jcwattsrugger (12433) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
on tap @Philly BeerFest III–pours a light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is bourbon, sweet medium malt. Taste is bourbon, sweet medium malt-brown sugar. Again taste not up to aroma. demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Pours a deep, dark chocolate brown with fine toffee colored head that quickly leaves. THe nose is chocolate, coffee and toast (wood toast). Initial strong hit of bourbon on the front. It then mellows and chocolate, licorice and other nuances develop. Finishes smooth with a nice after taste. terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
750ml bottle from Ryans party store in Port huron
Pours a dark brown with almsot no head
The aroma is oak and malt
The taaste is creamy malt and oak
amp811 (38) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2009 OK, upon having this a second time, and all to myself, I am seriously less impressed. The beer is amazing, but very one-note on the oakiness. About 2/3 through the beer, the oakiness starts to get to you, and you wish there were more flavors in there. Split it with a friend, or have one on draft, and youll love it. Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Sampled at the bockyhorsey tasting. Appears super dark brown with no head. Aroma is butterscotch/diacetyl and bourbon. Little hints of roast in the background. Taste is roasty (surprised me a bit based on the aroma) as well as airy and thin. A clean beer with some roast and alcohol that accumulate on the palate, but never really appears in the taste. A bit disappointing.
ben4321 (6544) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Location: 22 oz Bottle from Norm’s
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Aroma: The nose makes you think of a bourbon stout, and thats kinda what it tastes like.
Appearance: Poor is almost black, thin head.
Flavor: Lots of flavors melded together: oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and malt.
I give them high marks for the creative and meshing of flavors, but I didn’t love it the way most others seem to have.
Nice aroma of chocolate, wood, vanilla, a touch of coconut, bourbon, and sweet darker malts. Pours a dark brownish color with a thin bubbly head and some reddish undertones. Nice sweet dark malts, chocolate, light bourbon and oak, and nice vanilla sweetness. Lightly carbonated, and seemingly a little thin. I enjoyed the sweetness and BA characteristics of this one. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2009
The aroma is toasted with milk, vanilla, wood, chocolate, and molasses. The appearance is dark brown with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma but is rather weak. The palate is rather thin. Overall it’s too washed out for my liking. Palidor19 (3189) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2009
solid. has got some real good flavors of dark malts, lots of chocolate and coffee. slightly thin for the style but with a touch of vanilla and wood, this makes a great beer for the drinker. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle sort of thanks to Timmy300. Pours a deep brown, almost black. Nose is rich and syrupy with the vanilla definitely coming through. 4mths on oak will definitely do that to a beer. I got a lot of roastiness from the malts as well as a distinct bitterness. Nice full body. Tasty stuff.