legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Poured a deep dark black with the most interesting head I have seen in a while- frothy and big and small bubbles competing. Taste was heavy whisky, but I appreciated the hotness- very yummy. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle at Borefts BeerFest 2012. Pitch black - small brown head. Chocolate, fruity, high malty, coffee, light boozy, light light chili, whiskey, coconut, vanilla, cocopowder, oakey. Super fantastic. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours a black, oil like color, with a nice viscosity. Coffee, whiskey, and chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Ends with less heat than the Weasel Rodeo. A complex beer, with the alcohol well hidden. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
750mL bottle. Poured viscous deep brown with a rich, quite dark brown head. The aroma picked up very enjoyable, semi-sweet coffee paired with toasty, spicy whiskey, oak barrel, and deep notes of vanilla bean.. complementary smoked peppers on the back of the nose.. great! The flavor found near-burnt coffee, licorice, and smoked chocolatey notes at the core, with smoky whiskey and tasty dried peppers through the finish.. peppery warmth built as the drink progressed, and had quite a kick with the alcohol on the finish.. tasty stuff! Heavier-bodied with silky, higher carbonation on the palate.. spicy and barrel-y, but everything worked well together.. I really enjoyed the use of the peppers in here. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle from Rosebud Butternuts. Cheers, Eric! Pours a deep motor oil color with a tan head. Nose is roast, big kopi, coffee, earth, some light peat character, dark chocolate, earthy peppers, some light oak, vanilla, and more earth. Flavor is wonderfully complex like only a stout can be: earth, peat, moves to whiskey, vanilla, oak, chocolate, cocoa, kopi, coffee, black coffee, chocolate bar, then finishing somewhat dry with earthy peppers and light heat on the back end. Medium in body and really a beautiful blend of these flavors; lingering earthy peppers and slight peat into the finish.
wchesser (2071) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from errl a loonng time ago. One of the best labels ever. Pours viscous black with coffee crema colored rim. Nose of sweet bourbon, rich dark malts, vanilla, rich chocolate, and dark coffee. Taste follows but with nicely warming chile heat and flavors, slick mouthfeel. The best of the three variations of this. Has held up well in the cellar. Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2012 On Tap at Saucer Beerfeast 2012..Pour is bark black with a dark tan head..Nose is boozy, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, whiskey, light pepper, caramel..Taste is whiskey, vanilla, buttery, spice, coffee, wood, alcohol..Palate is whiskey Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2012
On tap @ Lake Saucer Beerfeast.
Deep black pour with some tan head. Big time whiskey aroma with some vanilla, coffee, peppers, and chocolate. I got a lot more chipotle heat for this version than the original which built more and more with each sip. Lots of roasted malt and coffee. This was amazing and I’m very glad I got to try it. SudsMcDuff (8388) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
great great stuff .. deep black .. no foam (cask) .. huge presence .. deep tar, roast, coffee, and barrel .. . awesome, i’d drink this all the time! .. . . the big easy drains it! MattSweatshirt (9) - - AUG 24, 2012 does not count
New bottle poured into a snifter.
Comes out black with a big super dark brown head that starts out large and pillowy but falls down fairly quickly.
You get coffee, whiskey, chipotle pepper, and the best combination that comes in barrel aged stouts with the chocolate and vanilla.
The taste on this is great. The whiskey is prevalent and big right up there with the roast and coffee flavors. The chipotle takes hold at the end of things and a spicy warmth lingers on the lips and in the mouth. It’s got a big body and modest carbonation. There’s a slight pop of barrel character.
Even at a big 12.1 I’m not picking up any alcohol and it drinks just as easy as the other beers in this whole Rodeo trilogy.