kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle. Compliments of UMNBeerhunter. Poured into a tulip glass a dark, black brown color with a slight tan head. The aroma contains a multitude of smells including first and foremost the bourbon aroma the barrels imparted followed by molasses, dark chocolate, and some vanilla. I must be a little sensitve to the bourbon as in this beer it seems it almost burns the nose a little when you take a big whiff. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Roasty, sweet, vanilla, oak, bourbon all hit your tongue at the same time and meld rather well together. The vanilla comes through pretty nice. Overall, a really good beer. I’d like to see the bourbon "heat" relax with some additional time and see where it goes. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
This beer pours a black with a medium tan head. The aromas are soy, roasted coffee, chocolate. The mouthfeel is stick, bitter and heavy like motor oil. Great beer! OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Yep. My turn. Instead of going into detail on each component of this beer’s characteristics I just want to say that the smoothness of this brew paired with the subtle and well balanced flavors make this one a winner. Very creamy and rich. The bourbon notes in the aroma and taste are so complimentary and intoxicating that they truly make this beer a rare gem. I think this brew is so good due to the fact that the bourbon and beer have come together as one and make something brand new if that makes any sense. It’s damn good, nut much else to say. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Thick black pour with little carbonation. Light tan head. Bourbon aroma with notes of vanilla and a bit of chocolate. Very creamy with a hint of roast underneath. Very creamy flavor. Easy bourbon flavor throughout. Lightly roast flavor. Incredibly smooth and easy to drink. Slightly fruity. Hides the alcohol very well. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Black Brown viscous pour into a glass. Brown head. Aroma is a blast of barrel, vanilla, bourbon, chalk, cocoa, almond, bakers chocolate. Mouth feel is a perfect blend of carbonation, viscosity, and smoothness. Flavor is hot, boozy, vanilla, bourbon wood, chocolate bar, hot chocolate. The bourbon is featured, but the base beer is apparent as well. damn good. believe the hype.
ICEatALAMO (1349) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Finally a beer that has lived up to the hype. The pour is dark with some head. The aroma is blissful, not overpowering bourbon, but enough to warm your nose. The taste is the smoothest beer I have ever had. Never had it fresh, but the bourbon is mellow, but has tons of flavor. Finishes perfectly smooth. Can’t say enough about this beer, finally a 5.0! Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
Tasted at the mikes gi vertical. Nose is high sharp alcohol. Smooth bourbon. Taste massive alcohol bomb with oak and hints of cherries waaaaay in the top and back. Massive alcohol. Lots of movement but lords hotness. Super glad I got to try this one. Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
This beer was all I expected it to be. The body is a rich, oily black with light signs of carbonation. One whiff revealed soft vanilla and coffee with traces of oak and bourbon among dried fruit. The taste is beyond satisfying; smooth chocolate and overly-roasted coffee beans with undertones of vanilla and cherries. So smooth was the finish and left the mouth with a pleasant, almost bitter cocoa finish with a hint of caramel. This is one of the very few beers actually worth the hype, and I thank Jordan for the share. BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2012
At a tasting , 3 bottles brought 1 Rare by gEUS, 1 coffee and 1 Vanilla by me Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
Smell: lots of bourbon, vanilla and sweetness , very balanced tough
Taste: flavour was awesome perfectly balanced a very very good beer altough the vanilla was more of my liking ;-)
RBAG 2012. Holy fawking Vishnu what bit of awesomeness just appeared in my glass. Dark blackish brown with a ring of brown bubbles circling my glass. My glass smells like heaven, deep thick milk chocolate, massive vanilla notes, bourbon, smoke, oak. I truly don’t think a beer can smell better than this one this has blown my mind. So thick and viscous tasting this almost has the mouth feel of melted chocolate ice cream. Ash, vanilla, cherry, mild coffee the list goes on…………The chocolate is bitter but never harsh bitter. The bourbon is perfectly plate in the beer. This must be what gods cum taste like. Oily brown film is completely coating my empty glass. Best beer of the night by far.