daknole (10941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2010 Growler from carythedude. And holy shit. I have always loved regular ten fidy...but this one? My god, its through the roof. Black pour. Aroma is sweet and full of bourbon, chocolate, molasses, vanill and woody oak tones. Flavor is much richer and not as hoppy as the orginal. Its toned down on one note while ramped up on the flavor and richness. Amazing. Loads of rich chocolate, molasses, bourbon, raisins, vanilla. Wow. Just wow. Yessss! I want this again!!
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Tasty Weasel in Longmont on 7/16/09. Amazing bourbon aroma with hints of coffee and rich dark chocolate. Incredibly smooth thick mouthfeel with just a touch of bitter chocolate to contrast the deep sweet bourbon molasses flavor. Then, an incredible bitter coffer finish that lingers on the tongue. At 4.8, this is currently my highest rated beer.
hopscotch (10999) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler… This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The aroma offers all the rich, gooey, melted caramel my olfactory system can process while also providing a pinch of cinnamon. The flavor and nose share essences of vanilla, caramel, oak, molasses and espresso. Bittersweet, mocha, caramel finish with lingering espresso bitterness. One of the best beers I’ve ever sampled. World class growler of beer courtesy of juiceisloose!
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
EBF V NOTB. This was my first beer of the evening, and unquestionably remained my favorite from beginning to end. Looked absolutely gorgeous even in its two-ounce sampling glass, thick, dark, red-brown, chocolately head over a perfect black body. Aroma nice with notes of chocolate and a good deal of roastiness, but nothing that prepared me for the awesomeness to come. Waves of chocolate and berries (dark cherries, raspberries, boysenberries) flood the mouth. The whiskey never overpowers but merely adds layers of sweet complexities. The hops, while not the showcase, keep everything in balance the whole way through. The body is at once as full as can be, and as smooth and gulpable as can be. I can’t think of any way to improve this beer.
dnstone (3016) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A wicked good beah! This beer has the best appearance of any beer I have tried; pitch black with a dark nicely formed head. It smells like brownies with vanilla and caramel on top. Tastes like dark chocolate-covered espresso beans with oak, vanilla and caramel tones. Flippin awesome.
Notes: On Cask
onceblind (8900) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
At Avery’s 2012 Strong Ale Fest. (Wild Turkey Version). Black with a thin chocolate milk head. Boozy chocolaty whiskey aroma with a roasty black malt, molasses, and oak with more chocolate. Flavor is surprisingly smooth with balanced whiskey boozy notes, a shade of oak, and a whole bunch of chocolate, a touch of coffee, and some burnt toffee. Amazing.
Ratman197 (14368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured an opaque black with a large lasting brown head. Aromas of whiskey, oak, licorice, carmel, oak and fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smoooth. Flavors of whiskey, licorice, carmel, vanilla and dark chocolate with a lingering roasty finish.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap Cole’s Rare Beer Fest, Buffalo. Black, small head. aroma of chocolate, dark malt, and some slight whiskey sweetness. Taste is stunning - well carbonated perfectly blended whiskey sweetness and heat with the already formidable base beer. Roasty, alcohol balanced perfectly, incredibly easy to drink. Not as in your face as some of the beers here but this is Barrel done right - my beer of the fest.
DocLock (10465) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours onyx with 1-finger brown head and fairly clingy lacing. Nose is malty, with cacao, molasses, oaky spirits, vanilla, earthy peaty notes, prunes, blackberry, and port wine. Tastes rich, oaky but balanced by peaty malty notes, bourbon, vanilla, cacao, and some lactic creamy finsihing hints. Very smooth, very rich, and very complex, this one is great, and I really want more of this.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had four glasses of this at two seperate location in the matter of a week. Black with small tight chocolate colored head. Sweet dark fruit, malt,coffee,vanilla, WHISKEY,oaky aroma and taste. This shit was gooood!! Slick and whiskey tastin’ on the palate, who doesn’t like that?? Y’all better get some if you know what I know.......