Benzai (16918) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle shared by Countbeer. Dark brown to black color, medium sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, caramel and huge bourbon. Taste malts, sweet, again loads of bourbon, light vanilla, light toffee, caramel, wet raisins. Bourbon flavoured aftertaste with a firm bitterness to it as well. Full body, oily texture, medium but also a bit soft carbonation somehow. Very nice! brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Pours a murky brownish-amber color with a finger of off-white head. A nice bourbon and vanilla note to it on top of the rich caramel and toffee malt smells. The flavor is quite similar. Heavy bourbon, vanilla, and wood with a strong caramel malt flavor and some brown sugar. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to John. Pours a dark brown with beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, booze, vanilla, and smoke. Thick mouthfeel with bourbon and nice roast in the finish. Really enjoyed this one. Scopey (16227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th, many thanks to jackl. It pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. The nose is wood, boozy, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, Christmas pudding and spice. The taste is roasted malt, caramel, sweet toffee, vanilla, toasted coconut, charcoal, fudge, bourbon, earth and chewy malt with a warming, bitter-sweet finish. Medium-full body and average carbonation. Not bad, but I can’t say I love it. Pretty sweet. Ratman197 (15612) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2010
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, carmel, toffee, alcohol and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, carmel, toffee, alcohol, light vanilla, light fruittiness and a hint of oak with a smoopth dry lingering carmel finish.
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle (2009 - 69/246) at home - Tasting. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. Bourbon, licorice, fruity, roasted, sharpness, coconut, dried fruits, high malty, nice balance. Tmoney99 (15116) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle sample at Noogfest High 5.
Poured a hazy dark brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium toasted malt, wood and earthy scotch aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
A smooth complex drinkable brew. kermis (14955) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks! Near black with barely any head. Aroma of big bourbon, vanilla, woody barrel notes, toffee, sweet malt and caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2009
750 mL bottle... #214/246. Courtesy of tarheels86. Pours a hazy dark brown color with not much of a head. The aroma is sublime. Caramel, toffee, leafy hops, vanilla, maple, bourbon, faint smokiness, booze and green apple. Taste is caramel, toffee, bourbon, wood, faint smoky notes, leafy hops, something faintly cheesy. Full bodied and very smooth. The regular Big Sound is a phenomenal beer but the bourbon works with this too well. This is epic. Fantastic beer. Dogbrick (14300) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale on 08/27/2011. This brew is a murky reddish-brown color with a thin tan head that was nearly gone by the time the glass got to me. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of peaty malt, bourbon and vanilla. Rich body with an oaky bourbon character and notes of dark malts, vanilla and figs. The finish is earthy malt and bourbon. Good all around.