ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2013
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head, Fades down fairly slowly.
S - Chocolate and caramel malts, oak, Bourbon, vanilla, rye, some citrus and pine hops, dark fruits, and some booze.
T - Caramel and chocolate malts, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, spicy rye, citrus and pine hops, resiny hop bitterness, dark fruits, molasses, black licorice, coffee, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a touch thick with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Great barrel aged strong ale. Good balance and smoothness. PhillyCraft (7110) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
On tap at Devils Den, dark black pour, thin lace and head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, cherry almonds, fruity hops. Taste is fudge, spicy hops, vanilla, and nice malt candy sweetness. Smooth and drinkable for the heavy alcohol. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Date: July 01, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: clear dark brown
Aroma: sweet chocolate and bourbon aroma
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, rich bourbon, honey sweetness, fruity, complex
Overall: really tasty
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
Score: **** /4
Sample from a 22 oz bomber at Firestone International Beer Fest. Nose is chocolate, black raisins, vanilla notes, and light bourbon. Black with a small tan head. Flavor is chocolate, light bitterness, and vanilla. finishes with a light alcohol warmth. tom10101 (6038) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). Traded by jp7161, thanks Joe! Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is heavy and full of malt/caramel along with strong bourbon/whiskey and vanilla. There’s also somes notes of chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruits. Taste is on the sweet site with malt/caramel, bourbon, vanilla and dark fruits. Taste is lighter than aroma but still heavy. Heavy body. Low carbonation. This beer is very complex and multi-layered, it’s a really nice blend that I would drink again anytime!
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle generously shared by dschiller @ Woodshed 2.0! Surprised as the style on this one as it shows nearly the amount of fudgy brownie goodness as the Iced Eclipse! Decadent chocolate cake, gooey Hershey’s syrup, and Nestlé Quik! Some mocha found in there also. If you have a sweet tooth but aren’t a fan of tooth decay or overly sweet beers, this ones for you! Leighton (21087) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Thanks to Bruce. Pours deep brown with a thick, creamy yellow-beige head. Toasty bread on the nose, some burnt pine, hints of raisins. Medium to big sweet flavor, plenty of dried dark fruits, brown sugar, raisins, plums, mild chocolate, toasty toffee. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish with sturdy offsetting bitter earth, burnt pine, well toasted bread, brown sugar, soft licorice, toffee. Really nice. Quite dynamic. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Dark brown color, thick light brine head. Roasted malt, chocolate, charred oak, rye whiskey, hints of pumpernickel. crossovert (12666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Only my second 5050 beer. A solid one, big bourbon notes as always from these guys. jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours dark cola brown with a small tan head that sticks around for a while and leaves a lot of small spots of lacing on the glass. The aroma is lots of bourbon, some vanilla, coffee, caramel, light coconut, light marshmallow, and some oak. The taste is sweet with bourbon and vanilla, some chocolate, caramel, coffee, and some light coconut. The finish has a bit of coffee as well as some alcohol. Medium body. Low carbonation.