thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
(500ml bottle thanks to Exiled) near black pour, dark tan head that lasts forever with excellent lacing. Nose of cream, dry cocoa, lightly vinous, bourbon, wood, soy, yeast, and worcestshire. Taste of sweet chocolate, mild bourbon, very smooth palate, creamy, alcoholic, mildly vinous and raisiny. mar (5436) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
bottle thanks to exiled. poured pitch black with a khaki head. nose is vanilla, chocolate, wood, roasted malts, and licorice. very thick on the palate, flavors is bourbon, wood, vanilla, chocolate, and fudge. Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Jet black pour from bottle shared by Exiled. Large, lasting head. Nose is slightly burned coffee beans and vanilla. Taste is boozy, black licorice and chocolate. Finish is woody with a nice alcohol warmer. Good stuff. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
thanks to gn0sis for this gem! nice opaque brown pour, lively brown head much more so tells me thats its probably infected, but how infected? a touch, but its still better than the original version. the aroma is totally awesome, damn near a 10 with the level or marshmallowy goodness going on, but there is a touch of infection present if you look for it. the taste is great, with a slightly tart sour cherryish finish. its a damn good beer, infection or not. the question is, how long will it hold??? Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
The force is strong with Exiled.
Bitter coffee, very alcoholic, the carbonation really hurts my mouth. The guys around me say this might be infected. It’s funny that "infected" in beer terms usually means "gimme some more".
DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Gold waxed bottle. Dark black pour, TONS of dark brown carbonation and an aroma of chocolate, little apple/fruit and barely noticeable bourbon nose. Flavor is thin boozy chocolate, plenty of bourbon and not much else. Finish was dry, a little more booze and sour?(maybe it’s just me.) Glad I didn’t have to send out more than a local growler to get this, a little overrated in my personal opinion.
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer opens with a little bit of gushing and pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol and roasted malt. The flavor is roasted and burnt malt with some smoke, oak and chocolate. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Other than a little bit of oak in the flavor, I didn’t get much barrel-aged character out of the beer.
I think the beer may have been slightly infected because a few of the people I tried it with got some slight infection notes in the flavor, but I couldn’t tell. I liked the beer, but I think I liked the regular version as much or better. hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2010
’oops, i opened it’, says dakine on 6/6/2010. bomber clearly states that it is only twelve ounces!
dark and nearly black with a tannish blanket of over carbonated foam on top.
lots of umami and barrel notes up front. behind that are milk chocolate, vanilla, pepper, green hops and oak.
the flavor is the same only very green and hoppy with lots of mineral pill, barrel qualities throughout. lots of spice on the finish while bourbon lingers in the aftertaste.
medium body. foamy and crisp from high carbonation. 7/4/7/3/14/3.5
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Thanks cloudskipper. Poured very dark brown, CO2, roasted malts, chocolate, little bourbon, little wood, little ashy finish. ben4321 (6676) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Location: Bottle at Max and Andy’s Fantasy Tasting, 5/1/10
Aroma: Rich nose of chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, and a little wood
Appearance: It pours a jet black, almost oil-like pour, with a smallish brown head
Flavor: The taste is rather rich, malty, somewhat sweet, and a bit boozy as well
Palate: This beer has a rather full body, it is thick and oily, and a had a lightly hot finish
Overall, the bourbon is there, but doesn’t completely overpower this one. I guess I wasn’t very surprised, as the regular version was rather big, so the barrel aging wasn’t going to overwhelm it, just add to it. It works well on this beer, and this beer works well as a whole. Good stuff.