Iphonephan (6635) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle at the DC gathering May 1, 2016. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Flavors of caramel and bourbon. Roast finish.
GenDV138 (6839) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 oz pour on draft at Jack’s Abby. Consumed on 4/21/2016. Bourbon barrel aged. 2016 release at 10.6% ABV. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of oak, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, oak, whiskey, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good.
MaBeer1972 (1954) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Julio’s. Labelled as "Bourbon Barrel-Aged". Poured into a snifter. A very dark opaque brown color with a frothy tan head that settles to a thin lace. Sweet bourbon and sugar aromas. Vanilla, coffee and chocolate notes. Silky texture. Boozy in the middle. Long sweet finish with decent bitterness.
trapped (2770) - New York, TURKEY - APR 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ As Is NYC. Dark brown with slight reddish tint, small foamy beige head, strong coffee aroma with alcohol, low carbonation, slightly sweet mocha taste with a bit of fruity-woodsy flavor, long mocha finish with alcohol aftertaste. Very chocolatey and impressive.
popery (2121) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is nearly black, but you can see some dark brown in smaller quantities. Not super dark. Light brown head. Decent retention, not much lacing. Big on milk chocolate in the aroma. Decent amount of oak. Medium vanilla. Fairly strong caramel at the base. The barrel comes through with just a touch of heat. Taste has a lot of that light vanilla-caramel-milk chocolate sweetness. Nice toasty sugars. Not much roastiness at all. Just some fruity roast flavors in the background. Medium sweet but it’s not a heavy sweetness. Fairly light feel for 10% abv. A bit creamy. Easy to drink. Solid.
Beerdedone (3350) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small creamy lacy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Flavor was smooth and slightly sweet with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, brown sugar and oak. silky texture, medium body, dry roasty finish.
Hiledd (106) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oak, coffee aroma, dark brown/black color, brown head, coffee, licorice, chocolate flavor, medium to full body, warm alcohol finish that dissipates off the tongue
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Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jacks Abby. Pours a deep brown to black color with a thin rim of tan head. Aroma is slightly boozy, vanilla, molasses, bourbon. Boozy flavor. Good for sure, but I like the variants better.
dlovell2 (1995) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Maxbier for sharing. Pours Black with cream colored head. Roasted malt aroma with vanilla, chocolate and bourbon.
Flavor is dark roasted malt, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Sweet roasted malt finish. Fantastic brew.
Maxbier (938) - Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from source. Dark dark brown with thin brown head. Aroma of vanilla roasty malt and hints of bourbon. Flavor is smooth vanilla, bourbon roast and hints of coffee. Some dark chocolate. Worth the hour in the car, should have bought two bottles (or 10).