alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2017
11.2 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Nine Giant crew. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, figs, caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, wood, some bready character, a slight vinous note, very good. Iphonephan (7281) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2017
From a 75 cl bottle, vintage 2015. Pours a hazy dark mahogany with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon and oak. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla and pit fruits, with a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied. Smooth finish. Ratman197 (15354) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2017
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of bourbon, caramel, oak and light fruitiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, bourbon and light oak with a smooth dry lingering brown sugar finish. ajnepple (7059) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2017
On tap at Hops & Pie. Brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toasted oak, mild caramel/toffee and light chocolate. Similar flavor, rich, smooth and malty with bourbon barrel complexities. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Wow, pretty nice overall. JStax (7175) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2017
12 ounce bottle. The beer is a dark brown with a beige head of foam. Good head retention. The aroma has fig, musty wine, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet and moderately boozy taste. Big body and medium carbonation.
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2017
Dark brown pour. More barrel than doppelbock, though the base doesn’t quite hit the style either. Sweet, boozy, light breadlines under the barrel. Pretty good. tmoreau (4631) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2017
Shared 2015-750 ml. bottle poured to snifters showing a fairly clear, mahogany color, with a bubbly layer of tan foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was toasted, slightly roasted, with a touch of cocoa, caramel, some spice, ripened dark fruit, barrel/oak, subtle vanilla, and lurking bourbon presence. The taste was similar, medium+ bodied, with fair carbonation that gradually softened, warmth, moderate, earthy & tannic bitterness, and finishing dryness. BB advanced the base notes, but the cellaring took a little of the edge off, imo. BuckeyeBoy (8469) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 3, 2017
On tap pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is great bourbon barrel vanilla chocolate and pit fruit. Taste is more of the bourbon barrel vanilla roast some pit fruit and nice one. IndianaRed (5031) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2017
On Tap at PreFunk Boise. Great caramel malty aromas. Some bourbon flavors but mostly the smooth boozy caramel brown malts. Very smooth and tasty. williamstome (1989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon,with hints of coffee and dates. Taste follows, lots of bourbon and oak.