phranq (249) - - AUG 6, 2017 evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque brown/black with a tan head. Smells definitively of bourbon, with some underlying chocolate and a very light touch of smoke. Flavor is more clearly a scotch ale. Dark malt, both smoky and caramelicious, with a bit of vanilla. Woody, oaky smoke comes back in the finish, which is long and satisfying. Thick body.
Sweet malt and toasted caramel notes in the nose from a dark Brown ppur. Complex sweet nd smoke flavor rounds to a nicr not harsh finish solidfunk (9011) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Pretty solid scotch ale. Light but well integrated bourbon like the floorboards in a bar in Kentucky. Some smoke. Dark pour with ok head. Caramel and tangy sweet finish. Bottle. Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 26, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, vanilla, and bourbon. commonmac (1263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2017
On tap at Rumpus Room with GLBTQ crew. Snifter glass. Minimal head on a deeper amber, almost purple colored effort. Aroma is caramel and toffee with a dark fruit undertone. Gives off a little bit of a Belgian quad vibe. Taste is dangerously sweet and alcohol heavy with a dark candied fruit quality and a big malty sweetness. A definite sugary presence. This one feels like it will come back to haunt you. Overall the caramel sweetness is delicious and it carries through in the consumption experience. This brewery knows how to bourbon barrel age a beer. rosskyle (733) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Served on tap at Rumpus Room. Dark black color with a brown head. Bourbon aroma. Chocolate plum scotch flavor. Heavy body.
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DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods. Turbid, dark brown pour, tan head. Great nose and flavor, dense palate, earthy malt, tannins, woody notes, oak, bourbon, complex finish. Outstanding. I seem to be zoned in on the Central Waters house character.jc1762 (1472) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2017
Earlier Rating: 10/25/2013 Total Score: 4.5
Bottle from Capone’s, Pours thick and turbid dark brown toward mahogany with minimal tan head. Nose is a great beer/spirit hybrid mix of oaky bourbon, earthy dusty malts, molasses, vanilla, tannins. Tastes of huge oak, bourbon, molasses, earthy caramel, with a rich finish and well hidden alcohol. This one is delicious.
Bottle poured into a snifter showing translucent brown with latte colored rims.
The nose shows sweet caramel, light molasses, hints of soy sauce against a bourbon background.
The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Lightly sweet with flavors of caramel malts and light bourbon background. Not bad for the style. dogfish120love (1333) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Pours a reddish brown to mahogany. aroma is vanilla, Bourbon, Oak. The flavor is sweet but the beer is somewhat The flavor is sweet but the beer is somewhat oxidized. tryemallonce (28) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2017
UPDATED: APR 25, 2017 When I opened fresh bottles 6 months ago it was the best beer I had ever had, bar none. Everything about this beer was about as good as it gets. Flavor and aroma were out of this world. I will definately try finding more on the next release. This is an extremely good beer, especially when fresh. ganache (5955) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle vintage 2016, label says nothing about alcohol content (legal?). Nose huge chocolate, wood, soy sauce, murky-inky and lightly aged but inviting. Pour beautiful dark brown with tawny and ruby and amber highlights, head is sudsy tan. Taste extremely rich in malt, British yeast leaving its fruity ester fingerprints all over, alcohol is bracing but clean and medium-warming, very classy, and there are waves of brown sugar and molasses throughout, gearing up to strong treacle by the finish. On the whole only lightly sweet and that’s densely embedded, with a smooth and clean light bitterness that rounds. Light body but not watery, minimally fizzy, light vanilla (certainly not overdoing it on the barrel character, which is a major plus), several shades of caramel with sherry and very faintly oxidized notes, yet still tastes very fresh, even a tad young for service. Earthy, leathery, lighter cherry and red berry, plummy and grape even further back than that, slight tobacco, lightly oily, hint of smoke but I have to look for it. Wonderful complexity and a legit big boy, delighted to have gone in blind. [2017.03.01: 4.5]