RedBeardface (1) - - APR 21, 2012 does not count
The first thing that wow’d me was the aroma. Notes of whiskey and rye and a sweetness that I couldn’t put my finger on. I went back for a second and third whiff on this one, couldn’t get enough of it. The first sip didn’t disappoint, good mouthfeel and a taste that (IMO) is second only to Founders KBS. Wish I had a keg of this to myself, I would gladly spend my entire savings. BigMike (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Had on tap at Capone’s. Poured into a tulip glass.
Dark brown in color. Borderlining black. Very little head, maybe a half a pinky finger of slightly off white head.
Smell is very strong of whiskey. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, are also present.
Taste is very much of whiskey. After the initial whiskey fades it’s followed by lot’s of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. A lot of woody oak flavors also.
Mouthfeel is smooth. A touch of alcohol burn but very nice. A little above medium bodied but not quite full bodied. Light carbonation is easily drinkable.
This is a very tasty beer. I could sip on this all night long. The whiskey is present but not overbearing. Overall this is a great beer.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2009
On tap @ Founders. Black pour, rousing gives a short thick tan head. Light whiskey notes, cocoa, roast, chocolate on the aroma. Initially, the barrel hits the palate a bit hard, but as it warms it eventually blends in with the coffee and chocolate-like components. The alcohol and tannins still contribute but don’t overwhelm. An extremely well-balanced BA beer. egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Dark brown with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, light smoke, and some alcohol. Taste of roasted malts, smoke, vanilla, whiskey, chocolate, and faint alcohol in the finish. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark, deep brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of whiskey, wood/oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Tastes of vanilla, whiskey, chocolate, some, and caramel. Nice...went back the next day for more!
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Draft @ Founders...pour was dark black with no head. Nose was quite balanced with some vanilla bean, charred oak, rye, chocolate and a bit of espresso coming through. The barrel-aging didn’t seem to thin this out at all...flavors were all of the above mentioned. Great brew. timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Tap at Founders. Snifter, nearly black pour, small light tan head. Roast coffee and malt aromas, fair amount of booze/barrel. Much going on in the flavor hear. Roasted malt, cocoa, peat backbone with caramel, vanilla, oak accenting. Near full, viscous body. Pleasant roast espresso finishing. A well made barrel aged brew from Founders. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2009
On tap at Rozi’s pours black with tan head. Aroma is coffee roast, oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and cocoa. Opulent mouthfeel. Flavors follow the nose. The bourbon is not over the top. The barrel flavors play really well with the base beer and is really smooth. Easily one of the best beers out there. barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2009
On tap at Rozi’s. Nice oak, coffee, caramel, chocolate, rye and whiskey balance. Did not have alot of expectations for this but was very pleasantly suprised. Very smooth finish. I love the opaque black coloring and the wonderful chocolate, coffee and malty aroma. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Tap at Capones. Pours a deep deep black with a smaller creamy deep tan head that laced. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, whiskey, chocolate and tobacco along with oak. Flavor of vanilla, chocolate ice cream, tobacco, oak, whiskey, nuts and dark chocolate.