Enniskillen (2058) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle from IrishBoy. Deep brown, nice espresso, tan head. Aroma is toffee, bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol. Taste is toffee, roasty, alcohol, chocolate. Nice stuff! Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Incredibly smooth, especially compared to its counterpart "old" viscosity. Deep black pour with small tan head. Bourbon is definitly present, and at times a little to over-agressive. Big time dark malts with a nice vanilla touch. Quite nice. Christian (13679) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 2011 re-rate. Black with a small tan head. Lots of licorice in the aroma, with chocolate, toffee, soy sauce and a touch of coconut and bourbon. Sweetish licorice and bourbon dominated flavour lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to decaturstevo. 2008 Bottle. Dark dark brown-black with a thick dark tan head. Thick lacing. Aroma of bourbon, charred oak, toasted malts, toasted wood. Taste is bourbon soaked oak, chocolate, nice alcohol warmth. Not overly complex but delicious. Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
bottle. Average thich light brown head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Black color. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, alcohol, liquorish, dried fruit like. Full bodied, soft carbonation, thich oily texture. Heavy sweet flavor with some counter bittrtness. Lingering and warming alcoholic malry finish.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2009
bottle from CaryTheDude for my 1000th rating! Thanks man! Bottle opens with a nice pop. Pours very dark almost black with slight tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bourbon, wood. Flavor of bourbon, coffee, vinous, dark fruits. A bit of chocolate cream. The barrel really comes out in this one. Thinner mouthfeel than i expected, but complemented by a nice, soft carbonation with a slightly boozy finish. Absolutely stunning awesome brew. I owe TheDude for this one. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
2007 Bottle samples June 2009. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Imediately the aroma is just huge. Maybe I liked this one extra because I had it following a bunch of sours and it was a great change. I think it would be great anytime. Malty goodness, mellow, some wood, some bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Still a bit hot after two years. Crazy good. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Strong aroams of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts.
Had a fluffy foamy head, tan and quite noticable.
Tasted wonderful, with bourbon, roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla.
Was light, airy, fluffy in the mouthfeel. Really amazing. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Had on tap at Lost Abbey with DuffmanSW and mspindler for my birthday. This was a very good beer. It was very similar to angel share brandy barrel but a little more bitter on the finish. It was easier to drink and a little more dry. I think I would prefer this over the angel share. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks to jake65! - Pours a dk brown with a large brown head...aroma is dark and delicious, whiskey oak, malt and dk fruit, charred oak...flavour is similarly bold, massive barrel presence, vanilla to boot, a bit salty on the end, but man it works...that was terrific!