anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Rating #7500. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and strong bourbon aroma with hints of vanilla. Roasted malty dark chocoalte and caramel flavor with strong hints of bourbon and oak. Also hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty sweetish dark chocolate finish with lots of bourbon in the aftertaste. Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2012
Draft. Clear maroon color, solid beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of moderate whiskey, vanilla, Starbucks. Taste is coffe spiked with Jack Daniels. Medium body. Nice. madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
23rd November 2012Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
THE Fruit Sour tasting. Thanks to Bruce for this one. Semi opaque dark brown beer. Little pale tan head. Mile bourbon nose. mild minerals. Smooth dark malts with very slightly sour chocolate. Soft finish. Very nice.
Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - thanks to Bruce. Pours clear brown with a light, creamy tan head. Sweet chocolate nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with cocoa, light earth. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Light sweetness to finish with faintly oily chocolate, light roast, faint dry toast and wood. Decent stuff. jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with fluffy tan head. Nose and taste of oak, bourbon barrel, vanilla, roasted chocolate and alcohol soaked dark fruit. In the aroma, the notes meld together well. Taste is a bit overpowering in the bourbon - instead of adding a subtle nuisance it takes over the beer. In a bad way. Not much else going on. Very one dimensional. Body is too light for this kind of treatment.
Scopey (15704) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle thanks to Bruce as a warm-up before he main event. It pours very dark brown with a small quickly dissipating light tan head. The nose is toasted coconut, wood, vanilla, caramel and earth. The taste is dark fruit, wood, earth, roasted malt, light charcoal, toasted coconut and a touch of caramel to balance it out. Finish is very dry and of long duration. Medium body and fine carbonation. Fairly light and pretty easy drinking. Decent stuff. djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with small beige head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is strong roast, caramel, wood, and light smoke. Thin mouthfeel with sweet roast, dark chocolate, caramel and lingering sweet finish. Good. Ratman197 (15364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, carmel, vanilla, light bourbon and a hint of carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, carmel and light bourbon with a smooth lingering milk chocolate finish. Tmoney99 (14973) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a dark brown color with a moderate frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted nutty malt and vanilla woody aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium sweet smooth finish of moderate to long duration. Solid standout brew. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
A deep dark porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a pungent bourbon barrel, wood coming out nicely, wood extract, cork, in your face. In mouth, a tobacco laden chocolate, with molasses, metallic hops, wood extract, a bit too much for me, but a nice challenge. On tap at the brewpub, August 13, 2011.