Advocate_Ames (635) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Pours dark, thick, and has a chocolate colored foam head that dissipates leaving a simple ring around my glass. The aroma is of noticeable sweet whiskey, hints of corn, chocolate, medium vanilla intensity, toffee, some oak, subtle cinnamon spice, and an espresso roasted scent. Very complex and inviting. Tasting is smooth, some cream or milk sugar, and an amazing roast, tobacco, and bitter taste. There is notes of chocolate, mild whiskey intensity, sugary grains, butter, oats, and vanilla. The body is full but not as thick as expected from the poor. It’s an easy drinkable brew, and has a good warming finish. Overall a great brew and one to remember. mR_fr0g (12957) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. Huge Thanks! A dark black / mahogany brown coloured pour with a halo of dark tan head. Aroma is sweeet praline, vanilla, oak, bourbon, spicy coffee bean. Smooth booze on the nose. Flavour is composed of smooth layered malts, sweet praline, oak and vanilla sweetness, tangy roast, and woody finish. Palate is full bodied, sticky, moderate carbonation. Really good. dnstone (3462) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Roasty chocolately aroma with nice bourbon (vanilla, caramel, coconut) aromas. Poured a black color with nice tan head. Aromas carry through in the flavor; nice roasty highlights and the bourbon character is not too dominant.
Notes: Denver Rare Beer Tasting ’15 Niko100 (2969) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, & whiskey notes; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, oak, caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, some dark fruit, and whiskey; Very nicely balanced & complex; Sooo good! fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle shared with friends during poker and beer tasting. Lots of dark chocolate and wood flavors. fantastic. One of the best of the night.
DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black. Great aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, cookies. Sweet flavor with chocolate and vanilla. Full-bodied. Sledutah (7763) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle at the RBWG hotel bottle share VsXsV (4523) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Clear dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of vanilla and woody. Flavors of vanilla, woody and plastic
Bottle, thanks thebaldwizard. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, raw sugar, toffee, oak, bread and toast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, chocolate and coffee . Full bodied with low to medium carbonation and sticky mouthfeel. Nice my dude. BuckeyeBoy (8205) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. nose is great heavy roast malts a very nice barrel notes vanilla brown sugar. Taste is more of the barrel goodness vanilla roast malts sweetness chocolate this is great. bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Poured a deep black with a frothy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood, and bourbon. Flavor follows the nose perfectly and was insanely smooth and mellow. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, and smooth finish to it. No alcohol noticed and this was amazing and easy-drinking.