Travlr (25544) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle. Dark maroon brown color, small tan head. Aroma has vanilla, chocolate, licorice. Taste has milk chocolate, espresso, subtle tannins, vanilla. Very tasty. fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle from Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WA; 10% ABV; vintage 2015, 2 years oldmcberko (18431) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2017
Black color, the head disappears quickly. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, hint of tar. Good b ody strength, dark chocolate flavor, some bourbon and tar.
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium light brown head. Aroma brings out moderately smoky whiskey, some light sweet bourbon and roasted malt. Flavour is elegant and complex, with lots of smokey whiskey barrels, some spiciness, bourbon, and medium roasted malt. Really lovely selection of bourbon barrels, utilized very well. Complex and well-balanced. Excellent. Oakes (18200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2017
Dark brown. Not much head. The aroma is nice - bourbon, chococlate, and a nice alcoholic hit as well. Good complexity, despite my lack of descriptors. On the palate, chocolate, alcohol, bourbon/vanilla notes...the heat adds a nice element. Fairly woody. Full body. There might be a hint of coffee as well. Good brew. Tasty stuff. Benzai (16226) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle shared by Countbeer @ "Cut weer" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized fairly quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, soft balanced roast, wood, bourbon. Taste malts, bourbon, lightly roast, a perfect mix of malts, dark malts, lightly roast, a light hint of chocolate, sweetness vanilla oak and bourbon blend together in an almost perfect marriage. Perhaps just a little bit in the sweet side, but lovely nonetheless. Medium body, suitable soft but decently noticeable carbonation. Wonderful stuff!
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood. Medium mouth, rich malt, roast, cocoa, light bitter finish, very good. 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. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, cookies. Sweet. Full-bodied. Lubiere (14119) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a superb sweet chocolate with bourbon notes, oak, vanilla, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a smooth oaken stout with milk chocolate, light moka, a bit on the light side. Bottle at Big Dog Winterfest, Jan. 29 2011. BeerandBlues2 (13654) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle, Anchorage hotel tasting, shared by Travlr. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, prunes, figs, dates, alcohol, vanilla, and Bourbon. Flavor is sweet chocolate and roast malt, vanilla, Bourbon, figs, dates, and a sweet finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and medium alcohol warmth. Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Sample on Day 2 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/13/2011. The beer is an opaque black color with a medium thin khaki head that dissipates to an outer ring rather quickly. Partial rings of lace on the glass. Bourbon aroma with notes of dark malts and chocolate. Full, smooth body with an oaked bourbon character and flavors of grainy malt, fruit and coffee. The finish is somewhat boozy with a malt aftertaste. Above average overall.