchant dans un corps robuste et moyennement liquoreux. jtclockwork (17914) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle - (Heaven Hill) pours black tan head - nose/taste of bourbon, coffee, vanilla, oak, chocolate cake - medium body. vtafro (7453) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle. (Heaven hill) Dark pour with tan head. Sweet vanilla, oak, whiskey aromas. Chocolate, vanilla, whiskey and oak Flavors. Original rate 6/1/2016 JohnnyJ (5575) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle. Black pour, with a tan head. Smooth milk chocolate, vanilla, mild coffee, vanilla bean, bourbon, oak, roast, and sweetness. Nice barrel aged version.