Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft at the taphouse courtesy of Brandon, thanks! Clear maroon color. Aroma of rye bread and pumpernickel. Taste is rye seeds and carraway. Tasty. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from the local New Seasons.
A: Dark wooden brown with a firm, if receding, creme colored head. Good lacing.
N: Coffee, oak, caramel, bourbon, cocoa, cola, bubble gum. All over the place.
T: Huge caramel sweetness and tons of cola as a kind of bittering agent. Some butter.
M: Medium body and well carbonated. Oily.
O: Decent, though I’m not entirely sure what they’re going for here. Strong Ale? Barleywine? Worth a try, but not spectacular. douglas88 (9573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bomber from Belmont. They had a good bit of this. Pours a deep black purple color with a small off-white greyish head. A big malty and rye whiskey nose. The flavor is complex and certainly reminiscent of AFTW: sweet berries, toffee, age, whiskey and oak, heat, something harsh and warm like a shot of whiskey in the throat, earthy, plum, smoke. Deep down this is a fruity smoky ale. The heat is a tad bit rough. Good brew. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 Tap @ Breakside’s Anniversary event... Poured dark brown, near black with a thick, frothy, light tan head. Barrel notes on the nose. Smooth with a nice booziness. Not really any pronounced smokinesss, just a nice whiskey tone with some sweetness and alcohol warmth. pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On draught at Breakside’s 3rd Anniversary Party. Dark brown color. Smoky sweet aroma. Smooth chocolate, rye malt, smoked vanilla flavor. Woodsy finish.
marcus (10584) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
On tap at FredFest 2013. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a whiskey aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark malt flavor with lots of whiskey and a dry finish.