onceblind (8450) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Vine Street. Clear yet very dark burnt orange copper. Aroma is big and delightfull. Some whiskey tones, but under that there is oak, vanilla, some char, and toasty toffee. Taste is a little heavy on the whiskey booze, but again, under it is a big tone of toffee, vanilla, oak char, and sweet earthy maltiness.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
taster at Mountain Sun in Boulder on 10/2/11. dark brown pour with a small off white head. big barrel / bourbon / vanilla nose. medium body with lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, sugar and dark fruits. very smooth throughout. warming finish with barrel notes and a light bitterness followed by vanilla, nuts and malts.