tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Good shit. Let's just say this is a Wisconsin trip beer. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone NJBrewmaster (2) - haddon twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012 does not count
This was the perfect beer to go with my cigar and steak last night!! I picked it up for this reason!! The buttery begining and then burbon finish with the warmth in my chest was perfect... Added to my top 10!!! jjdog202 (1) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
12-oz bottle pours a hazy dark brownish copper colored brew with a nice beige head that slowly dissipates to a thin creamy top. Aroma of coconut, bourbon, some caramel malt, and a touch of tart berrries. Taste is full bodied, bourbon character with some coconut, chocolate and caramel. Finish is semi-dry, some mild bitterness with a lingering bourbon aftertaste. AmericanHobo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Wonderful oak roasted malt aroma on initial pour. Flavor of bourbon oak spirals comes through on every sip but unlike bourbon not really hot, more mellow and smoothing taste of the ale balancing out the roasted malt. A great session beer. Gets more robust and complex as it warms a bit and is exposed to the air. Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2011
A surprise find (for me) in a New Prague, Minnesota restaurant cooler, this poured black from the bottle with a thin, lace of foam. It delivered huge aromas of caramel, vanilla and bourbon and an equally huge taste, some chocolate and more of the bourbon. The roasted malts come out strongly. Its high alcohol content goes down smooth - the smoothest stout I have ever tasted.
beerdogforyou (7) - - MAR 8, 2012 does not count
Big American dark Ale...this beer is another example of the great brews produced in the states..picked up a 4 at local retailer..nose of solid wood carmel smoke..best served at 48 degrees..thick head ..alot of juice 9% plus..awesome nlompart (1) - fredonia, USA - DEC 11, 2012 does not count
Overall good beer. The bourbon wasn’t over powering like other beers I have had. I also had it on tap so that might of made a difference. satchelbrewer1 (1) - Cold Spring, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2010 does not count
Black, nice body, taste chocolate malt bourbon oak vanilla come through. this beer is strong but doesn’t overpower you, until you have had 2. This beer is now served with my ribeye, amazing beer, amazing flavor! J_man (1002) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2011 Dark brown/ruby color with a nice thin beige head. The oak-aged aroma hits you immediately in a very good way. That flavor rolls over your tongue on the first sip with bourbon and cocoa notes. The 9% alcohol is very evident, but doesn’t overpower the sweet malt and the well balanced hop bitterness in the back. This reminded me a bit of The Beast from Avery except I could actual drink this and enjoy it instead of wincing at every sip. Drink this at cellar temperature or warmer as the subtle flavors come out as it warms up. A very unique and excellent ale! **12/10/2011** After "accidentally" aging some bottles of this for almost 2 years, I can say it holds up well, but the intensity of aromas and flavors have diminished. It’s more port-like now with some raisin characteristics (that I think were there originally, but were somewhat obscured by the other flavors). Still has the bourbon and cocoa flavors. artiesattic (11) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2012
big malts,great nose..slight metallic....not killed with bourbon flavor which is good for me...really nice sipping dark creamy ale