nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle pours black thin head. Smells tastes of bourbon wood caramel booze some soy sauce dark fruit. Not bad kind of hot. Pretty good gnoff (10426) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
12.7 fl oz bottle consumed on May 4, 2012. Thanks to _angst_!OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Clear dark brown to black color, small brown head. Alcohol, wood, sweet, fruity, berry scent. Chocolate, alcohol, sweet taste. Chocolate aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. When warming up, loads of vanilla comes through.
Bottle from Carny77. Good aroma, sweet. Roasty, fruity.coffee, cherry, grape. Dark Orangy brown color. Ok head no lace. Sweet Flavor. Medium body. Oily creamy smooth mouthfeel. Dry sweet, tad hot finish. Pretty tasty, flavor best part. Very rich. Like flavor tad more than aroma, but not by much. anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty bourbon and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty bourbon vanilla flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty bourbon vanilla and chocolate finish. Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2012
I’ve had this beer a bunch of different times, on draft and out of the bottle. Figured I might as well finally review this while it’s current on-tap at my house. Poured from the kegerator into a Bruery tulip. 2010 vintage.
A - Pours black, mocha-colored head, thin film on top, spotty lace, thick collar.
S - Big chocolate, both milk and dark, booze, vanilla, brownies, and oak. Still pretty boozy, even after a year and and half worth of age, but it’s definitely smoothed out since it was fresh. Very sweet, reminds me of a rich dessert.
T - Chocolate syrup on top of chocolate brownies with a small side of bourbon. There’s a touch of oak and vanilla in there as well. The alcohol bite makes the finish bitter and boozy, yet still remaining somewhat sweet.
M - Full, rich and smooth, good carbonation, creamy finish. Even after almost two years, this one is still quite boozy. That said, it’s really smoothed out since I had it fresh, and it’s definitely more enjoyable now then ever. I think another year will do this some more good...might be perfect by then!
Strykzone (7363) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Very dark brown with a small tan head. The barrel brings so much aroma. Red wine and wood notes. Beginning is so smooth. Hot but somehow it is ok. This could sneak up on a guy. Flavor is more subtle than expected but is still really nice. A wow. kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours black with a medium tan head. Rich coco flavors. Sweet silky. Bit of bourbon and vanilla. Very very tasty
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
S: black, light brown head, solid collar, decent lacing
A: strong, sweet, Boozy, caramel
T: toasted marshmallow? Taste follows nose - Strong, sweet, caramel
O: damn good, it's a big boy, it delivers, warming
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2012
Crushed with TheRon and HeyZues. Pours a dark brown/black. Bourbon, wood, and some cardboard on the nose. Flavor is some bourbon, a bit of soy sauce, and cardboard. Oxidized as hell. Want to try fresh. Marheb (5778) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
Je la verse: Beaucoup d’effervescence comparativement à la Angel share (yen avait pas du tout). Belle robe bourgogne surmonté d’un douillet collet.
Je la respire: Vanille, brandy, marmelade et beaucoup de notes boisés.
Je la bois: Bien onctueux, assez collant avec le chocolat qui s’ajoute à ce que le nez amenait. Belle offrande.