Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid black pour with a slight brown head. Aroma is butter, chocolate, vanilla, some hop spice and alcohol. Taste is hot alcohol with creamy milk and chocolate and a slightly bitter coffee/hop finish. Very full flavored and thick. Milky smooth body and carbonation.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick inky black. Roasted coffee goodness. Vanilla, wood, and leather. Yum.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lasting ring of dark tan head with a dark brown body. Roasted, vanilla, cherry, aroma. Roast, toast, vanilla, cherry flavor. Silky body.
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the ’Butter’s Last Supper’ tasting. Pours a near black with super fine layer of brown head. Nose is strait alcohol, which once peeled back, has subtle vanilla, chocolate, and coffee notes. Flavor is balanced woody chocolate with vanilla, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar™, and bourbon. Perfect full chewy body, is silky as well. But this is exceptionally expensive, has a lot of alcohol burn, and a touch of vegetal cocoa, so I’m not head over heels in love with this one.
omhper (24386) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Oily black. Evident vanilla and licorice aroma. Sweetish with bready pop-corn and licorice. Full bodied with lots of chocolate, prickly pear frutiness and notes of raspberry, tar and vanilla. Great stuff, but I feel that the whisky flavour detracts more than it adds.
badgerben (5013) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Skyview Tasting 2.5. Black color with no head. Dry, oaky aroma, grains and a bit of vanilla. Strong, dry grain flavor. Plenty of chocolate and roast notes. Fairly dry finish and a bit of salt. Excellent.
Dedollewaitor (15777) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to Stobbe74. Pours pitch black with a small creamy brown head and lacings. Deep roasted nose with chocolate, oak and vanilla. Syrupy, sticky and vaguely warm. Smooth palate. Tasty yet and still just as good without the barrel.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 Bottle @ Stockholm BWF -09. Pours black with a small brown head. Smooth silky mouthfeel, sweet tones of chokolate toffe vanilla coffee licorice. Best oakaged so far.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into glass from bomber. Super silky black pour. AHHH AROMA! Like warm banana bread with chocolate chips in it, and coffee poured over top. The mouthfeel is so unbelievably smooth. Coffee and whiskey in the flavor, bitter lasting aftertaste. Happiness in a glass!
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 22-oz bottle (Batch 1) acquired via trade with MrBunn. Pours an opaque and thick dark brown colored brew with an average sized beige head that has some nice retention. Aroma of toasted dark malt, dark chocolate, smoked wood, vanilla, and a hint of coffee. Taste is full bodied, oily and smooth texture with flavors of toasted caramel, chocolate, vanilla a hint of black licorice, some bourbon, and a hint of cherry. Finish is quite smooth, nicely balance with bourbon, toasted dark malt and vanilla aftertaste. One of the best Bourbon Barrel aged beers of the MN gathering.