peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
Dark and oily pour. Approaching SA triplebock pour. nose is very oaky. Taste is overrun with wax and plastic notes, but a bourbon character provides a contrast. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 22, 2010
Courtesy of thirdeye11. Dark brown color/ no head. Tart wet wood, deep roasted malt aromas. medium bodied. Woody, chocolate malted milk shake flavors with roasted blackened malts. good. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, vinous, coconut, bourbon, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, vanilla, toasted coconut, marshmallow, caramel, bourbon, and chocolate with a dry wood finish. blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, dark brown pour with tan foam, aroma has vanilla, chocolate with dark fruit, flavors of coffee, bourbon, vanilla, some dustiness, chocolate, medium bodied yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle by Bill. Love this version. The barrel did this beer nicely from what I remember of the regular a few weeks back. Smooth mellow barrel and bourbon. Some vanilla and dark chocolate. Nice body, silky and nice to drink. Still could even mellow more, would age nicely for a bit.
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2010
(22oz bomber bottled 2-11-09 :: Rating #1300) espresso brown in color with light tan head. Nose of fudge, cola, nuts. Taste of bourbon, barrel, fudge, sweet dark chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, with a medium body that’s very creamy. Excellent!! BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a thick brown body and a small off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, barrel, chocolate, vanilla and brown sugar. Taste is brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla, oak and goodness. Light bubbles, well attenuated for a big imperial stout. MeadMe (1680) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Big props to Maltzilla for breaking this one open. One of 96 bottles made.
A: Pours a deep dark black hue with a small tan head. No real retention but it does grow some legs.
S: Heavily roasted malt, bordering on charred. Hints of dark chocolate, coffee, and bourbon.
T: Bold roast in the flavor as well. Chocolate and espresso lead the way. There is some oak and bourbon notes as well. Rather bold and aggressive. No real sweetness to be detected.
M: Rather full in body, rich, dark, fairly bitter from start to finish ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Dark pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty with light oaky tannins. Barrel character seemed slightly faded. Roast, bitter chocolate, and coffee. Bourbon and vanilla were muted. Overall still a solid beer worthy of the hype craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Draft sample @ Brewvival on 2/27/10. Big black pour with a 2 finger tan head.... beauty to look at. Some Bourbon on the nose - would like a bit more out of it.... big creamy body with notes of vanilla, oak, Bourbon, and sweet malts. finishes with a bit more Bourbon. I prefer the non BA Blackbeerd.