Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a beautiful sweet chocolate with Bourbon barrel and licorice, dark fruits and light soy and alcohol warmth. In mouth, a great sweet chocolate covered maraschino cherry with Bourbon, alcohol, dark plums, licorice and cold coffee, rich and smooth. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draught in a flight. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate light brown head on it. Nose is both very hoppy and quite roasty - something more akin to a black IPA than a blend. Taste is much the same, with both the roasting elements and the bitter hoppiness coming through. I got none of the Jack aging effect in this beer. Still tasty, though. TimsRatings (421) - - MAY 31, 2013
On tap at Bottle Revolution (Raleigh)
Dark caramel color with almost nonexistent head. Caramel aroma. Mild taste with hints of Jack. Aftertaste is identical to beer taste, which is odd as most beers worth their weight in salt have *something* different to offer
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UPDATED: NOV 21, 2015 Alla spina. Nera e pressoché priva di schiuma, aroma e gusto sono una cacofonia di malto tostato, frutta cotta e cacao amaro con note di cioccolato, luppolo, whisky, agrumi e spezie varie. Corposa e oleosa, è una birra intensa ma pasticciata e non molto equilibrata... ma buona! jredmond (8508) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Draft at brouwers with Linh and nee. Pours a deep black body with thin white lacing. Aroma is light, watery with light cocoa notes. Mouthfeel is watery with notes of cocoa, light smoke, roast, bourbon.
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s Back in Black 2012. Pours black, with a beige head. High contrast -- the head is actually quite light given the opacity of the brew. There’s more black than tan in the nose -- roasty malts and chocolate provide a backbone, and a pine hop flavor rides above. The whiskey is apparent, but not dominant, which is a good thing. It’s tasty, if a bit hot. PhillyCraft (7714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
On tap, a blend of Emelisses triple ipa and russian imperial aged in Jack Daniels barrels. Pours a mirror black, medium beige head, awesome thick sheets of lacing. Aroma/Taste of sugary JD whiskey, cherries, tons of apples and cider flavors. Some vanilla, and a good amount of hops present from the triple ipa. Sticky, and filled with apple brandy notes. BREWMUSKCLES (2729) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Strong ivy, coriander and rye with a warming sour mash initial hit off the tap brew calms down much after a few minutes. Brew comes on powerful with basement dank hop character at first. Stays busy and moderate thru out. A bit of a milky cream to it near the finish probably leads to the name. esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Draught @ In de Wildeman, Amsterdam.
Black and oily pour, creamy beige head. Slightly salty and licoricy aroma with dark ripes. Whiskey pretty much stays on the back giving slightly alcoholic and spicy wood note to it. Sweetish malty and dark caramelly flavor with lots of sweet ripes and some soy sauce. Bitter finish with dark chocolate, dryfruits, fine woody dryness and whiskey notes. Full bodied, oily and velvety texture. Very good PotjeBier (3628) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2012
On tap @ In De Wildeman. Color as good as black, opaque. Beige head. Aroma’s: drop (licorice), laurel/bay leaves, hopbitter, some fruit, some sweetness retronasal. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium. Light ash in the finish and then bitter. Nice beer, but I fail to detect the JD, alas.