savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 3, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 12.7 oz bottle from tarheels86, thanks GT. Clear deep dark brown almost black with a very minimal head. Very boozy aroma of bourbon, oak, and alcohol with plenty of dark fruit, burnt sugar and vanilla. The flavor is filled with vanilla, sweet caramel malt, raisins with big bourbon heat and light bitterness. Medium to full body with a mild carbonation and a very long boozy finish. This is a stellar beer, so much flavor and booziness but still goes down easy and keeps you coming back for another sip. Still think this beer could do with a bit more carbonation, and it would be nice to see a head on it. bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Pours blacker than an East Indian with a suntan. Very little carbonation, pretty much no head. Smells of chocolate, ripe dark fruits, heavily roasted dark coffee, and bourbon. Tastes pretty much exactly like it smells. But the beer is thick and syrupy and coats your mouth, leaving you with complex residual flavors long after you swallow the last drop. This is one amazing beer. RasmusOtt (2764) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 Pours opaque black. Aroma of coconut, motor oil, overripe fruits, bourbon, prunes, raisin and dates. Taste is sweet with borwn sugar, alcohol, overripe fruits, caramel and woody sourness.
Re rate @ 2014.
This was a way better experience. More complex and balanced.
Lots of nice bourbon notes which contributes to the rather sweet nuances that this beer contains.
Camons (12450) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Tap @ Falling Rock, Denver. Pours allmost black with a small ring of foam along the glassside. Aroma of caramel, coffee, port, raisins. Taste is very malty, oak, caramel, coffee, dark dried fruit, port, light booze. Thin to medium body, low carbonation. Very good beer. 090411 Fred82 (2324) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
375ml from IPB.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Appearance : Pitch black with small brown head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Lots of bourbon with notes of vanilla. nice hops and roasted malt. Very rich. Some alcohol, nice chocolate.
Taste : Hops and roasted malt. Lots of bourbon.Great finish with nice bourbon, hops and roasted malt. Soft carbonation.
Overall : Nice bourbon, not too intense. A bit too warm and alcoholic though. Finish is really nice with great bourbon and hops. Nice balance between hops, bourbon and malt all around. Nice sutff but a bit too boozy for me.
My rating may be skewed as this bottle was flat - sadly a casualty of travel from the west coast most likely. Pours dark brown almost black with a lighter brown halo and no head of course, just a bubble or two. Aroma is incredible a perfect blend of milk chocolate, bourbon, vanillla, and brown sugar. Taste is similar chocolate and bourbon dominating but soft due to the age. Palate thinner than expected and of course flat. Sad that I didn’t get to have it in true form - I can tell would be excellent. Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2010 bottle... Clear dark brown pour , non exisistent head or lace . Aroma of bourbon , oak and vanilla . The flavor is huge malt sweetness with the bourbon burn and some tannins from the oak . Mild acidic notes as well . Dry , roasted and bitter finish with a big alcohol burn . Also some salty licorice notes . Full bodied , thick and slick . Good but it needs to cool off . You had better like bourbon . Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
at the brewery with the bros for dallas’ bachelor party. This was the icing on the cake.. In terms of me getting loaded. fidelis83 (2441) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Pours black as night with a thin brown head that has good retention. Aroma is bourbon, roast, chocolate truffle, vanilla, burnt sugar, a touch of leather tanning, old leaves and dusty dry straw. Flavor is big on sweet chocolate and brown sugar up front, nice vanilla-laden bourbon barrel, some over toasted coconut, licorice, oak, roast nuts, dark caramel and scotcheroo cookies. Palate is heavy bodied, lightly carbonated and creamy right up until the slightly drying, boozy finish. The palate suits the beer nicely, even the fairly strong alcohol burn fits. Delicious brew overall, complex and tasty, yet pretty easy going for 12%abv, despite the alcohol burn. kschep (1707) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Nose is wood chip, toffee, mellow and broad alcohol, cane sugar, sweet licorice, feel is wine, carb is very low, taste is cough syrup, weak vanilla, decent sour notes, some meat later, licorice.