jkwood04 (5476) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2015 mcrae19 (65) - - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pt., 9 fl. oz bottle. Pours the color of motor oil with a 1 ½ inch creamy head. Thick mouthfeel. Heavy whisky aroma with a hint of cherry. Very forward oak and whisky flavors with the perfect amount of hop bite in the finish. Despite the strong flavors and hop bitterness, the beer is creamy and finishes smooth, which would make it very easy for me to polish off a 22 oz. without noticing!
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of oak and booze, some metallic off notes, roasted malts, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Just sort of bad, maybe I waited too long to drink it or something? FestDecBeet (412) - - APR 5, 2015
Look: pours a dark black. Light brown head.
Smell: whiskey. Vanilla. Coconut. Chocolate.
Taste: whiskey. Vanilla. Chocolate.
Feel: medium bodied. Slightly dry up front and sweet in the middle.
Overall: nice beer. More bourbon than I expected.
First drank: home 4/5/15
Vintage: 6/25/13 djd07 (16465) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is wood and vanilla. thin mouth with nice booze, light wood, vanilla, sweetness throughout, very good. gregwilsonstl (2737) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Dark Lots and lots of bourbon Taste. Raisins. Dry. Some cocoa nibs. Strong wood flavor. Boozey. unclemike (3206) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours the color of motor oil with a 1 ½ inch creamy head. Thick mouthfeel. Heavy whisky aroma with a hint of cherry. Very forward oak and whisky flavors with the perfect amount of hop bite in the finish. Despite the strong flavors and hop bitterness, the beer is creamy and finishes smooth
boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bomber shared with hakes and lamont at club w, pitch black pour with hin head, strona aroma of vanilla, alcohol, and caramel, and laten bourbon, with muted citrus notes (according to hakes_ marcus (10977) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a transient tan head and a chocolate and alcohol aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark malt flavor with a warm bourbon trail. bhensonb (16139) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brn/blk with a tan head. Aroma is mixed treacle/bourbon/cola. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is bourbon/treacle with some wood and a hint of graham flour. Pretty good. coachd (1006) - Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2014
The aroma contains lots of bourbon sweetness, some oak, cinnamon and vanilla. Good aroma except for a stainless steel type of scent that was mixed in there. Nice looking flat black color with a big creamy off white head that never quite goes away. Tastes like it smells with a big alcohol burn at the end. I am tasting the oak, spice and sweetness; perhaps if it were aged the burn would not be so strong. I don’t mind a little burn so I won’t knock it down too far for that. The palate is a little watery for such a big beer. Overall I enjoyed it, but I think regular Holy Moly and the now retired Holy Moly 5/7/12 are better. This one would benefit from being more complex. All you get is sweetness, spice and heat. nimbleprop (9048) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2014
50cl bottle pours a watery brown with some very frothy, brown head. Nose has some malt, cinnamon, spice, a little raisin. Flavor is malty, cracker, raisin, chile, bread, molasses. Full, peppery finish.