MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2011
bottle shared by someone at a recent private BA tasting. Pours black with no head. Nose is of bourbon, pepper and roast malt. Taste is of chocolate, pepper and bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium-thin with a dry mouth-coating feel. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Shared at bas release. Nose booze and malt. Taste booze and malt and cherries and nice. Smooth to sharp. Clean finish with slight tart fruitiness. Would enjoy this again with a clean palate. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour, little to no head. Nutty, sweet, bourbony, dessertish nose...inviting for sure, soft vanilla and fudge, and nuts. Flavors keep up the pace with nicely sweet dessertish vanilla-laden fudge and nut butter...smooth as silk, velvety really, a little acid on the edges from the barrell, the bourbon influence is wonderfully dessertish here...super cashmere palate. Wonderful fuckin shit right here. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
Consumed at a recent DC area tasting. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pour yields a very dark brown brew with a thin tan head. The nose carries a good amount of bourbon along with some roasted malt and chocolate. There’s a bit of sweetness in there as well, backing up the roast. The flavor melds the bourbon, chocolate, and sweet malt together well, with a bit of booze in the finish alongside the roasted malt. Nice combination of flavor effects. Medium body with a nice barrel presence. A really nice brew; glad I was able to grab a bottle of this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-30-2011 MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
translucent nut brown with a thin oily beige head. Burnt nut, chocolate, sugary. Flavor is sweeter, chocolate and banana, light burnt notes. Roast and salt finish.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
Opaque dark black pour. Chocolate and cocoa aroma with tons of bourbon. Lots of bourbon on the tongue. Chocolate in the background. Roasty finish. Decent. nimbleprop (8709) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2011
22oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with zero head. Big nose, bourbon, wood, vanilla, toasted malts, coconut, toasted wood. Flavor is sweet, boozy, toasted coconut, black malts, light coffee, caramel, whiskey, cherry, toast. Full bodied, sweet, boozy finish. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
this is an interesting beer in that the barrel aged version doesn’t taste barrel aged and the regular does... lots of roasted chocolate in this, very chewy... pretty good but grab the regular if you can argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks ? Small tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, some stickiness. BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (chocolate, roast, nutty), low hops (herbal), prune, dates, plum, oak, vanilla, and alcohol. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation and creaminess with a sweet texture and dry finish.