Christpuncher (3112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2016
aroma is coffee and roasted grains. flavor is well balanced, some chocolate, some coffee, and some bourbon. pours brown with a thin tan head. had at lincoln station. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2016
2015 bottle. Thanks Miguel. Aroma is sweetened bourbon, molasses, and chocolate. Tastes like bourbon and cocoa with light smoke and chocolate. Good stuff. Dal9000 (633) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
At DHT. Pours black with a small sticky head. Tastes creamy with a slight chocolate vanilla cocoa taste
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Opaque deep brown, minimal head. Strong vanilla, some tannic oak, alcohol, light earthiness. Quite bitter, some initial lighter sweetness, progressing to very dry. Medium heavy body, long finish. Low carbonation. Excellent. kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Medium thickness mouthfeel. Dark black body with a lighter brown thin head. Aroma is a dull cocoa smell. Good chocolate taste with hints of caramel.
alliance100 (1152) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Draft at Hopcat GR - 2013 vintage - pours an oily black with thin tan head . Sweet bourbon and roasted barley aroma . Taste brings hints of oak , sweet bourbon that is balanced by loads of roasted barley , even a little dried dark fruit . Excellent .
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2014 Bottle I had stored for about a year. Wish I had bought one for immediate consumption for comparison because this is fantastic. Poured a pitch black with a thin Khaki head that dissipates immediately. Aroma is wonderful. Up front your getting your bourbon. Oak, Vanilla, anise, smoke, and dark chocolate. Flavor is bourbon and chocolate cake.. Full bodied. Very slick texture. alcohol is present with a slight dry finish.
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Swee, roasted, barrel aromas. Chocolate, roasted, bourbon and sweet flavors. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown almost black like oil with just a little thinner viscosity and khaki colored head. Bourbon, roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bourbon warmth and chocolatey depth. furthur (1192) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle, thanks Chris! Nearly opaque black beer, slight head fades to thinnest ring. Aroma big bourbon and vanilla, dried plums and cherries, toasted barley, molasses, lots of alcohol fumes. Taste is bourbon, dried plums, coffee, vanilla, oak. This bottle is labeled 2013 and it’s still hot. What was it like fresh?! Palate is thick but not syrupy, carbonation very subdued. Finish is mercifully dry and roasty, and boozy.