GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Pours thick and next to black w/ a solid two finger head. Superb head retention reducing to a full canopy and a fluffy ring. Aromas of earth, chocolate, vanilla bean, wet rocks, and roasted chestnuts. Full, thick, and viscous nectar w/ good carbonation that produces a milky, creamy texture. Massive roasted malts. Chunky chewy black chocolate smothered in Kentucky Bourbon. This thing kicks up a distinctly defined Bourbon flavor that rushes forward right behind the chocolate. I’ve had this kind of stuff before and I have to tell you, this is the frst to exhibit true flavor from the barrel. Fresh evergreen, toasted waffers, just mildly sweet. The finish is long and satsfying like a steak and egg burrito in the morning. Give me another mam’! Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bourbon and roast up front, made you want to dive in right away, thin tan head. Taste coffe bourbon and slight malt. Wonderful brew kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2008
22 oz bottle via Roth’s. Pours midnight black with a tiny tan head that leaves a ton of spidery lace.. Nose is oak, smoke, bourbon. Mmmmm this is yummy....starts with the chocolate, then some roasted coffee, roasted barley, bourbon, molasses, dark currants, and finishes with a subtle yet enduring oak that lingers for a nice long while into the aftertaste. Body is medium, carbonation is low. This is a world class late night sippers delight blackbear (9) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2010 does not count
Devine beer, black and sooty with fantastic Makers Bourbon notes. Lasts like a grand organic coffee with complexity. Delicious and worth the aging. Age longer longer! truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2008
22oz. bomber. You know this came out of bourbon barrels right on the pour. Not much foam, but a nice tight lace down the glass. Rich, whiskey, dark fruit aroma with just a little wood. Smooth, dry, lightly semi-sweet chocolate flavor was a surprise. I was expecting a syrupy brew (which can be nice as well) and the lack of sap really leads you to explore the flavor more completely. Though my experience with the bourbon barrel beers is still limited, this is the best of them I’ve had so far. Magnificent stuff!