NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Draft at Fobab. Pours a deep brown with a tan head that falls fairly quickly. The nose is rich. Big bourbon note on the front end, along with toasted malt, cocoa. Cocoa is light, enhanced by the distinct vanilla. Some oaky spice comes through as well. On tasting, this is a big huge beer. Burly body, loads of booze and warming. Rich malt profile that is wacked with the sweetness of the bourbon. Vanilla. Big finish, not dry. Drinks like more of a dark barleywine than anything. Solid.