njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013ebone1988 (1848) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2015 On tap at brew pub... dark brown and reddish....nut..hops and Carmel flavor... not my favorite type of beer... but really good!
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is bourbon barrel, roasted malt, bready, chocolate, not too boozy but enough of that bourbon aroma there to make it good. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head, Iíd say itís clear but opaque. Taste is very nice, bourbon, roasted malt, milk chocolate, barrel, bready, not boozy but bourbony flavor, lovely. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, bourbon and roasted malt aftertaste. Overall, this is dangerously smooth and the bourbon does not overtake the Schwarzbier but compliments it greatly. Well done. SG111 (1747) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottled at Clubhouse BFD event. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, lactose, vanilla, oak. Flavor is nice lager notes, caramel, oak, vanilla, very light and easy drinking. Nice body. Iím a fan. darb85 (275) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Maple booze nose. Black with carbonated head that dissipates quickly. Dark malt lead with Sweet booze finish. Hints of vanilla and molasses. A little too thin. wchesser (2071) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle from flandersned-thanks! Labeled 8.5%. Very dark translucent brown. Muted nose of some bourbon, sweet vanilla, light roasted malts. Taste is rather sweet with lots of bourbon. Thin. weihenweizen (3741) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Black with small dark brown highlights and small beige head. Aroma is nice bourbon, medium body, medium/light body, and a little lacing. Taste is dark malt and bourbon.
bigtaster (969) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2016
On tap in pint glass. Dark brown, small light brown head, roasted malts, anise, dark chocolate. Medium body, high soft carbonation, light bitterness, a bit sweet. Nice long finish with a bit of spice, some cappuccino. Easy to drink with lots of flavor. beerbaron90 (16) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Appearance is dark and smells of chocolate and bourbon. It has a rich coffee and malt taste and the bourbon takes it to a new level. Very nice brew. mikem409 (2022) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Black color thin tan head. Big roasted nut aroma. Some faint barrel. Taste is semi sweet peanut, chocolate and slight burnt. arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, bourbon, roast, hints of dark fruit, hints of coffee and slight vanilla. Taste was a mix of nice dark chocolate, coffee, and bourbon, more roasted malt comes with a hint of burnt notes, slight dark fruit, finishing slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate chocolate, lighter vanilla, roast, nuts, mild bourbon, and oak. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and minimal orange highlights. It has a two finger khaki head that eventually settles to a thick film outlined by a thicker ring. There are some dripping rings left behind with each sip. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and caramel. There is some light roasted malt in the middle. The finish has light-moderate vanilla, light nuts, bourbon, and oak. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall...a really nice barrel aged beer. The bourbon isnít overpowering leaving behind what I assume is solid base beer. Iíve never had the non-barrel aged version.